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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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On leaving the Vatican after his abdication: “I was deeply moved. The cordiality of the farewell, also the tears of my collaborators. [His voice breaks with emotion.] On the roof of the Casa Bonus Pastor there was written in huge letters «Dio gliene renda merito» [“May God reward you”]. (The Pope weeps) I was really deeply moved. In any case, while I hovered overhead and began to hear the bells of Rome tolling, I knew that I could be thankful and my state of mind on the most profound level was gratitude.”
— Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI (23 May 2016)

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PDF Download: Hymns of the Dominican Missal & Breviary • Fr. Aquinas Byrnes (1943)
published 17 December 2014 by Jeff Ostrowski

558 Dominican Hymns ERY SOON, details will be provided concerning an exciting Catholic project: the Jogues Hymnal. I have been named primary editor, but will require your help to complete this task.

As part of the process, we’ve been releasing extremely rare hymnals, and the one below is no exception. (Sometimes, beautiful gems are hidden in these old hymnals, and we have MANY MORE to release.)

      * *  PDF Download: Aquinas Byrnes «HYMNS of the DOMINICAN BREVIARY» (1943)

Many of our readers appreciate the hymn book by Fr. Matthew Britt. Others are familiar with “Pange Lingua” by Alan McDougall & Fr. Adrian Fortescue. This hymn book by Fr. Byrnes is very similar to both, since it contains literal translations, poetic translations, descriptions of the authors, explanations of the meters, and much more!