The Beauty of God in Cheese-Making and Chanting
In this webinar, Mother Noella Marcellino, a Benedictine cloistered nun and a microbiologist with a Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut, will discuss with Margarita Mooney the ethos that animates Benedictine practices of farming and a rigorous schedule of prayer, including chanting the psalms seven times a day. How can the Benedictine tradition of poetic living be understood through cheese-making, chanting, and other forms of agriculture and prayer practiced at monasteries such as Our Lady of the Rock and Regina Laudis? What are some ways that the 1500-year old Benedictine way of life have continuously operated across time and culture? What are some aspects of the Benedictine approach to agriculture, science, art, music and prayer that anyone in any state of life can adopt? Why are students and other visitors to monasteries like those where Mother Noella has lived so transformed by their experiences? How can the Benedictine example influence education in science and the fine arts today?
This event is open to the public via Zoom. It will be recorded and featured on Scala’s YouTube channel.
Co-Sponsored by University of St. Thomas Catholic Studies, St. Paul, Minn.
For more, check out these relevant links:
Abbey of Regina Laudis, where Mother Noella was for many years.
Our Lady of the Rock Monastery, where she is at present.
Mother Noella’s lecture at Harvard University.
Recent Articles by Margarita Mooney on Benedictine Spirituality: