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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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Why do we never sing “De Spiritu Sancto” (St. Athenogenes) in our churches? There are a dozen translations in English verse. Where could anyone find a better evening hymn than this, coming right down from the catacombs? Our hymnbooks know nothing of such a treasure as this, and give us pages of poor sentiment in doggerel lines by some tenth-rate modern versifier.
— Rev’d Adrian Fortescue (d. 1923)

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Pope Visits Prison: “You could not come to me, so I have come to you.”
published 20 April 2015 by Jeff Ostrowski

OPE SAINT JOHN XXIII was famous for visiting prisons—and YouTube has several fascinating videos documenting his custom—but until I stumbled across the following film, I never knew that he brought an Altar into the prison for Benediction: