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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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Far from dreading an encounter with the Iroquois, Fr. Garnier often told us he would be quite content to fall into the hands of the Iroquois and remain their prisoner if—while they were torturing him—he at least had a chance of instructing them as long as his torments lasted. If they allowed him to live, it would afford him a golden opportunity to work for their conversion, which was now impossible, since the gateway to their country was closed as long as they were our enemies.
— Father Ragueneau (Jesuit Relations)

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Historic Meeting of . . . Two Popes? Awesome!
published 23 March 2013 by Jeff Ostrowski

HAT CAN BE SAID about such a scene? In general, I am not a fan of cameras being so intrusive these days, especially when you have camera men running around in Church without showing reverence to the Blessed Sacrament, and so forth. However, I have to admit I am glad they had a camera to capture this (although obviously they had private meetings without cameras). I am not a person who “gets emotional” very easily, but this meeting really touched my heart.