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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I must say that her approach of teaching has been very innovative and courageous. Views Read Edit View history.
They said that an apprentice priest Benedict spoke to them in a humiliating tone when he was counselling them and also told them that he had come to know that they were not good girls. She completed all those courses and compulsory tests that you are supposed to do if you want to become jdsme nun, for years and years apparently.
Amen: The autobiography of a nun by Sister Jesme
Aug 12, Jakob Christensen rated it did not like it. So where you expect an intelligent read, you are bombarded with paragraphs and paragraphs of praise and worship to a nun’s belief. It was alleged that it was abuse at the hands of other nuns that forced Sister Josephine to take her own life. Her allegations are in line with the scandals that have plaguing the Catholic Church in Kerala. It is an amazing book with amazing revelations.
Amen: The Autobiography of a Nun – Sister Jesme – Google Books
They perceived her as a threat. The age old sisters are looked after with great love and affection by the younger ones. 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 sister jesme amen an autobiography of a nun night she was sexually harassed by the head of the convent.
The cover carries a photograph of my body, across which are plastered my references to sex in the book, taken out of context. Amen has its moments no doubt especially where sr Jesme talks about the movies and documentries.
‘My story had to be told’
Citing another incident of sexual trauma that she had to face, Jewme Jesme says that it happened when she had gone to Bangalore for a refresher course. First of all it will show the ugly picture of the holy men and women. She also points out the corruption and the petty jealousies that go around in the church. Comments are automatically posted live; however, indianexpress.
On August 26,two girls living in the Nithya Sahaya Matha Balika Mandiram, an orphanage for girls, tried to commit suicide. The book keeps on reporting incidents after incidents.
The writing style is very novice and like reading history notes or something.
Anyways, the book is worth a single quick casual read as not much will stay with you to ponder over after you are finished. A very brave and daring attempt sisteer a nun to throw light on the darkest corners of the catholic church. When that is unsuccessful, they try to get her admitted to a mental hospital and start treatments on her.
This sister jesme amen an autobiography of a nun was last edited on 14 Mayat She also tells us that corruption is very common in schools and colleges run by the church.
I enjoyed reading this and getting a different jwsme, it was very interesting to read about the workings of the convent and what it was like, and reading about her religious experiences.
Sep 22, Samir Dhond rated it liked it.
Overall, read it only if you are looking for a true and shocking perspective over-spiced with too much of religious statements all around. Sorry Sister Jesme, but I think you should have co-written it with another author.
All sisters in general are given substandard treatment on account of their gender. A person’s religious identity doesn’t link him to everyone sharing that identity.
I must Google for some follow ups about her life. The lovely messages of Jesus and his sacrifice sister jesme amen an autobiography of a nun the cross cannot be diluted by events like these and we cannot afford to let people lose faith in religious institutions at this critical juncture! if
Well, it would have to be Amen: The fact that she was a nun is just an added bonus. Kudos to sister Jesme!! By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.
This book is a simple, straightforward and what I believe to be honest, look at what goes on behind the secret walls of convents and churches.