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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One of the most boring books i have ever read. Aug 29, Sarah rated it really liked it.

The ingenuineness of this review appears doubtful. See all free Kindle reading apps. Sister Jesme must be congratulated that finally she found her own way.

The topic is interesting, but she writes about the interesting parts in only a few lines and the boring mundane parts in excruciating details.

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. Printable version Dec 31, Gender inequality Above all, the book brings to fore an important point of gender inequality. 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. She was a member of the Congregation of the Mother Carmelite CMC which she forced to leave for reasons of emotional torment, after 33 years as a nun.

Lists with This Book. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? The book is written well enough to tell its reader that what happens in the closets of the church. To ask other readers questions about Amenplease sign up. Look up sister jesme in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Though through this book, I started to like Sister Jesme and her courage.


Congratulations for the ROTD status! Honestly it was boring. Hats off to you Sister Jesme. Finally, she has enough and leaves the Congregation and goes into hiding. She also tells us that corruption is very common in schools and colleges run by the church.

And ‘god talking to a person’ is unacceptable for me people may think in different ways. Nuns are at the helm of the Christian educational institutions and make huge monies inter alia by capitation fees for seat allocations.

Interesting Read, Congrats for the Review of the Day: Books – Category Description. In fact they encouraged her to co-operate for their peace of mind.

Considering I served the Congregation for so long, it didn’t give even a auotbiography for my survival. So they can’t hear the confessions and conduct many other rites like the priests who are males and who even enjoy the luxury of drinking liquor. Showing of 18 reviews.

Amen: The autobiography of a nun by Sister Jesme

It is written in present tensea flashback while she’s on the train as a fugitive, just about to hand over her resignation. She is an outcast from the church now due to her refusal to bow to set norms and never failing to ask why. But hey, who am I to judge. Half way through, I felt as if I was reading a report.

When that is unsuccessful, they try to get her admitted to a mental hospital and start treatments on her. 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 The book also talks exclusively about such politics, red tapism. 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.


As suggested by a friend, this book did tell me about how missionary functions but it as the title says, just an autobiography. Amen has its moments no doubt especially where sr Jesme talks about the movies and documentries. Get to Know Us.

Amen: The autobiography of a nun

Penguin India 1 August Language: Only that the fire runs out of the fuse itself and the book turns out to be a damp squib. I hope the church instead wutobiography denying the charges and accusations, try to find out the guilty and make it safe for others.

Sister Jesme suffered it too. Book Review — Amen: November 14, It is a gripping story indeed. It also got a little tedious towards the end, talking about endless politics of the college. Places of worship, regardless of the religion, are places that are run by Human Beings. 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: Review on Amen The autobiography of a nun – Sister Jesme.

The fact that she was a nun is just an added bonus. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.