Sister Jesme, born , is an academic from Kerala, India. She resigned from her post as Sister Jesme decided to become a nun and dedicate her life in the service of God, as her beloved Jesus Christ, when she was barely in college. in her book, Amen – The Autobiography of a Nun, Indian Express reviewing the book. 14 Nov Sister Jesme on why she wrote that controversial book Amen. The English version Amen: The Autobiography of a Nun, published by. On 31 August , Sister Jesme left the Congregation of Mother of Carmel. The authorities repeated attempts to have her declared insane, she says, left her no.

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Want to Read saving…. Human mind works differently on several occasions. Return to Book Page. There are a hundred categories to choose from when it comes to books. The lovely messages of Jesus and his sacrifice at the cross cannot be diluted by events like these and we cannot afford to let people lose faith in religious institutions at this critical juncture! First is, how is Amen as an entertainment medium and second is the subject matter. And I know Sister Jesme is an M.

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Sister Jesme decided to become a nun and dedicate her life in the service of God, as her beloved Jesus Christwhen she was barely in college.

Amazon Music Stream jesms of songs. The authorities’ repeated attempts to have her declared insane, she says, left her no other option.

But being an atheist, it is difficult for me to accept Dec 25, Abhiram rated it it was ok. Views Read Edit View history.

Amen: The autobiography of a nun by Sister Jesme

I had to walk along the wall of St Thomas College suffering all the comments and paper arrows from the boys.


But every day Jesms am renewing my pledge to Jesus. The moment the Bishop saw me, he would extend an envelope with.

May 23, Anil Swarup rated it really liked it. Books have been a source of knowledge for many centuries.

The politics, the red tapism in institutions such as churches, etc. Be the first to review this item Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Your Mobile has been activated successfully. Autkbiography feel this review is: The book keeps on reporting incidents after incidents. You have been loggedin via facebook. It was hard keeping track of which college she was at and who the main sisters were.

Sister Jesme

Sister Jesme must be congratulated that finally she found her own way. Braving the Crazy Waves. The book reveals that like any drug, religion too is insidious. There are too many references to Provincials and Generalities and church specific bureaucracy without saying which one was which or whether they were the same person throughout the book.

The narrative moves in stops and jerks, with the author’s exhortations to Jesus interspersed with her cribbing about other nuns and descriptions of sexual escapades. They have feelings and they all need an outlet to express those feelings. Amen The autobiography of a nun – Sister Jesme. Comments are automatically posted live; however, indianexpress. Sex, money and power struggle — her book, rather her life had all the elements which could make a blockbuster novel or a movie.

Amen: The autobiography of a nun

Sikh farmers battling for their land. Also, the instances of homosexuality within the nunnery seem to be disturbingly akin to the sexual power play mentioned by Desmond Morris among zoo animals. Thank you for rating this Product. Like you and me she too works and faces office politics.

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Church should not function like it used to be in 7the century A church is no exception to that. As a saying goes, if there’s a devil residing in the roof of every normal household, there’s a devil residing in each rafter in a convent.


Oct 07, Jayaram rated it liked it. An OTP has been sent to your email address. That apart as a book Amen is an interesting read.

There are many people who get sucked skster, but autobiorgaphy are very few who finally find their way out. First of all it autoiography show the ugly picture of the holy men and women.

There was corruption, by way of donations for college seats; sexual relations between some priests and nuns, and between nuns; class distinctions whereby the cheduthies, or poorer and less-educated sisters, did menial jobs; and a wide gap between comforts and facilities enjoyed by the priests and nuns.

Jesme was permitted jewme complete her doctorate in English Literature, to pursue her passion for literature, cinema and teaching college students. To ask other readers questions about Amenplease sign up. Sister Jesme, born inrealized that she wanted to spend her life in service to Jesus when she was sster her late teens.

She is afraid that they will force her to come back and eventually prove that she is mentally unstable.

However, her excessive self-glorification at the cost of others does tend to create the suspicion that as a narrator, she autoviography not be all that reliable. She is goodness personified.