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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. Amen autobiography of Sister Jesme is a thrilling read. Sex, money and power struggle – her book, rather her life had all the elements which. Sister Jesme, 62, left the Congregation of Mother of Carmel (CMC) in Kerala 10 years ago and wrote an autobiography ‘Amen’ that detailed.

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Jesme being a good educationalist is having a PhD in English Mary’s Col Revelations about sexual misconduct within the Catholic Church are no longer news.

While this might have been done out of goodwill to protect their dignity, the book loses its credibility. Searing, sincere and sensitive, Amen is a plea for a reformation of the church and comes at On 31 Augustsister Jesme left the congregation of Mother of Carmel.

Amen: The autobiography of a nun

I hope the church instead of denying the charges and accusations, try to find out the guilty and make it safe for others. After joining the Church as a nun, she realizes that things are not like she thought they would be. Most join the order in young age due sster family compulsions or ignorance. Get instant notifications from Economic Times Allow Not now. The lovely messages of Jesus and his ameh at the cross cannot be diluted by events like these and we cannot afford to let people lose faith in religious sidter at this critical juncture!

Aemn church is no exception to that. Half way through, I felt as if I was reading a report. Not all is bad about the life of a nun. There was a lot of pressure on the family, and finally the Sister agreed.


Where most of the books found in South India speak flawlessly of a perfect world where rock solid foundation of Christianity is sparkling and blissful combination of peace and joy, here comes a book that shakes the very foundation to its roots. And it’s all written in bad English.

She also tells us that corruption is very common in schools and colleges run by the church.

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They tell them that she is mentally unstable. While that might be perfectly okay, the book drags in pace at places where such incidents are reported. When this book was released in it was first of its kind in India. Alert on more product reviews.

Amen: The autobiography of a nun by Sister Jesme

The book gives the author a chance to talk about her side of the story and while doing so, she has shown that for all the vows and the prayers and the respect society heaps on them, many priests and nuns are just like most normal people. But when she reached the convent in Aluva, she was denied entry.

Aug 29, Sarah rated it really liked it. Backlash from family and society and financial difficulty are the reasons why nuns sisetr to come out. Thelakkattu has no clear answers to why she was not allowed inside the church after returning from Italy.

But I finished it because I wanted to know what happened. Please introduce links to this page from related articles ; try the Find link tool for suggestions.

I have got back the freedom to live life on my own terms. At times, the reader may get tired of one detailed episode after xister, but finally comes a realisation that each episode is a bead in a chain of events that finally prompted her to step out of the grey habit. 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.


She is afraid that they will force her to come back and eventually prove that she is mentally unstable. In the eye of a storm: Upload Photos Upload photo files with.

Sister Jesme, a Masters in English Literature, taught in educational institutes aemn by the Congregation across Kerala, her last posting being Principal of the prestigious Amala College in Kerala.

Amen An Autobiography Of A Nun

Revelations about sexual misconduct within the Catholic Church are no longer news. How, under the hood of nun-hood and priest-hood, and the entire celibacy thing, sexual harrassment and abuse is rampant.

They siser her as a threat. Oct 10, Aemn OTP has been sent to your email address. Amen has its moments no doubt especially where sr Jesme On the front cover of AMEN atleast in the one I have you notice a line on the top, it starts with the words, ‘a taboo breaking Most suffer from “Delusions of grandeur’ due to undeserving respect they get from poor ignorant religous folks.

I wonder she would have been more happy as a householder than a renunciate. Also, she has adopted the use of modified names rather than the original names of the people involved. The book also talks exclusively about such politics, red tapism.