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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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From my own personal experience i was able to understand and had wondered how petty, and small-minded the priests and nuns in Church can be.

However, I admire sister Jesme’s courage to walk out of jedme constricted walls of the convent and to speak out against her authorities. She is sincere about putting her problems that authority seemingly ignores like corruption and homosexuality.

Appointments with various doctors were being fixed. And I know Sister Jesme is an M. But jessme valid explanation is given from her with regard to the events that could have prompted such an initiative on the part of authorities in such dignified places. Click here to know more.

She too gets angry when met with injustice at her place of work. There are 2 sides to Amen. Mary’s College in TrichurKerala in Mary’s Col Revelations about sexual misconduct within the Catholic Church are no longer news.

Amen An Autobiography Of A Nun

It is an amazing book with amazing revelations. Applaud her for her courage of conviction and confidence. This was nothing more nuun the long rant of a disgruntled employee. Most join the order in young age due to family compulsions or ignorance. Sex, money and power struggle — her book, rather her life had all the elements which could make a blockbuster novel or a movie.


Sister Jesme – Wikipedia

To view it, click here. If one goes by her words, she is an exceptionally brilliant yet humble human being who has dedicated her whole life to Jesus, on a one-woman mission to reform the church through compassion. Customers who bought this item also bought. In a telephone conversation, Sister Jesme is bright and breezy. May 23, Anil Swarup rated it really liked it. The book contains no proper dates except towards the end.

Read the news and Google the reviews. That apart as a book Amen is an interesting read. Alert on more product reviews. They too have greed for money, urge for power and lust for bodily pleasures. She completed all those courses and compulsory tests that you are supposed to do if you want to beco There are 2 sides to Amen. They are often kept under submission by the fear of revenge by the priests.

The confession of a prostitute. Considering I served the Congregation for so long, it didn’t give even a penny for my survival. It is definitely so and is may be ‘certainly’ the first-of-its-kind in India, but it tells what you wanted to hear. The authorities’ repeated attempts to have her declared insane, she says, left her no other option. Instead of leading a life away from the critical eyes of the public, she dare From a literary point of view, the writing clearly lacks flow as the author keeps jumping from one subject to the other.


When that is unsuccessful, they try to get her admitted to a mental hospital and start treatments on her. Amen could be called more like ‘the autobiography of a super-nun’. Amen is just pages but what hits you is the frankness and sincerity of narration. The book goes further and also articulates the side effects of those incidents on Sister Jesme.

‘My story had to be told’ – The Hindu

Wherever there are people, there would be politics. I wonder she would have been more happy as a householder than a renunciate. In Amen sister Jesme comes across as an ordinary woman who has many grudges against many people. Also, she has adopted the use of modified names rather than the original names jessme the people involved. The victim has no succour.

While a nun has to wear only her habit, a father can choose to dress the way he likes. It is an eye opener of sorts when you read about corruption, neopotism, and sexual harassment inside the congregation, but is not all honest to the core is a kind of feeling one might have.

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The book is written well enough to tell its reader that what happens in the closets of the church.