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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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“A penalty is decreed against clerics, who, being in sacred Orders, or holding benefices, do not wear a dress befitting their Order. […] In these days, the contempt of religion has grown to such a pitch that—making but little account of their own dignity, and of the clerical honor—some even wear in public the dress of laymen…”
— Council of Trent (Session 14, Chapter 6)

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Catholic Line Art, Black and White • Installment #55
published 1 July 2014 by Cynthia Ostrowski

EFORE THE JOGUES MISSAL could be published, it was necessary to collect, scan, sort, clean, and carefully digitize more than 600 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.

Today’s installment was used for our Lady’s Assumption (VIGIL) on 14 August.   Click directly upon the image to download a high resolution version for your Church bulletin. Or, you can view the complete collection here.