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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Amen a jesem written by sister Jesme in which she writes about the sexual harassments by the priests and closet homosexuality within nun ranks. First is, how is Amen as an entertainment medium and second is the subject matter.
Mar 26, Vikash kashivology. But being an atheist, it is difficult for me to accept Considering I served the Congregation for so long, it didn’t give even a penny for my survival.
She also states examples where a few priests are involved in sexual relationships with the jeeme. While that might be perfectly okay, the book drags in pace at places where such incidents are reported. Drag according to your convenience.
It is an amazing book with amazing revelations. Four years later, the case is hogging the headlines again as the Catholic Church in Kerala, under pressure, has decided to pay Rs 12 lakh to the nun to “rehabilitate” her. Aug 27, Anupama Ma rated it liked it.
Amen: The autobiography of a nun
They perceived her as a threat. Preview — Amen by Sister Jesme.
Sex, money and power struggle — her book, rather her life had all the elements which could make a blockbuster novel or a sistef. A church is no exception to that. I would like to exchange notes with you. Not many have the courage to take on the establishment and very few have the articulation to convey an experience as traumatic as the one described, so graphically.
Why would she be forced to take psychiatric treatment if there wasn’t something that made the rest of the congregation believe she needed help? In Amen sister Jesme comes across as an ordinary woman who has many grudges against many people. 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 feeling one might have.
However, one has to give the credit to Sr Jesme for not only openly speaking about it but also for showing the courage to write hesme autobiography. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. She had also demanded that if the congregation was not willing to take her back, then she has to be compensated. They tell them that she is mentally unstable. They wanted her to get psychiatric intervention, but why?
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Return to Book Page. But have 3 stars for author’s boldness for writing this book!!
Anyways, the book is worth a single quick casual read as not much will stay with you to ponder over after you are finished. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Though Lord is her only husband, she is compelled to have sexual relations with another nun in the convent.
But becomes slightly tiring for the reader to go through passages that repeate A very brave and daring attempt by a nun to throw light ame the darkest corners of the catholic church. A person’s religious identity doesn’t link him to everyone sharing that identity. Get instant notifications from Economic Times Allow Not now. Upload photo files with.
Amen: The autobiography of a nun by Sister Jesme
The congregation, which is alleged to have thrown her out with her baggage when she sought help, has asked her to return her robes. It was interesting to read about a woman who was so different to me, coming from a different background.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. People are obsessed with sex and the word sex, so someone made up this story. Applaud her for her courage of conviction and confidence.
The settlement is being touted as the first of its kind by the church, but the church denies allegations of “sexual harassment”.
A few corrupt priests and nuns should not be allowed to corrupt the entire church system. While working as a high school teacher, a priest at the convent allegedly sexually harassed her. Appointments with various doctors were being fixed. The Church is a huge force to go up against.
Church should not function like it used to be in 7the century Barring a single faltering in the room with a priest. Most suffer from “Delusions of grandeur’ sisterr to siste respect they get from poor ignorant religous folks.