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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Many years spent in praying and reading bible seem to be vain as she does not come across as a forgiving person. Sep 22, Samir Dhond rated it liked it.

Sister Jesme – Wikipedia

Malayali people Indian Roman Catholic religious sisters and nuns births Living people Women educators from Kerala Educators from Kerala 20th-century Christian nuns. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: This site uses cookies. The age old sisters are looked after with great love and affection by the younger ones. So if you are planning to read it, skip this. What hurt most was the church calling me a sex worker.

Considering I served the Congregation for so long, it didn’t give even a penny for my survival. The autobiography of a nun by Sister Jesme. A house full of women where everyone is everyone’s mother-in-law and daughter-in-law, the stuff Ekta Kapoor’s dreams are made of. She has even penned a book called “Amen” based on her experiences.

Return to Book Page. From the slippery slope of sexual exploitation to the rocky roads of systematic corruption and abject racism, comes a book that is a sum total 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.


While a nun has to wear only her habit, a father can choose to dress the way he likes. Alert on new comments on this reviews. I asked the nun if she had been harassed and she said no. Honestly it was boring. This book reveals story of a nun.

Thanks for the review. Share your thoughts with other customers. First is, how is Amen as an entertainment medium and second is the subject matter. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Before you read further let me warn you, I am not going to recommend this book so there are going to be a few spoilers in this review.

I also wanted to show that my love for Jesus has not dwindled even after so much suffering. As a saying goes, if there’s a devil residing in the roof of every normal household, there’s a devil residing in each rafter in a convent. A few corrupt priests and nuns should not be allowed to corrupt the entire church system.

She has exposed the cruel face of Christian priests. Click here to know more.

Sister Jesme

Kerala nun should throw Rs 12 lakh compensation back at church. Don’t expect any sensual writing. While this might have been done out of goodwill to protect their dignity, the book loses its credibility.

This book, a first of its kind in India, is an outpouring of her experiences as a nun for thirty three years. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

Gender inequality Above all, the book brings to fore an important point of gender inequality. A Convent, Hotel California. The rot inside the church runs deep.


Appointments with various doctors were being fixed. Only that the fire runs out of the fuse itself and the book turns out to be a damp squib.

She also states examples where a few priests are involved in sexual relationships with the nuns.

Whistleblower Sister Jesme: Kerala nun should throw Rs 12 lakh compensation back at church

Oct 05, Anuradha rated it liked it Shelves: Also, the events suddenly jump into our face without proper explanation. People are obsessed with sex and the word sex, so siter made up this story.

Almost ten words on every page were within quotes, like why should ‘ plus two’ be within quotes when referring to plus two students. She is a blind believer and is unable to accept the truth of life. Did you hire out a developer to create your theme? But these joys boko clouded by the troubles she faced. Anyways, the book is worth a single quick casual read as not much will stay with you to ponder over after you are finished.

The only drawback to this book as to why I do not recommend it is the repeated self belief and connection to every event to the will of Christ. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? You are commenting using your Facebook account. The Sister Abhaya case was made into a movie — with a Mallu hero.