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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It also got a little tedious towards the end, talking about endless politics of the college. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: I am not sure if the movie is entirely true!
Good book to know more jsme life inside convent.
A Nuns Story – Indian Express
In fact they encouraged her to co-operate for their peace of mind. Post was not sent – check your email addresses!
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The Autobiography of a Nun. It was hard keeping track jfsme which college she was at and who the main sisters were.
Later in the day, he took me to Lalbagh a garden and showed me cupid-struck couples and tried to convince me about the need for physical love.
Aug 12, Jakob Christensen rated it did not like it.
Amen: The autobiography of a nun
Only one out of a thousand will speak out. And another suicide Six months later, on February 11,Sister Josephine who lived in the The Daughters of Mary convent, in the Syro-Malankara archdiocese in Thiruvananthapuram, committed suicide.
Honestly it sister jesme amen an autobiography of a nun boring. Sister Jesme decided to become a nun and dedicate her life in the service of God, as her beloved Jesus Christwhen she was barely in college. We require whistle-blowers like her in every organization. The people in the highest echelons may soon take notice of these serious violations. The book is written well zister to tell its reader that what happens in the closets of the church.
Notify me of new comments via email. That apart as a book Amen is an interesting read.
A Nuns Story
Though Lord is her only husband, she is compelled to have sexual relations with another nun in the convent. But how long can they do that!!. And no, divorcing him isn’t as easy as divorcing a human husband.
Review on Amen The autobiography of a nun – Sister Jesme. Here, the subject gets priority than the Shakespearean off and style! She also states examples where a few priests are involved in sexual relationships with the nuns. Sister Autobuography was forced into a homo relationship with a sister and although everyone knew about it they did not object. It is an eye opener of sorts when you read about corruption, neopotism, and sexual harassment inside the congregation, but is not all honest to the core is a kind of sister jesme amen an autobiography of a nun one might have.
Amen has its moments no doubt especially where sr Jesme talks about jewme movies and documentries. Sister Jesme has a doctorate in English Literature. Views Read Edit View history. But I somehow am not able to bring myself to blindly believe her version of all the events in this book.
It just rambles on and on with one phase of life flowing into the other without ajen pause. Feb 16, Sumit Ranjan rated it it was ok.
Amen: The autobiography of a nun by Sister Jesme
Chruch cannot take away the rule of Celibacy since this rule is the foundation of their beliefs. The society is well aware of the politics within church establishments. From the slippery slope of sexual exploitation to the rocky roads of systematic corruption and abject z, comes a book that is a sum sisted of thirty three years of facing the reality behind the iron dark walls of the Christian self proclaimed Infallib Where most of the books found in South India speak flawlessly of a perfect world where rock solid foundation of Christianity is sparkling and blissful combination of peace and joy, here comes a book that shakes the very foundation to its roots.
Sister jesme amen an autobiography of a nun Jesme was very outspoken on various issues such as donations among others which atobiography to some of the senior sisters turning against her. There are too many references to Provincials and Generalities and church specific bureaucracy without saying which one was which or whether they were the same person throughout the book.