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On 31 August 2008, sister Jesme left the congregation of Mother of Carmel. The authorities' repeated attempts to have her declared insane, she says, left her no other option. This book, a first of its kind in India, is an outpouring of her experiences as a nun for thirty three years.
Searing, sincere and sensitive, Amen is a plea for a reformation of the church and comes at
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Sep 19, 2018Nandakishore Varma rated it it was ok · review of another edition
Revelations about sexual misconduct within the Catholic Church are no longer news. Paedophilia, rape.. you name it, they have it. So this tell-all memoir by a former nun did not have the impact it should have produced upon me, had I read it when it was published in 2009.
Sister Jesme was quite a senior teacher within the faculty of the Catholic colleges within my hometown of Thrissur in Kerala, serving as Vice Principal in one institution (Vimala College) and Principal in another (St. Mary's Col
When I finished reading the book, the first thought that came to my mind was “This is possible. In fact, I am sure this happens.” We are dealing with Human Beings and therefore, we are dealing with human emotions as they are experienced by people regardless of the environment in which they live. I found the book shocking in pieces and not so shocking with some other details. Places of worship, regardless of the religion, are places that are run by Human Beings. They have feelings and they all ne..more
Aug 06, 2009Trupti Dorge rated it it was ok · review of another edition
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Aug 07, 2011Sarad Pradhan added it · review of another edition
It's revelation that one hardly expects to know. She is sincere about putting her problems that authority seemingly ignores like corruption and homosexuality. Church should not function like it used to be in 7the century...Good book to know more about life inside convent.
Dec 06, 2011Loy Machedo rated it did not like it · review of another edition
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. 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..more
Jun 22, 2014Neenu Jose rated it it was ok · review of another edition
From a literary point of view, the writing clearly lacks flow as the author keeps jumping from one subject to the other. With regard to the experiences described by sister Jesme, there is nothing revealing about it. The society is well aware of the politics within church establishments. However, I admire sister Jesme's courage to walk out of the constricted walls of the convent and to speak out against her authorities. Instead of leading a life away from the critical eyes of the public, she dare..more
Turning water into whine
Blame me for expecting something explosive. This was nothing more than the long rant of a disgruntled employee. The fact that she was a nun is just an added bonus. 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 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. And the poor husband, Jesus Christ, looks a
Mar 08, 2012Chirag M rated it liked it · review of another edition
A person's religious identity doesn't link him to everyone sharing that identity. Actions that bring disrepute to him, shouldn't be generalized to to others having something in common with them.
The book talks about the degradation of the religious christian institutions in Kerela - not the globe.
It is an amazing book with amazing revelations. 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
Apr 25, 2015Ashok Krishna rated it did not like it · review of another edition
Book Review – Amen: The Autobiography of a Nun
06th August ‘12
Another ‘explosive’ (!) book in the lines of ‘My Story’ (Kamala Das), ‘The Autobiography of a Sex-Worker’ (Nalini Jameela), or the melodramatic obscenities of a Taslima Nareen even. Only that the fire runs out of the fuse itself and the book turns out to be a damp squib. The book follows no norms of an autobiography and could very well have been named as ‘Musings of a Nun’, rather than as ‘Autobiography’. The author herself admits in Afudos engineering version.
I like this. It was interesting to read about a woman who was so different to me, coming from a different background. This Indian woman wrote about her time in the convent and gives some shocking revelations, including being sexually assaulted by a priest and coerced into a lesbian affair. She remains conservative and a supporter of the church, but has left the convent. I enjoyed reading this and getting a different perspective, it was very interesting to read about the workings of the convent a..more
Dec 17, 2012Sneha Pillai rated it it was ok · review of another edition
Heartbreaking but nothing stunning.it only gives an insider's account of church and congregation, most of which is already guessed and known partially to the outside world, thanks to media reports. 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 an autobiography. Though, a sensitive piece of writing, at times, Sr Jesme seems to be a little too sensitive about things. I do not doubt her attempt to be open and honest..more
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.
And I know Sister Jesme is an M.Phil, PhD and all, but the book could probably have done with better editing. The structure was hard to follow and the narrative jumps from one event to the next. It was hard keeping track of which college she was at and who the main sisters were.
But still, good read.
Mar 02, 2013Haseeb rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
Amen a book written by sister Jesme in which she writes about the sexual harassments by the priests and closet homosexuality within nun ranks. Sister Jesme, 52, who was the Principal of St Mary’s College, Thrissur, till last August when she quit the Congregation of Mother.
