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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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"Since such is the nature of man that he cannot easily without external means be raised to meditation on divine things, on that account holy Mother Church has instituted certain rites, namely that certain things be pronounced in a subdued tone (canon and words of consecration) and others in a louder tone; she has likewise made use of ceremonies such as mystical blessings, lights, incense, vestments, and many other things of this kind in accordance with apostolic teaching and tradition, whereby both the majesty of so great a sacrifice might be commended, and the minds of the faithful excited by these visible signs of religion and piety to the contemplation of the most sublime matters which are hidden in this sacrifice."
— Council of Trent (Session XXII)

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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)