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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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“From six in the evening, his martyrdom had continued through the ghastly night until nine o'clock in the morning. After fifteen hours of torture rarely if ever surpassed in the bloody annals of the Iroquois, the soul of Gabriel Lalemant was freed from its charred and mutilated prison and summoned to join his comrade Jean de Brébeuf in the radiant splendor of God. March 17th, 1649, was the date; for Brébeuf it had been the sixteenth.”
— Fr. John A. O'Brien, speaking of St. Gabriel Lalemant

Photographs • Cardinal Lercaro (Consilium President)
published 23 September 2014 by Jeff Ostrowski

ARDINAL GIACOMO LERCARO (1891-1976) was Archbishop of Bologna and served as President of the Consilium For The Implementation Of The Constitution on the Liturgy. He turned his episcopal palace into an orphanage and was mentioned numerous times in Bugnini’s book. Click here for color images.

CARDINAL LERCARO should not be confused with CARDINAL LARRAONA, the Spanish Cardinal (1887-1973) who served as Prefect of the Sacred Congregation of Rites from 1962 to 1968, and had participated in the preparation of the 1917 Code of Canon Law.

Here’s a letter from Pope Paul VI to Cardinal Lercaro (9 January 1968):

At this time, when with an admirable spirit of service and dedication you relinquish the responsibilities of the presidency of the Consilium, mainly for reasons of health, we wish to express to you again our lively and sincere thanks.

We are conscious of the work you have devoted to directing this institution, which originated from the concern and work of the conciliar Fathers. We know how much effort you have put into establishing a method of work and strengthening the activity of the Consilium.

The Lord Jesus, the eternal High Priest, will not leave unrewarded the rich crown of merits you have acquired by a faithful service that has taken so much of your energies. This is what we ask of him for the sake of your continued well-being and happiness.

As a testimony of our constant good will, we gladly bestow our special apostolic blessing on you and with affection extend it to the entire beloved Archdiocese of Bologna.