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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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On leaving the Vatican after his abdication: “I was deeply moved. The cordiality of the farewell, also the tears of my collaborators. [His voice breaks with emotion.] On the roof of the Casa Bonus Pastor there was written in huge letters «Dio gliene renda merito» [“May God reward you”]. (The Pope weeps) I was really deeply moved. In any case, while I hovered overhead and began to hear the bells of Rome tolling, I knew that I could be thankful and my state of mind on the most profound level was gratitude.”
— Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI (23 May 2016)

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Two Popes Singing “Our Father” in Latin
published 2 April 2017 by Jeff Ostrowski

Pope St. John Paul II invites the congregation in Chicago to sing the Pater Noster (“Our Father”) in Latin:


Sung too slowly, but a very nice voice!

Pope St. John XXIII also does very well:


This post was inspired by Veronica Brandt.