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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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Much of the beauty of the older forms was lost and the hymns did not really become classical. We have reason to hope that the present reform of the breviary will also give us back the old form of the hymns. But meanwhile it seems necessary to keep the later text. This is the one best known, it is given in all hymnbooks and is still the only authorized form. Only in one case have we printed the older text of a hymn, number 57, “Urbs Jerusalem.” The modern form of this begins: “Caelestis urbs Jerusalem.” But in this case the people who changed it in the seventeenth century did not even keep its metre; so the later version cannot be sung to the old, exceedingly beautiful tune.
— Fr. Adrian Fortescue (1913)

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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)