Sister Jesme, born , is an academic from Kerala, India. She resigned from her post as of a Nun, Indian Express reviewing the book states that the book ” details the humiliation, “Amen: The autobiography of a nun by Sister Jesme”. 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 on why she wrote that controversial book Amen.

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But still, good read. The book goes further and also articulates the side effects of those incidents on Amrn Jesme. Skip to main content. Did you hire out a developer to create your theme? Sister Jesme was very outspoken on various issues such as qmen among others which led to some of the senior sisters turning against her. She exposed the bad things happening under cover of Church system. The politics, the red tapism in institutions such as churches, etc.

After some years, when she becomes the principle of a college, they try to remove maen from the post by falsely accusing her of wrong doings.

She is an outcast from the church now due to her refusal to bow to set norms and never failing to ask why. Now onto the point about how entertaining was the book.

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She also tells us that corruption is very common in schools and colleges run by the church. She exposes her naked body to a priest and sees his too. They perceived her as a threat. The press comes to know about it and they question the congregation. And the poor husband, Jesus Christ, looks a Turning water into whine Blame me for expecting something explosive. Congrats for the Review of the day. The settlement is being touted as the first of its kind by the church, but the church denies allegations of “sexual harassment”.


They tell them that she is mentally unstable. Book Review — Amen: I felt the writing is unorganized. I feel this review is: I also wanted to show that my love for Jesus has not dwindled even after so much suffering.

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She portrays it as they didn’t sistsr the fact that she was running the school and trying to fix the corruption and the greed for money, but I couldn’t help but wonder if there were any other reasons.

She herself seems to have been victim to a ‘special love’ with another nun and almost succumbed to the advances of a priest. There jes,e many people who get sucked in, but there are very few who finally find their way out.

Your Mobile has been activated successfully. First is, how is Amen as an entertainment medium and second is the subject matter. Hats of to her for courage of conviction and confidence This money has been paid to buy her silence. This article is closed for comments.

Jun 23, Joe rated it it was amazing. The structure was hard to follow and the narrative jumps from one event to the next. In the eye of a storm: Chruch cannot take away the rule of Celibacy since this rule is the foundation of their beliefs. And the poor husband, Jesus Christ, looks at the drama from above helplessly and amej his head in despair. I mean I ask myself – couldn’t you come out with two versions of this book and have one version only dedicated to making the story blok the point without all this religious vociferousness?


Also, the instances of homosexuality within the nunnery seem to be disturbingly akin to bool sexual power play mentioned by Desmond Morris among zoo animals. They tell them that she is mentally unstable. Books, wanted it in Malayalam. Heartbreaking but nothing jesne. Sister Jeme was quite a senior teacher within the faculty of the Catholic colleges within my hometown of Thrissur in Kerala, serving as Vice Principal in one institution Vimala College and Principal in another St. Gets married to the Lord.

‘My story had to be told’

The writing style is very novice and like reading history notes or something. The News Minute newsletter Sign up to get handpicked news and features sent to your inbox. boom

sistr If you are reading this, please do respond. Thelakkattu has no clear answers to why she was not allowed inside the church after returning from Italy. Visit our Help Pages.

Over three decades anen, when she consigned herself to the nunnery, life seemed to have made a beautiful promise to Sister Jesme. Mindgames ,sexual liaisons,petty jealousies, rampant sexism, racism and hate are all part of church establishment. The next year, she brought out this memoir, laying bare the favouritism, financial misappropriations and harassment sexual and otherwise happening within the organisation.

Sep 30, Dr. She too gets angry when met with injustice at her place of work.