18 Jun On 31 August , Sister Jesme left the Congregation of Mother of Carmel. The authorities repeated attempts to have her declared insane. 14 Nov Sister Jesme on why she wrote that controversial book Amen. The English version Amen: The Autobiography of a Nun, published by. Sister Jesme, born , is an academic from Kerala, India. She resigned from her post as Sister Jesme decided to become a nun and dedicate her life in the service of God, as her beloved Jesus Christ, when she was barely in college. in her book, Amen – The Autobiography of a Nun, Indian Express reviewing the book.

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The language and prose style somehow failed to evoke any strong outrage in me, whereas the content surely did The lovely messages of Jesus and his sacrifice at the cross cannot be diluted by events like these and we cannot afford to let people lose faith in religious institutions at this critical juncture!

In fact, I am sure this happens.

She further alleged that a nun Serenna Jacob has committed suicide because she could not handle the trauma. The book keeps on reporting incidents sister jesme amen an autobiography of a nun incidents. She is a blind believer and is unable to accept the truth of life. The Autobiography of Sr Jesme: The book contains no proper dates except towards the end. Dec 25, Abhiram rated it it was ok. The book goes further and also articulates the side effects of those incidents on Sister Jesme.

Jesme was permitted to complete her doctorate in English Literature, to pursue her passion for literature, cinema and teaching college students. Always been sceptical of the Church and the life it forces its own aa live, but reading this was still disturbing – to know how petty, and small-minded and un-interested in God the Church can be.

So pray from your home, don’t fall prey to the middlemen, no matter to which religion you belong. She portrays it as they didn’t like the fact that she sister jesme amen an autobiography of a nun running the school and trying to fix the corruption and the greed for money, but I couldn’t help but wonder autoobiography there were any other reasons.

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Amen: The autobiography of a nun by Sister Jesme

But these joys were clouded by the troubles she faced. And the poor husband, Jesus Christ, looks at the drama from above helplessly and shakes his head in despair. Books by Sister Jesme. They have even sent me to a psychiatrist. But the book reveals that they too are ordinary humans like us.

Finally, she has enough and leaves the Congregation and goes into hiding. We require whistle-blowers like her in every organization. There was a Sister Abhaya Murder case in which two Catholic priests and a nun were arrested and the suicide case of a nun who was made to do all the chores in the convent and in the night she was sexually harassed by the sister jesme amen an autobiography of a nun of the convent. Amen a book written by sister Jesme in which she writes about the sexual harassments by the priests and closet homosexuality within nun ranks.

The Autobiography of a nun by Sister Jesme. There are no discussion topics sister jesme amen an autobiography of a nun this book yet. Before you read further let me warn you, I am not z to recommend this book so there are going to be a few spoilers in sistet review.

Amen: The autobiography of a nun

Overall it is an average book Searing, sincere and sensitive, Autobiogtaphy is a plea for a reformation of the church and comes at a time of its growing concern about nuns and priests.

I hope the church instead of denying the charges and accusations, try to find out the guilty and make it safe for others. She too gets angry when met with injustice at her place amwn work. 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 sister jesme amen an autobiography of a nun were accusing her of.

The poor priests do not have such a good fortune in their old age as they are entrusted to lethargic male servants. The press comes to know about it and they question the congregation. When I opposed, he quoted from the Bible which spoke of divine kisses. So think of nuns!

This book is one more embarrassment to the Catholic Church in Kerala along with the string of incidents that splashed on South Indian newspapers recently. Lists with This Book. Notify me when there is a new review. She exposed them to classic films, believing that aesthetics enhances spirituality. First posted at http: Sister Jesme must be congratulated that finally she found her own way. Amen has its moments no doubt especially where sr Jesme talks sister jesme amen an autobiography of a nun the movies and documentries.

This book is one more embarrassment to the Catholic Church in Kerala along with the string of incidents that splashed on South Indian newspapers recently.

A Nun’s Story

People have already started losing faith in the jjesme of God. Aug 29, Sarah rated it really liked it. The book is just ‘okay’. Why would she be forced to take psychiatric treatment if there wasn’t something that made the rest of the congregation believe she needed help? They are often kept under submission by the fear of revenge by the priests.

One incident ejsme into the other and before you try and understand what happened you are pulled into sister jesme amen an autobiography of a nun entirely non-related incident.

But becomes slightly tiring for the reader to go through passages that repeate A very brave and daring attempt by a nun to throw light on the darkest corners of the catholic church. She is goodness personified.

Feb 16, Sumit Ranjan rated it it was ok. There are a hundred categories to choose from when it comes to books.

A person’s religious identity doesn’t link him to everyone sharing that identity. I can’t live without him. Aug 24, Libin Jacob rated it liked it.