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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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Video • Nuns At Work (1965)
published 18 March 2015 by Jeff Ostrowski

Y FAVORITE LINE from this beautiful film about Catholic nuns is: “The Catholic nun works with zest—and a sense of fun—along with her devotion.”


When I see a film like this, I remember a line from a sermon by St. John Vianney. He said something to the effect of: “O Christian, do you not realize the life to which you’re called is beautiful? Even the pagan has to admit this reality about your calling.”

What has happened to our nuns? Where have they gone?