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Sister Jesme, born , is an academic from Kerala, India. She resigned from her post as of a Nun, Indian Express reviewing the book states that the book ” details the humiliation, “Amen: The autobiography of a nun by Sister Jesme”. 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 on why she wrote that controversial book Amen.

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There must be something more to that part of the story, especially that incident being the breaking point that made her leave the congregation. Malayali people Indian Roman Catholic religious sisters and nuns births Living people Women educators from Kerala Educators from Kerala siter Christian nuns. Sister Jesme on why she wrote that controversial book Amen.

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She completed all those sisfer and compulsory tests that you are supposed to do if you want to become a nun, for years and years apparently. One person found this helpful. There was corruption by way of donations for college seats; sexual relations between some priests and nuns and between nuns; class distinctions whereby the cheduthies or poorer and less-educated sisters did menial jobs; and a wide gap between comforts and facilities enjoyed by the priests and nuns.


Then on August 31, she decided to quit the order due to harassment and continue her life of celibacy as a layperson. The book also quotes the finding of Father Joy Kalliath that 25 percent of the nuns in Kerala are discontented with their consecrated lives. Honestly it was boring. Yikes, thanks for your honesty. Amen is just pages but what hits you is the frankness and sincerity of narration. This money has been paid to buy her silence. She gives a lot of examples and incidents to prove the point.

Sex, Money, Power Amen. The victim has no succour. I feel this review is: Celibacy is against nature.

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smen Similar stories will surely occur in any major religion, much in contrast to professed tenets and beliefs of the same. She is afraid that they will force her to come back and eventually prove that she is mentally unstable. Or at least easier to read. Sister Jesme was forced into a homo relationship with a sister and although everyone knew about it they did not object.


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. She also tells us that corruption is very common in schools and colleges run by the church.


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To ask other readers questions about Amenplease sign up. Don’t expect any sensual writing. Church should amn function like it used to be in 7the century Instead of leading a life away from the critical eyes of the public, she dared to come forward by publishing this book. 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.

Preview siater Amen by Sister Jesme. While a nun can’t marry, a father can.

Above all, the book brings to fore an important point of gender inequality. For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Those photographs were flashed in the local media. Amen has its moments no doubt especially where sr Jesme talks about the movies and documentries.