List of Resources for Webinar “The Beauty of God in Cheese-Making and Chanting”

Speakers: Mother Noella Marcelino, OSB and Margarita Mooney, Scala Foundation


Leonard Bernstein’s Young People’ Concert Series. (1958-1972). What is a Mode?

Print/Online Resources

Casey, Michael. An Unexciting Life: Reflections on Benedictine Spirituality. Petersham, MA: St. Bede’s Publications, 2005.

Leclercq, Jean. The Love of Learning and The Desire for God: A Study of Monastic Culture. Third Edition. New York: Fordham University Press, 1982.

Marcellino, OSB, Noella “Sacro Speco-St. Benedict’s Cave: The Roots of Monastic Cheesmaking.” Communio: International Catholic Review. Vol. 44 (Fall 2017).

Merton, Thomas. The Waters of Siloe. NY: A Harvest Book, Harcourt Brace and Company 1979.

Mooney, Margarita A. “The Benedictine Charism as Poetry: Sacramental Living that Sows the Seeds of Order.” Introduction to A Benedictine Education: A Collection of Essays but Saint John Henry Newman. Providence, Rhode Island: Cluny Media, 2020. Re-printed by Church Life Journal

Mooney, Margarita A. “Fighting the Burnout Culture: How Personalist Philosophers and Benedictine Monks Can Help Stressed Out College Students.”  Published by the online journal Public Discourse, August 28, 2018.

Mooney, Margarita. “The Love of Learning and the Lay Desire for God.” Church Life Journal, November 6, 2019.

Mooney, Margarita (editor). Love of Learning: Seven Dialogues on the Liberal Arts. Providence, RI: Cluny Media, Forthcoming 2021.

Pope Francis. Laudatio Si: On Care for our Common Home. 2015.

Ratzinger, Joseph Cardinal (Pope Benedict XVI). The Commemorative Edition of The Spirit of the Liturgy by, with a preface by Cardinal Sarah, and with The Spirit of the Liturgy by Romano Guardini. Ignatius Press: 2018

Saint Benedict. Saint Benedict’s Rule. Edited by Patrick Barry. Mahwah: HiddenSpring, 2004.

Tomaine, Jane. St. Benedict’s Toolbox: The Nuts and Bolts of Everyday Benedictine Living. Harrisburg: Morehouse Publishing, 2005.

Waal, Esther de, and Kathleen Norris. Seeking God: The Way of St. Benedict. Second Edition. Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 2001.

The Chapters below in the book Cheese and Microbes are available on-line to read/download at the American Society for Microbiology web site in the publication, Microbiology Spectrum, 2 issues:

Volume 1, Issue 1, October 2013;jsessionid=rri46wugt10w.x-asm-books-live-01

Volume 2, Issue 1, February 2014

Mother Noella’s chapter is: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Tales of Mold-Ripened Cheese

Chapter 1: From Pasteur to Probiotics: A Historical Overview of Cheese and Microbes
Chapter 2: The Basics of Cheesemaking
Chapter 3: Cheese Classification, Characterization, and Categorization: A Global Perspective
Chapter 4: Mesophilic and Thermophilic Cultures Used in Traditional Cheesemaking
Chapter 5: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Tales of Mold-Ripened Cheese
Chapter 6: The Microbiology of Traditional Hard and Semihard Cooked Mountain Cheeses
Chapter 7: The Microfloras and Sensory Profiles of Selected Protected Designation of Origin Italian Cheeses
Chapter 8: Wooden Tools: Reservoirs of Microbial Biodiversity in Traditional Cheesemaking
Chapter 9: The Microfloras of Traditional Greek Cheeses
Chapter 10: Biodiversity of the Surface Microbial Consortia from Limburger, Reblochon, Livarot, Tilsit, and Gubbeen Cheeses
Chapter 11: Microbiological Quality and Safety Issues in Cheesemaking
Chapter 12: Towards an Ecosystem Approach to Cheese Microbiology