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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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“We know that originally the offertories of the repertoire included a series of verses, just like the introit and the communion, but generally more ornate. Many of these are musical compositions of great beauty. They quickly fell into disuse, and we find them only in the most ancient manuscripts. The only remaining trace of this older arrangement in our present-day liturgy is that of the offertory of the Requiem Mass.”
— Dom Joseph Gajard (1956)

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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: