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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Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Sister Jesme was very outspoken on various issues such as donations among others which led to some of the senior sisters turning against her. With so many magazines sidter tabloids making mincemeat of the Church in Kerala over such allegations as well as recurring suicides of the nuns, it takes a lot for the people concerned to come clean and bring up transparency and credibility in the transactions of the Church.

As suggested by a friend, this book did tell me about how missionary functions but it as the title says, just an autobiography. It is a gripping story indeed. The cover carries a photograph of my body, across which are plastered my references to sex in the book, taken out of context.

Mary’s Col Revelations about sexual misconduct within the Catholic Church are no longer news. It was hard keeping track of which college she was at and who the main sisters were. Most suffer from “Delusions of grandeur’ due to undeserving respect they get from poor ignorant religous folks. Jesme being a good educationalist is having a PhD in English You have corruption, sexual liaisons, petty jealousies, politics that will put our parliamentarians to shame, mind gamesrampant sexism, racism and good old simple hate.


If one goes zutobiography 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. 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 Sanyasa is not for everyone.

Amen also exposes the corrupt system of marking and allotting conduct certificates in the Christian institutions. So this young girl decides to become a nun at the age of seventeen after a Retreat at her college.

She portrayed it as a plot to get her out of power, but I wish I could see the other side and find out what exactly they were accusing her of.

She is a socialist who mingles with the lower strata of kitchen hy freely, she is a liberal who watches movies and makes movies, she is so honest that she is the only one who stands up against capitation fee, she is the saviour of poor students, she’s so Jesuslike that she autobiogtaphy shows the other cheek. Similar stories will surely occur in any major religion, much in contrast to professed tenets and beliefs of the same.

Yet another taboo she talks about is how a few church fathers force themselves sexually on nuns.

But still, good read. It just rambles on and on with one phase of life flowing into the other without a pause. Mindgames ,sexual liaisons,petty jealousies, rampant sexism, nkn and hate are all part of church establishment.


She remains conservative and a supporter of the church, but has left the convent. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. She too gets angry when met with injustice at her place of work.

Secondly by reading the book you will support Sister Jesme who had the guts to challenge the mighty institution. May 28, Shashwat Shriparv rated it really liked it. Hats off to you Sister Jesme. Feb 16, Sumit Ranjan rated it it was autobiogrpahy.

Amen: The autobiography of a nun

Amazon Prime Music Stream millions of songs, ad-free. A church is no exception to that. There are too many auyobiography 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 autobiography of a nun by Sister Jesme. Click here to know more.

It also amn a little tedious towards the end, talking about endless politics of the college.

Sister Jesme

The book talks about the degradation of the religious christian institutions in Kerela – not the globe. The book was a bestseller immediately and created quite a furore. There have been a lot of revelations regarding how finances have been misappropriated, how poor and Dalit children have jesmf discriminated against, and how priests have sexually harassed nuns, ladies of the congregation and even children for all of them to be fabrications. Congratulations for the ROTD status!

From a literary point of view, the writing clearly lacks flow as the author keeps jumping from one subject to the other.

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