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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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“I grew up listening to Lessons & Carols from Cambridge and that was Advent-Christmas for me. Then I moved to Rome and discovered Rorate Masses, the Novena of the Immaculate Conception with the Tota Pulchra, the Christmas Novena, the O Antiphons, the Aspiciens, the Rorate Coeli, the Alma Redemptoris Mater: that's Advent for me now. I am glad to see seminarians all over the United States doing Lessons & Carols, but are they learning our ancient Roman traditions alongside a 20th-century Anglican one?”
— Rev. Christopher Smith

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Photograph of Msgr. Francis P. Schmitt
published 26 July 2013 by Jeff Ostrowski

OR YEARS I SEARCHED IN VAIN for a nice photograph of Msgr. Francis P. Schmitt. Mr. William Shannon was kind enough to send one to us (below). It was taken sometime during the 1950s: that is, at a time when he’d taken over editing Cæcilia from his mentor, Dom Ermin Vitry, and was still running the famous Boys Town summer workshops with Flor Peeters, Roger Wagner, James Welch, Fr. Francis Brunner, and many others.

7123 Monsignor Schmitt Photograph