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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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“More and more as we grow older, we find that the people we see most of are recent acquaintances; not (perhaps) very congenial to us, but chance has thrown them in our way. Meanwhile, the people we used to know so well—for whom we once entertained such warm feelings—are now remembered by a card at Christmas (if we can succeed in finding the address). How good we are at making friends, when we are young; how bad at keeping them! How eagerly, as we grow older, do we treasure up the friendships that are left to us, like beasts that creep together for warmth!”
— Msgr. Ronald Knox
Where Can I Find A Beautiful Chalice?
published 24 August 2011 by Jeff Ostrowski

I encourage you to visit Ageless Vessels, where a priest’s hobby is restoring old chalices.

He uses beautiful gold and other precious metals to restore them.


His heart’s desire is to furnish an instrument worthy to give glory to God. It is his dream that this vessel will one day hold the Precious Blood of his Savior. He finds no cost or effort excessive as he creates this vessel destined for the Service of the Altar.

Centuries pass and the vessel is neglected. It tarnishes, it is damaged, and is left on a shelf. Eventually it finds itself disposed of.
But the dream of the artist was that his vessel would serve for the Glory of God – not for a time – forever.

We have taken the task, as a hobby, of finding these lost treasures before they are trashed. We restore them to how that artist created them, and return them to the Altar.