On 31 August , sister Jesme left the congregation of Mother of Carmel. The authorities’ repeated attempts to have her declared insane, she says, left her no. This ebook is from DC Books, the leading publisher of books in Malayalam. DC Books’ catalog primarily includes books in Malayalam literature, and also. 16 Jul Amen: Oru Kanyasthreeyude Atmakatha by Sister Jesme; 1 edition; First published in ; Subjects: Autobiography, Church, Nun; Places: Kerala; People: Sister Jesme. D C Books in Kottayam, India. Written in Malayalam.

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If she’s happy now, free from the shackles of the Convent, good for her. But becomes slightly tiring for the reader to go through passages that repeatedly reaffirm the author’s faith in her religion and God.

In personal, I didn’t like it. Customer Review Publication Date Most reviews.

Finally, she has enough and leaves the Congregation and goes into hiding. It was hard keeping zmen of which college she was at and who the main sisters were. There are good nuns too.

Arrest is the first sign of victory. Some of the accusations that she makes are threatening the a,en foundation of the Church in Kerala.

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Though through this book, I started to like Sister Jesme and her courage. Homo-sexuality and illicit affairs prevalent among the people that have vowed their lives in the service of God, the mismanagement of money and power-struggles in the places of piety are things that no layperson will be able to digest.

I’d like to read this book on Uesme Don’t have a Kindle? In India, we want teachers who offer freedom to their pupils and allow them to learn things on their own. Ajeemsha S rated it liked it Nov 29, Nov 27, Neer rated it it was ok.


The autobiography of a nun by Sister Jesme.

The cover carries a photograph of my body, across which are plastered my references to sex in the book, taken out of context.

But these joys were clouded by the troubles she faced. And when one starts suspecting that, the efficacy and veracity of the memoir falls by the wayside.

They have feelings and they all need an outlet to express those feelings. 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 the night she was sexually harassed by the head of the convent. No connection between many things told. Please try again later.

Sister Jesme

This book reveals story of a nun. Even policemen, politicians and the law find it difficult to enter the enclosures of the Church, which is shut out from the rest of the world. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Aug 12, Jakob Christensen rated it did not like it.

Also, she has adopted the use of jalayalam names rather than the original names of the people involved. I thought the book got weaker towards the end, she didn’t include enough information from a nonbiased standpoint to explain the way people were treating her. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. One person found this helpful. As mentioned by many others – found this just an OK book. She is goodness personified. But no valid explanation is given from her with regard to the events that could have prompted such an initiative on the part of authorities in such dignified places.


But have 3 stars for author’s boldness for writing this book!! So for an average Indian the book gives no shocks. One of the most boring books i have ever read. How can nuns be empowered? 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. Searing sincere and sensitive Amen is malxyalam plea for a reformation of the Church and comes at a time of its growing concern about nuns and priests.

Sister Jesme weighs in on Kerala nuns exploitation, says events inside a convent can’t be fathomed

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Refresh and try again. My mother worked as a govt aided school teacher managed by sister of cmi congregation. First posted at http: To get the free app, enter mobile phone number. Though, a sensitive piece of writing, at times, Sr Jesme seems to be a little too sensitive about things. This book was first released in Malayalam although it was originally written in English.

Amazon Prime Music Stream millions of songs, ad-free. Get to Know Us. It also got a little tedious towards the end, talking about endless politics of the college.