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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The settlement is being touted as the first of its kind by the church, but the church denies allegations of “sexual harassment”.

How jewme nuns be empowered? First of all it will show the ugly picture of the jfsme men and women. Preview — Amen by Sister Jesme. There was a lot of pressure on the family, and finally the Sister agreed. In India, with a large percentage of illiteracy, it is imperative to adopt innovative approaches to facilitating education, especially when it comes to teaching others to read and write.

Good book to know more about life inside convent.

Look up sister jesme in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. I sistsr had to slog through it. I found the book shocking in pieces and not so shocking with some other details. She has been a part of the church for 24 years. Heartbreaking but nothing stunning. She had also demanded that if the congregation was not willing to take her back, then she has to be compensated. With so many magazines and 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.


A person’s religious identity doesn’t link him to everyone sharing that identity. Look at social worker Daya Bai, who recently recounted how she used to burn her body with candles to ward off sexual advances from a senior priest.

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Malayali people Indian Roman Catholic religious sisters and nuns births Living people Women educators from Kerala Educators from Kerala 20th-century Christian nuns. 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. Phil, PhD and all, but the book could probably have done with better editing.

The amrn drawback to this book as to why I do not recommend it is the repeated self belief and connection to every event to the will of Christ.

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An Aen has been send to your mobile. Church is now after party politics, power and the crumbs of patronage, and so Christ is climbing down its steps and leaving say students of Sister Jesme after reading her ordeal.

While this might have been done out of goodwill to protect their dignity, the book loses its credibility. Then jesmee August 31, she decided to quit the order due to harassment and continue her life of celibacy as a layperson. Get instant notifications from Economic Times Allow Not now You can switch off notifications anytime using browser settings.

Amen: The autobiography of a nun

Most join the order in young age due to family compulsions or ignorance. The book talks about the degradation of the religious christian institutions in Kerela – not the globe. In Amen sister Jesme comes across as an ordinary woman who has many grudges against many people.


Xmen to Read Currently Reading Read. Interesting Read, Congrats for the Review of the Day: Half way through, I felt as if I was reading a report. The book comes across as honest but slips into research mode at times. A Convent, Hotel California. Aug 27, Anupama Ma rated it liked it. And it’s all written jese bad English. Oct 10, jjesme Fearing attack by fanatics, my friends and students brought salwar kameezes for me to wear.

One of the most boring books i have ever read.

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Sanyasa is not for everyone. She remains conservative and a supporter of the church, but has left the convent. First is, how is Amen as an entertainment medium and second is the subject matter. The book was a bestseller immediately and created quite a furore. Jese, cards are printed for her marriage and even a tea party is hosted. Human mind works differently on several occasions.

Jese was interesting to read about a woman who was so different to me, coming from a different background.