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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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“More and more as we grow older, we find that the people we see most of are recent acquaintances; not (perhaps) very congenial to us, but chance has thrown them in our way. Meanwhile, the people we used to know so well—for whom we once entertained such warm feelings—are now remembered by a card at Christmas (if we can succeed in finding the address). How good we are at making friends, when we are young; how bad at keeping them! How eagerly, as we grow older, do we treasure up the friendships that are left to us, like beasts that creep together for warmth!”
— Msgr. Ronald Knox (1888-1957)

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"The Most Beautiful Thing This Side Of Heaven"
published 25 March 2014 by Jeff Ostrowski

EADERS OF THIS BLOG have probably noticed that we eschew posting videos. The reasons behind our eschewal are many and weighty. However, today we make an exception for this sermon by Christopher Smith, a very wise priest:

Two brief points:

1.) I like how Fr. Smith points out that Dom Guéranger bought (i.e. purchased) the monastery of Solesmes. This is something I often mention, but people think I’m making it up!

2. I have a slight quibble with the name “Audio Sancto” and its sister company “Audio Sancto” … what do those mean? I asked two priests, both of whom have taught Latin for more 30 years. They agree that these terms are incorrect and/or unidiomatic. Can anyone explain to me what they’re trying to say? I’m not sure why it bothers me so much to hear those phrases.