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A theorist, organist, and conductor, Jeff Ostrowski holds his B.M. in Music Theory from the University of Kansas (2004), and did graduate work in Musicology. He serves as choirmaster for the new FSSP parish in Los Angeles, where he lives with his wife and two children.
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“In all this mediaeval religious poetry there is much that we could not use now. Many of the hymns are quite bad, many are frigid compositions containing futile tricks, puns, misinterpreted quotations of Scripture, twisted concepts, whose only point is there twist. But there is an amazing amount of beautiful poetry that we could still use.”
— Rev. Adrian Fortescue (d. 1923)

Proof Beyond A Shadow Of A Doubt
published 17 April 2011 by Jeff Ostrowski

When I was little, my mother told me:

“Whenever you learn a new word, you will see it within twenty-four hours.”

My entire life, I have always found this to be the case. Whenever I discovered a new word, phrase, or name, I would instantly see it somewhere.

Let me give you just ONE EXAMPLE that proves this is true. The other day, I composed a Mass using the new ICEL translation of the Roman Missal. I wanted to name it honor of one of the Martyrs of England, so I researched and learned about an amazing English Martyr: Saint Edmund Arrowsmith (†1628). Here (URL link) is the Gloria from the Mass.

WITHIN 24 HOURS, as always, I was reading a book by Patrick J. Buchanan, and what do I find?