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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 resides with his wife and children.
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"Upon the road, René was always occupied with God. His words and the discourses he held were all expressive of submission to the commands of Divine Providence, and showed a willing acceptance of the death which God was sending him. He gave himself to God as a sacrifice, to be reduced to ashes by the fires of the Iroquois, which that good Father's hand would kindle. He sought the means to bless Him in all things and everywhere. Covered with wounds as he himself was, Goupil dressed the wounds of other persons, of the enemies who had received some blows in the fight as well as those of the prisoners. He opened the vein for a sick Iroquois. And he did it all with as much charity as if he had done it to persons who were his best friends."
— St. Isaac Jogues (writing in 1643)
Newman Connection
published 1 September 2011 by Jeff Ostrowski

iFACTS, the Institute for Advancing Catholic Thought & Studies, offers a college-level curriculum to students across the country. Taught by Chad-Michael Cunningham, classes will prove to be rigorous and insightful, hoping to reveal the richness and depth of the Catholic Faith. iFACTS is based in Nashville, TN and is taught regularly on the campus of Vanderbilt University as part of the Vanderbilt Catholic campus ministry.

Join Chad-Michael, the Newman Connection, and Vanderbilt Catholic every Wednesday as we roll out a curriculum meant to instruct us in our faith so that ultimately we may live our faith. These courses will challenge and inform, perplex and astound minds and souls that are thirsting to encounter the Beauty and Truth that is Jesus Christ and His Church.

This is a brilliant initiative by the Newman Connection, which is helping to make sure our young Catholics don’t lose their faith when they go to college.