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Sister Anita could not be reached by The News Minute even after repeated attempts. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Open Preview See a Problem? Alert on new comments on this reviews. 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.

Refresh and try again. Retrieved from ” https: There are too many references to Provincials and Generalities and church specific bureaucracy without saying which one was which or whether they were the same person throughout the book. But the book cannot be brushed away completely. So pray from your home, don’t fall prey to the middlemen, no matter to which religion you belong. The congregation, which is alleged to have thrown her out with her baggage when she sought help, has asked her to return her robes.

Fill in your details: Nobody can fathom what happens inside a convent.

It would be very difficult to ignore them. The poor priests do not have such a good fortune in their old age as they are entrusted to lethargic male servants. Look up sister jesme in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.


Amen An Autobiography Of A Nun

Turning water into whine Blame me for expecting something explosive. The next year, she brought out this memoir, laying bare the favouritism, financial misappropriations and harassment sexual and otherwise happening within the organisation. But hey, who am I to judge.

However, her dister self-glorification at the cost of others does tend to create the suspicion that as a narrator, she might not be all that reliable. When this book was released in it was first of its kind in India. Alert on more product reviews. It is definitely so and is may be ‘certainly’ the first-of-its-kind in India, but it tells what you wanted to hear.

‘My story had to be told’ – The Hindu

Insight into the world of Nuns Want stories like this in your inbox? Amen has its moments no doubt especially where sr Jesme 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 In Amen sister Jesme comes across as an ordinary woman who has many grudges against many people.

Please Email the Editor. This will alert our moderators to take action Name Reason for reporting: The author herself admits in Book Review — Amen: It also got a little tedious towards the end, talking about endless politics of the college.

I do not doubt her attempt to be open and honest about her experiences but I do certainly feel that the accounts are biased. With regard to the experiences described by sister Jesme, there is nothing revealing about it. What hurt most was the church calling me a sex worker. Sanyasa is not for everyone. Honestly it was boring. This is not to say that I disbelieve what she has to say about the misdeeds within the church.


Sorry Sister Jesme, but I think you should have co-written it with another author. Look at social worker Daya Bai, who recently recounted how she used to burn her body with candles to ward off sexual advances from a senior priest.

While that might be perfectly okay, the book drags in pace at places where such incidents are reported. To justify genuineness of your review kindly attach purchase proof Browse. To view it, click here. She herself seems to have been victim to a ‘special love’ with another nun and almost succumbed to the advances of a priest.

Human mind works differently on several occasions. After some years, when she becomes the principle of a college, they try to remove her from the post by falsely accusing her of wrong doings. A very brave and daring attempt by a jesmee to throw light on the darkest corners of the catholic church. The language and prose style somehow failed to evoke any strong outrage in me, whereas the content surely did