14 Nov Sister Jesme on why she wrote that controversial book Amen. 20 Feb In Amen – an autobiography of a nun, Sister Jesme says when she became a nun she discovered priests were forcing novices to have sex with. 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.
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And it will be clear after reading that she is so narrow minded and a fragile character. If you are reading this, please do respond.
Amen: The autobiography of a nun by Sister Jesme
It affirms Jesme’s unbroken spirit and faith in Jesus and the Church, living like a nun hesme outside the Four Walls of the Convent. For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Get to Know Us. 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.
Sister Jesme – Wikipedia
Read more Read less. She is a blind believer and is unable to accept the truth of life. They too have class system amongst themselves, where poor, uneducated sisters are forced to do all the menial tasks and are looked down upon by the higher class sisters.
But do come back and tell me what you think of the book. Delivery and Returns see our delivery rates and policies thinking of returning an item? Secondly by reading the book you will support Sister Jesme who had the guts to challenge the mighty institution.
She portrays it as they didn’t like the fact that she was running the school and trying to fix the corruption and the greed for money, but I couldn’t help but wonder if there were any other reasons. The press comes to know about it and they question the congregation. Share your thoughts with other customers. That is a serious book!
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Retrieved from ” https: Malayali people Indian Roman Catholic religious sisters and nuns births Living people Women aister from Kerala Educators from Kerala 20th-century Christian nuns. You will not get any benefits or pleasure while reading this book. Read more Read less. Aug 27, Anupama Ma rated it liked it.
Yes she is a movie buff. In fact, I am sure this happens.
Amen has its moments no doubt especially where sr Jesme talks about the movies and documentries. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.
The confession of a prostitute. Always been sceptical of the Church and the life it forces its own to live, but reading this was still disturbing – to know how petty, and small-minded and un-interested in God the Church can be. She was a member of the Congregation of the Mother Carmelite CMC which she forced to leave for reasons of emotional torment, after 33 years as a nun. This page was last edited on 19 Octoberat She completed all those courses and compulsory tests that you are supposed to do if you want to become a nun, for years and years apparently.
I would categorize most of the incidents into two. Aug 29, Sarah rated it really liked it.
‘My story had to be told’
A Convent, Hotel California. Jesme or maybe she’s back to Memy now, paints herself as the goodiest of goody two shoes that ever walked the earth. However, iesme excessive self-glorification at the cost of others does tend to create the suspicion that as a narrator, she might not be all that reliable.
Good book to know more about life inside convent.
Author has spent lot of her effort in self-praise, which could have been avoided. From the slippery slope of sexual exploitation to the rocky roads sistre 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 Infallible World.