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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In a telephone conversation, Sister Jesme is bright and breezy.
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Sister Jesme was forced into a homo relationship with a sister and although everyone knew about it they did not object.
The Paradoxical Prime Minister. When no period is mentioned, no place is specified and pseudonyms are adopted against real names, the book is wobbling between a fiction and a biography.
Her life as a nun and her experiences with the institution of the Catholic Church in Kerala are recounted in her book, Amen – The Autobiography of a Nun Indian Express reviewing the book states that the book ” I must Google for some follow ups about her life.
Amen has its moments no doubt especially where sr Jesme talks about the movies and documentries. November 14, It is, to sum up, an ok read. Aug 21, Shiny Ajit rated it it was amazing. While this is quite possible, her flowery words and delirious outpourings concerning Jssme does make one suspect a hint of sexual frustration somewhere in her psyche: Then on August 31, she decided to quit the order due to harassment and continue her life of celibacy as a layperson.
The sizter year, she brought out this memoir, laying bare the favouritism, financial misappropriations and harassment sexual and otherwise happening within the organisation. Though Lord is her only husband, she is compelled to have sexual relations with another nun in the convent. 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 But I finished it because I wanted to know what happened.
This book, a first ot its kind in India, is an outpouring of her experiences as a nun for thirty three years.
‘My story had to be told’
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nyn In one or two places, it even resembled porn – which I find out of a place in a book of this sort. I wonder she would have been more happy as sieter householder than a renunciate. It affirms Jesme’s unbroken spirit and faith in Jesus and the Church, living like a nun but outside the Four Walls of the Convent. Alert on new comments on this reviews.
Sister Jesme has a doctorate in English Literature.
Amen could be called more like ‘the autobiography of a super-nun’. She too gets angry when met with injustice at her place of work. She portrays it as they didn’t like the fact that she was running the school and trying to fix the corruption and the greed for money, bt I couldn’t help but wonder if there were any other reasons. She also states examples where a few priests are involved in sexual relationships with the nuns. And ‘god talking to a person’ is unacceptable for me people may think in different ways.
Amen: The autobiography of a nun by Sister Jesme
Sister Jesme, born inrealized that she wanted to spend her life in service to Jesus when she was in her late teens. Barely 17, she was convinced that her path was serving her Master as his bride.
Wish someone cracks the whip before it is too late! The language and prose style somehow failed to evoke any strong outrage in me, whereas the content surely did This is not to say that I disbelieve what she has to say about the misdeeds within the church.
Amen also exposes the corrupt system of marking and allotting conduct certificates in the Christian institutions.