She has disclosed the “dirty secrets” of the Church administration. How, under the hood of nun-hood and priest-hood, and the entire celibacy thing, sexual harrassment and abuse is rampant
This book is a simple, straightforward and what I believe to be honest, look at what goes on behind the secret walls of convents and churches. The book gives the author a chance to talk about her side of the story and while doing so, she has shown that for all the vows and the prayers and the respect society heaps on them, many priests and nuns are just like most normal people.
Nov 29, 2012Laiju Lazar rated it really liked it · review of another edition
May 28, 2015Shashwat Shriparv rated it really liked it
Good one.
Sep 30, 2018Dr. Ajith P Rajan rated it really liked it · review of another edition
Oct 05, 2018Anuradha rated it liked it
Insight into the world of Nuns..Taboo breaking ..When this book was released in 2009 it was first of its kind in India.But in current scenario there is nothing revealing about it.Mindgames ,sexual liaisons,petty jealousies, rampant sexism, racism and hate are all part of church establishment.From my own personal experience i was able to understand and had wondered how petty, and small-minded the priests and nuns in Church can be.Most suffer from 'Delusions of grandeur' due to undeserving resp..more
Oct 12, 2018Sandeep Kumar rated it liked it · review of another edition
ഒരു കനനയാസതരീയുടെ ജീവിതലോകം നമുകക പലർകകും അനനയമാണ, ആ ഒരു ലോകതതേകകാണ സിസററർ ജെസമി നമമളെ കൂടടികൊണടു പോകുനനത.. പലരും പറയാൻ മടികകുനന കാരയങങൾ വയകതതയോടുകൂടി പറഞഞ എഴുതതുകാരിയുടെ ധീരത അഭിനനദാർഹമാണ.. ..more
May 09, 2018Mohandas rated it liked it · review of another edition
കരിസതീയ സഭകളിലെ ഉളളുകളളികൾ വെളിപപെടുതതുനന പുസതകം, സിസററർ ജെസമി, സവനതം അനുഭവങങളിലൂടെ വിവരികകുനനു. പരതയേകിചചും പുരുഷമേധാവിതവം സഭകളിൽ തുടരുനനതും അതിൻറെ ചൊൽപപടികക നിൽകകാതത കനയാസതരീകളെ മനോരോഗികൾ ആകകി മാററിനിർതതുനനതുമായ സംഭവങങൾ .......more
Mar 26, 2012Vikash (kashivology.wordpress.com) rated it it was ok · review of another edition
On the front cover of AMEN(atleast in the one I have) you notice a line on the top, it starts with the words, 'a taboo breaking.....'. Nfs most wanted save 100%. It is definitely so and is may be 'certainly' the first-of-its-kind in India, but it tells what you wanted to hear. 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. Amen has its moments no doubt especially where sr Jesme..more
A very brave and daring attempt by a nun to throw light on the darkest corners of the catholic church. Similar stories will surely occur in any major religion, much in contrast to professed tenets and beliefs of the same. 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. But becomes slightly tiring for the reader to go through passages that repeate..more
As suggested by a friend, this book did tell me about how missionary functions but it as the title says, just an autobiography. The book is written well enough to tell its reader that what happens in the closets of the church.
Though through this book, I started to like Sister Jesme and her courage.
Nov 12, 2013Shihab Perumpulliyil rated it it was ok · review of another edition
its very tough for me to put my legs for a good experience. being a muslim, i can't agree with her theological concepts. her she herself writes she is honest, unbiased, purified. she trys to reveals something within a bondery, this may he the main negetive or demerit. overall it ws jst a below average autobiography
Aug 12, 2013Jakob Christensen rated it did not like it
One of the most boring books i have ever read. The topic is interesting, but she writes about the interesting parts in only a few lines and the boring mundane parts in excruciating details. And it's all written in bad English. She seems like a nice lady, but she should never be allowed to write a book ever again.
Dec 20, 2014Neha rated it liked it · review of another edition
The book is just 'okay'.I felt the writing is unorganized. And 'god talking to a person' is unacceptable for me(people may think in different ways. But being an atheist, it is difficult for me to accept)..
Overall it is an average book.. But have 3 stars for author's boldness for writing this book!!
Nov 13, 2011Jaimit Doshi rated it liked it · review of another edition
Shelves: biographies, critique, religion-mythology
not so well written but makes up by effort. an insight into the innards of the church. stuff u probably suspected but never sure about. in insight why would i be surprised. these scandals break out every now and then about some religious order or the other.
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