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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Paperbackpages. When she tried to corner me, I had no way but to succumb to her wishes. A church is no exception to that.

Amen: The autobiography of a nun

And it tells a lot. An OTP has been send to your mobile. Aug 12, Jakob Christensen rated it did not like it. In India, with a large percentage of illiteracy, it is imperative to adopt innovative approaches to facilitating education, aken when it comes to teaching others to read and write. Good book to know more about life inside convent.

Most suffer from “Delusions of grandeur’ due to undeserving resp Insight into the world of Nuns This is not to say that I disbelieve what she has to say about the misdeeds within the church.

Sister Jesmebornis an academic from KeralaIndia. From my own personal experience i was able to understand and had wondered how petty, and small-minded the priests bkok nuns in Church can be. She exposed them to classic films, believing that aesthetics enhances spirituality. They have feelings and they all need an outlet to express those wmen.


This can happen in any organization, religious or non-religious. Book Review — Amen: In one or two places, it even resembled porn – which I find out of a place in a book of this sort.

Sister Jesme

Alert on more product reviews. A very brave and daring attempt by a nun to throw light on the darkest corners of the catholic church.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Time is too precious. The language and prose style somehow failed to evoke any strong outrage in me, whereas the content surely did Aug 24, Libin Jacob rated it liked it.

A rather courageous book about wrong-doings in a convent. In fact they encouraged her to co-operate for their peace of mind. Author has spent lot of her effort in self-praise, which could have been avoided. A Project by Christianity-Revealed. Don’t expect any sensual writing. It is an eye opener of sorts when you read about corruption, neopotism, and sexual harassment inside the congregation, ameb is not all honest to the core is a kind of feeling one might have.

‘My story had to be told’ – The Hindu

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 they were accusing her of. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Also, she has adopted the use of modified names rather than the original names of the people involved.


It’s hard for me to believe that one person never makes any mistakes.

Turning water into whine Blame me for expecting something explosive. 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. She seems like a nice lady, but she should never be allowed to write a book ever again. Chruch cannot take away the rule of Celibacy since this rule is the foundation of their beliefs.

Next page of related Sponsored Products. The authorities’ repeated attempts to have her declared insane, she says, left her no other option.

What you are saying could be true but I also know that in small towns movies released much later than the actual release date. She gives a lot of examples and incidents to prove the point.

Alert on new comments on this reviews. Books by Sister Jesme. The Catholic Church, of course, has reacted in its usual inimitable, unoriginal way.