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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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“From six in the evening, his martyrdom had continued through the ghastly night until nine o'clock in the morning. After fifteen hours of torture rarely if ever surpassed in the bloody annals of the Iroquois, the soul of Gabriel Lalemant was freed from its charred and mutilated prison and summoned to join his comrade Jean de Brébeuf in the radiant splendor of God. March 17th, 1649, was the date; for Brébeuf it had been the sixteenth.”
— Fr. John A. O'Brien, speaking of St. Gabriel Lalemant

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What Modern Man Cannot Ever Accept: SILENCE
published 2 May 2016 by Jeff Ostrowski

SEVERAL YEARS AGO, I recall blogging about the following video, which is absolutely stunning in every way:


I know we have a policy against reposting old material—and hope that readers will forgive this exception—but I really love the quote by Fr. Hough:

“I believe that more and more people will start to come to this, if nothing else because they wish to find a way in their world to carve out quiet time.”

For the record, whoever filmed these videos is a genius. For example, check out this powerful film about dressing properly for Mass.