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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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“Our Christian people regard with great joy everything that contributes to the splendor of the ceremonies. Jesus—who was poor in His private life—received ointment on His feet. See Thomas Aquinas (Prima Secundae, q. 102, art. 5, ad 10) and the holy Curé of Ars. The Church has always loved beautiful churches, and so forth. We must preserve our sacred patrimony and make sure sacred objects do not become secular possessions.”
— Abbot & Council Father denouncing “noble simplicity” during Vatican II

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On This Day . . . In 1944
published 6 June 2015 by Jeff Ostrowski

HE NORMANDY LANDINGS (codenamed “Operation Neptune”) were the landing operations on 6 June 1944 (termed D-DAY) of the Allied invasion of Normandy during the Second World War. It was the largest seaborne invasion in history.

MASS ON D-DAY — Omaha Beach (6 June 1944):

664 Tridentine Mass World War II


Photograph courtesy NLM.