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Amen: The Autobiography of a Nun [Sister Jesme] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. On 31 August , Sister Jesme left the. 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, 62, left the Congregation of Mother of Carmel (CMC) in Kerala 10 years ago and wrote an autobiography ‘Amen’ that detailed.

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You have corruption, sexual liaisons, petty jealousies, politics that will put our parliamentarians to shame, mind gamesrampant sexism, racism and good old simple hate. 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 jesmf they were accusing her of.

Amen: The autobiography of a nun by Sister Jesme

Click here to know more. How has life been since you left the congregation? Aug 24, Libin Jacob rated it liked it. Though Lord is her only husband, she is compelled to have sexual relations with another nun in the convent. Nuns should be exposed to new knowledge, the news, debates and discussions worldwide. Find this comment offensive? At times, the reader may jesmw tired of one detailed episode after another, but finally comes a realisation that each episode is a bead in a chain of events that finally prompted her to step out of the grey habit.

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They perceived her as a threat. A person’s religious identity doesn’t link him to everyone sharing that identity. And I know Sister Jesme is an M.


It is written in present tensea flashback while she’s on the train as a fugitive, just about to hand over her resignation. Skip to main content. Lists with This Book. Sister Jesme jdsme forced jeame a homo relationship with a sister and although everyone knew about it they did not object.

Searing, sincere and sensitive, Amen is a plea for a reformation of the church and comes at a time sitser its growing concern about nuns and priests. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Alert on more product reviews. First of all it will show the ugly picture of the holy men and women. So this young girl decides to become a nun at the age of seventeen after a Retreat at her college.

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I found the book shocking in pieces and not so shocking with some other details. Truly commendable for broaching the taboo subject of critically presenting the practises of organised religion to the public while at the same time affirming one’s full faith in the very same system. Most suffer from “Delusions of grandeur’ due to undeserving resp Insight into the world of Nuns On 31 Jrsmesister Jesme left the congregation of Mother of Carmel.

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Revelations about sexual misconduct within the Catholic Church are no longer news. Interesting Read, Congrats for the Review of the Day: While working as a high school teacher, a priest at the convent allegedly sexually harassed her.

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. November 14, May 28, Shashwat Shriparv rated it really liked it. The cover carries a photograph of my body, across which are plastered my references to sex in the book, taken out of context.


And it’s all written in bad English. Preview — Sistsr by Sister Jesme. Read the news and Google the reviews. The Autobiography of a Nunpublished by Penguin India, recently hit the stands.

Drag according to jseme convenience. It just rambles on and on with one phase of life flowing into the other without a pause. Read the book for it offers an insight into the world of Nuns and of course, for the bravery of Sister Jesme. My Saved Articles Sign in Sign up.

I also wanted to show that my love for Jesus has not dwindled even after so much suffering. Then on August 31, she decided to quit the order due to harassment and continue her life of celibacy soster a layperson. To justify genuineness of your review kindly attach purchase proof Browse. Sister Jesme Image Source: The same is evident from the facts sieter in the book that out of every 10 nuns one is mentally disturbed.

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But are all nuns who leave the congregation given such huge settlements? Sister Jesme opens the doors of the church and the convent to show the dirty picture behind the curtains which speak hollow words of chastity, charity, honesty and justness.