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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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“In all this mediaeval religious poetry there is much that we could not use now. Many of the hymns are quite bad, many are frigid compositions containing futile tricks, puns, misinterpreted quotations of Scripture, and twisted concepts, whose only point is their twist. But there is an amazing amount of beautiful poetry that we could still use. If we are to have vernacular hymns at all, why do we not have translations of the old ones?”
— Fr. Adrian Fortescue (d. 1923)

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Catholic Line Art, Black and White • Installment #30
published 14 July 2014 by Cynthia Ostrowski

Jules Breton won a prize in 1857 for his painting: Blessing of the Wheat, Artois.

268 The blessing of the wheat fields in Artois (1857)


Look closely … do those vestments look familiar?

267 Jules Breton


Wow! Similar vestments were used in the Campion Missal:

262 Confiteor


All the vestments used in the Campion Missal were more than 200 years old.

Here’s an extremely high quality download for you:

      * *  1857 • Jules Breton — Blessing of the Wheat Fields in Artois (PDF)