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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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"What earlier generations held as sacred, remains sacred and great for us too, and it cannot be all of a sudden entirely forbidden or even considered harmful."
— His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI (7 July 2007)

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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.