Sister Jesme

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Dr. Sister Jesme

(1956-11-06) 6 November 1956 (age 65)
OccupationNun, Writer, Teacher
AwardsAwarded for best 10 book by Balasahithya Institute in 2009[1]

Sister Jesme, born 11 June 1956, in Kerala She studied with rank in University of Calicut and completed M. Phil, Then she turned as teacher, joined as vice principal at Vimala College, Thrissur for the year 2002 to 2005. In 2005 she joined at St. Mary's College, Thrissur as Principal, served till 2008. She resigned from her post as Principal of St. Mary's College in Trichur. She was a member of the Congregation of the Mother of Carmel (CMC) which she forced to leave for reasons of emotional torment, after 33 years as a nun.,[2][3][4][5] Sister Jesme decided to become a nun and dedicate her life in the service of God, as her beloved Jesus Christ, when she was barely in college. Her life as a nun and her experiences with the institution of the Catholic Church in Kerala are recounted in her book, Amen - The Autobiography of a Nun,[6][7] Indian Express reviewing the book states that the book " details the humiliation, sexual abuse and mental torture at the seminary (Congregation of the Mother of Carmelites).,[8][9] Sister Jesme took doctorate in English Literature. She known become as Dr. Sister Jesme.


  • 2018- Veendum Amen (Amen Again) Autobiography Part-2
  • 2016- Penmayude Vahikal ( The paths of womanhood) Novel.
  • 2015- Geil Holy Hell & I Article Collection
  • 2013- Mazhavil Maanam (Rainbow Sky) Article Collection.
  • 2012- Pranaya Smarana (Amorous Memories) Novel.
  • 2011- Amen (Tamil Version) Kalachuvadu Publishers.
  • 2011- Njanum Oru Sthree (I too am a woman) Article collection.
  • 2009- Amen (Malayalam)
  • 2009- Amen (English Version) by Penguin Books.[10]
  • 2009- Amen (Hindi Version) by Penguin Books.
  • 2009- Amen (Marathi Version) by Mehta Publishers.
  • 2005- At the foot of the cross (Anthology of poems) English Version.
  • 2004- Narrative Aesthetics: A case Study ( Literary Theory & Criticism)
  • 2003- Rhapsody (Anthology of poems in English)
  • 1999- A Cascade (Anthology of poems in English)


  1. ^ "KSICL – ബാലസാഹിത്യ ഇന്‍സ്റ്റിറ്റ്യൂട്ട് – Kerala State Institute of Children's Literature".
  2. ^ "Amen: The autobiography of a nun by Sister Jesme".
  3. ^ Anand, Shilpa Nair (21 September 2018). "There is spiritual fire in the sisters". The Hindu.
  4. ^ "Nun's sister joins stir". Deccan Chronicle. 18 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Amen The autobiography of a nun - Sister Jesme Reviews and Ratings -".
  6. ^ Sister Jesme (18 June 2009). Amen: The Autobiography of a Nun. Penguin Books Limited. ISBN 978-81-8475-733-0.
  7. ^ Sister Jesme (1 June 2009). Amen: the Autobiography of a Nun. ISBN 978-0-14-306708-5.
  8. ^ "A Nun's Story - Indian Express".
  9. ^ "Sister Jesme".
  10. ^ "Amen". Penguin India.

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