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Cynthia Ostrowski holds a bachelor's degree in Geographic Information Science and a minor in Computer Science from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi (2005). She is currently a stay-at-home mother of two children. A former GIS analyst, Cynthia's interests include photography, french horn, and singing polyphony.
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The representative Protestant collection, entitled “Hymns, Ancient and Modern”—in substance a compromise between the various sections of conflicting religious thought in the Establishment—is a typical instance. That collection is indebted to Catholic writers for a large fractional part of its contents. If the hymns be estimated which are taken from Catholic sources, directly or imitatively, the greater and more valuable part of its contents owes its origin to the Church.
— Orby Shipley (1884)

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Catholic Line Art, Black and White • Installment #09
published 12 March 2013 by Cynthia Ostrowski

EFORE THE CAMPION MISSAL could be published, it was necessary to collect, scan, sort, clean, and carefully digitize more than 300 religious line art drawings. Credit for this goes to Kristen Ostrowski, who combed through hundreds of 19th century Missals, Antiphonals, Breviaries, and Graduals from a Benedictine Abbey, meticulously extracting pictures that were still intact.

The St. Edmund Campion Missal & Hymnal for the Traditional Latin Mass (ccwatershed.org/Campion) contains approximately ninety (90) of these exquisite “woodcuts.” In my blog entries over the next year or so, I will be releasing hundreds of these pictures for general use by Catholics everywhere.

The following piece of line art was used for the feast of the Annunciation (25 March) in the Campion Missal:

          * *  7836 • B/W Annunciation • Religious Line Art   [download this pdf]

We have many more pictures of the Annunciation as well as a significant number for the “Nativity of Mary.” The ones for the Nativity of Mary are quite exquisite. To speak truth, so are the Annunciation ones. As time goes on I will be releasing all of these. The beautiful inscription on the above image comes from the “Ave Maris Stella.” St. Robert Southwell wrote beautiful hymns on these Marian mysteries, and many are included in the Campion Hymnal . . . set to music for the very first time in history!

You will notice that the quotes are given in both Latin & English — a special feature of the Campion Missal we hope will be appreciated.

* To learn more, you may want to visit the Campion Missal website [url].