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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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“How can we enter into this interior disposition except by turning physically—all together, priest and faithful—toward the Lord who comes, toward the East symbolized by the apse where the cross is enthroned? The outward orientation leads us to the interior orientation that it symbolizes. Since apostolic times, Christians have been familiar with this way of praying. It is not a matter of celebrating with one’s back to the people or facing them, but toward the East, «ad Dominum», toward the Lord.”
— Robert Cardinal Sarah, Prefect of the Vatican's Congregation for Divine Worship (October 2016)

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Eugenio Cardinal Pacelli in Cappa Magna
published 2 August 2016 by Jeff Ostrowski

This appears to be a picture of Eugenio Cardinal Pacelli as Papal Nuncio circa 1933. I suspect it was taken during a Eucharistic congress:


I believe I see a blue biretta in the background. I’ve been told that bishops of France—during the 17th century—had blue cassocks with blue birettas. Anyone care to hazard a guess regarding why a blue biretta would have been used circa 1933?