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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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“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 (1888-1957)

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And The Answer Is … (?)
published 4 September 2013 by Jeff Ostrowski

430 memento F YOU WATCH THIS VIDEO, Fr. Gregory Pendergraft, FSSP, explains how to properly pray the Memento for the dead. One does not “fill in” the N. et N. until the end.

I’ve asked several priests, and all of them agree Fr. Pendergraft is correct. However, nobody seems to know why. If anyone cares to venture a guess, please use the combox.

If you click on the image (upper right), the 10th century manuscript contained therein seems to affirm our current practice.