Sister Jesme, born , is an academic from Kerala, India. She resigned from her post as Principal of St. Mary’s College in Trichur, Kerala in She was a. 14 Nov Sister Jesme on why she wrote that controversial book Amen. 10 Oct Amen autobiography of Sister Jesme is a thrilling read. Sex, money and power struggle – her book, rather her life had all the elements which.

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According to Jesme, she was tortured mentally from day one onwards because she would not condone the misdeeds of her peers and the management. The Autobiography of Sr Jesme: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

The system has its genesis in the divide between the white and the wog sisters. Notify me of new comments via email. Spirited and fun-loving, from a good family, deeply-rooted in Catholicism, Jesme was drawn to religious life at seventeen after a Retreat at junior college. She seems like a nice lady, but she should never be allowed to write a book ever again. She also points out the corruption and the petty jealousies that go around in the church.

The book keeps on reporting incidents after incidents. Almost ten words on every page were within quotes, like why should ‘ plus two’ be within quotes when referring to plus two sixter.

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. The next year, she brought out this memoir, laying bare the favouritism, financial misappropriations and harassment sexual and otherwise happening within the organisation. Biok that should not have happened to anyone.


Human mind works differently on several occasions. First posted at http: Finally, she has enough and leaves the Congregation and goes into hiding. Overall it is an average book Heartbreaking but nothing stunning.

‘My story had to be told’

Sister Jesme was very outspoken on various issues such as donations among others which led to some of the senior sisters turning against her. But do come back and tell me what you think of the book.

With regard to the experiences described by sister Jesme, there is nothing revealing about it. Share your thoughts with other customers. I feel this review is: 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 head of the convent.

Applaud her for her courage of conviction and confidence. I wonder she would have been more happy as a householder than a renunciate. Nuns are at the helm of the Christian educational institutions and make huge monies inter alia by capitation fees for seat allocations. That apart as a book Amen is an interesting read.

Selected pages Title Page. Amazon Prime Music Stream millions of songs, ad-free. Like you and me she too works and faces office politics. Alert on new comments on this reviews.

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Her allegations are in line with the scandals that have plaguing the Catholic Church in Kerala. Barring a single faltering in the room with a priest. The rating is for frankness. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?


However, her excessive self-glorification at the cost of others does tend to create the suspicion that as a narrator, she might not be all that reliable. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Also, the events suddenly jump into our face without proper explanation.

Sister Jesme was forced into a homo relationship with a sister and although everyone knew about it they did not object. Thanks for telling us about the problem. So where you expect bg intelligent read, you are bombarded with paragraphs and paragraphs of praise and worship to a nun’s belief.

Amen: The autobiography of a nun by Sister Jesme

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A Project by Christianity-Revealed. Sistee Jesme was forced into a homo relationship with a sister and although everyone knew about it they did not object. She too gets angry when met with injustice at her place of work.

Sister Jesme

To view amdn, click here. She completed all those courses and compulsory tests that you are supposed to do if you want to become a nun, for years and years apparently. A Thousand Splendid Suns.