Amen: The Autobiography of a Nun [Sister Jesme] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. On 31 August , Sister Jesme left the. The only difference between her and us is that she is a nun. Amen autobiography of Sister Jesme is a thrilling read. Sex, money and power. Amen- An autobiography of a Nun is a book written by a nun from Kerala and this book contain the sexual exploitation that Sister Jesme and.

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She also states examples where a few priests are involved in sexual relationships with the nuns. Overall, read it only if you are looking for a true and shocking perspective over-spiced with too much of religious statements all around.

Amen: The autobiography of a nun by Sister Jesme

Aug 27, Anupama Ma rated it liked it. He chose me to let the world know the truth.

Book Review — Amen: At times, the reader may get tired of one detailed episode after another, but finally comes a realisation that each episode is a bead in a autobiographyy of events that finally prompted her to step out of the grey habit. Jesme being a good educationalist is having a PhD in English The narrative moves in stops and jerks, with the jesem exhortations to Jesus interspersed with her cribbing about other nuns and descriptions of sexual escapades. Kudos to sister Jesme!!

But the book cannot be brushed away completely. From the slippery autobilgraphy of sexual exploitation to the rocky roads of systematic corruption and abject racism, comes a book that is a sum total of thirty three years of facing the reality behind the iron dark walls of the Christian self proclaimed Infallible World.


It is a gripping story indeed. First posted at http: I do not doubt her attempt to be open and honest Heartbreaking but nothing stunning. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Good book to know more about life inside convent. Review on Amen The autobiography of a nun – Sister Jesme. I wonder she would have vy more happy as a householder than a renunciate. She remains conservative and a supporter of the church, autobuography has left the convent.

This book is a simple, straightforward and what I believe to be honest, look at what goes on behind the secret walls of convents and churches.

Sister Jesme was very outspoken on various issues such as donations among others which led to some of the senior sisters turning against her. Then on August 31, she decided to quit the order due to harassment and continue her life of celibacy as a layperson. Malayali people Indian Roman Catholic jes,e sisters and nuns births Living people Women educators from Kerala Educators from Kerala 20th-century Christian nuns.

Sister Jesme

But hey, who am I to judge. She is a socialist who mingles with the lower strata of kitchen nuns freely, she is a liberal who watches movies and makes movies, she is so honest that she is augobiography only one who stands up against capitation ejsme, she is the saviour of poor students, she’s so Jesuslike that she always shows the other cheek. Yes she is a movie buff.

The victim has no succour. There have been a lot of revelations regarding how finances have been misappropriated, how poor and Dalit children have been discriminated against, and how priests have sexually harassed nuns, ladies of the congregation and even children for all of them to be fabrications. Though through this book, I started to like Sister Jesme and her courage. November 14, Yes, cards are printed for her marriage and even a tea party is hosted. Not many have the courage to take on the establishment and very few have the articulation to convey an experience as traumatic as the one described, so graphically.


Write a product review. Oct 05, Anuradha rated it liked it Shelves: But still, good read. Her life maen a nun and her experiences with the institution of the Catholic Church in Kerala are recounted in her book, Amen – The Autobiography of a Nun[2] Indian Express reviewing the book states that the book ” She herself seems to sisfer been victim to kf ‘special love’ with another nun and almost succumbed to the advances of a priest. When this book was released in it was first of its kind in India.

The autobiography of a nun by Sister Jesme. Sister Jesme suffered it too. Nuns generally carry an impression amenn being benign, loving and serving the society self-lessly.

The structure was hard to follow and the narrative jumps from one event to the next. See our Returns Policy. The same is evident from the facts revealed in the book that out of every 10 nuns one is mentally disturbed.

Look up sister jesme in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. I do not doubt her attempt to be open and honest about her experiences but I do certainly feel that the accounts are biased.

I hope there will be a change for better. While this is quite possible, her flowery words and delirious outpourings concerning Jesus does make one suspect a hint of sexual frustration somewhere in her psyche: