Killing the Buddha


A Peruvian baby is adopted. 32 years later, she returns with her camera.

The Singing Nun Story

Nuns are People Too

I am rarely moved to tears by prose. Put on The Umbrellas of Cherbourg or cue up “Space Oddity” by David Bowie and you will be guaranteed a few of…

Closeup of Blue Chevrotina Cheese, by Stewart Butterfield, via Wikimedia Commons

The Benedictine Rule of Cheese Ecology

What does the microbial biology of cheese have to do with Benedictine spirituality? Mother Noella Marcellino—nun, cheesemaker, and microbiologist—of the Abbey of Regina Laudis in Bethlehem, CT, didn’t find her…