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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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“The Church has always kept, and wishes still to maintain everywhere, the language of her Liturgy; and, before the sad and violent changes of the 16th century, this eloquent and effective symbol of unity of faith and communion of the faithful was, as you know, cherished in England not less than elsewhere. But this has never been regarded by the Holy See as incompatible with the use of popular hymns in the language of each country.”
— Pope Leo XIII (1898)

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Ludwig Passini: “Canons in the Church of St. Peter”
published 11 January 2016 by Jeff Ostrowski

Austrian painter Ludwig Passini often depicted Catholic priests and nuns. Here’s an example from 1870—called “Canons in St. Peter’s Church”—which comes courtesy of an excellent Polish blog:

865 Cappa Magna Winter


Their garments resemble the “winter” cappa magna and remind me of St. John Paul II in this picture from 1964:

863 Karol Wojtyla 1964


You can find some rare pictures of the young John Paul II here.

For more on the Cappa Magna, click here and here.