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First Sunday of Advent at Saint Vitus Parish (LA)
2018 November 25 by Jeff Ostrowski

“May we receive Thy mercy, O Lord, in the midst of Thy temple, that with due reverence we may prepare for the coming festival of our redemption.”

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The Only Hymn Father Fortescue Ever Wrote
2018 November 24 by Jeff Ostrowski

…including a “Sneak Peek” at the Brébeuf Hymnal.

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PDF Download • Mass Hymns by Fr. Seed, SJ (1906)
2018 November 15 by Jeff Ostrowski

How utterly strange to see such items!

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Hymn Texts by Fr. Christopher Phillips
2018 November 13 by Jeff Ostrowski

Listen to an original text accepted for publication in the Brébeuf hymnal…

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PDF Download • “Pope Pius XII Hymnal” (1959)
2018 November 06 by Jeff Ostrowski

Very few people have a copy of this incredibly rare Catholic hymnal.

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“Last” Sunday after Pentecost (Extraordinary Form)
2018 November 06 by Jeff Ostrowski

“Sir, didst thou not sow good seed in thy field? whence then hath it cockle?” And he said to them, “An enemy hath done this.”

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“Lord, take not only my nose…” (Fr. Jogues)
2018 October 29 by Jeff Ostrowski

Why prayer doesn’t always “work”—and why that’s a good thing!

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Incredible News! • Re: Mæstro Richard J. Clark
2018 October 22 by Jeff Ostrowski

There’s a new music director for the Archdiocese of Boston and Cathedral of the Holy Cross!

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22nd Sunday after Pentecost (Extraordinary Form)
2018 October 19 by Jeff Ostrowski

“At that time, the Pharisees went and consulted among themselves, how to ensnare Jesus in His speech…”

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PDF Download • “Sanctus” (SATB) by JS Bach!
2018 October 15 by Jeff Ostrowski

Wow … I bet you’ve never heard this piece before!

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Absolute Last Chance: Period!
2018 October 10 by Jeff Ostrowski

My friend, Andrew Motyka, asked me to show the “full version” of this famous hymn.

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Live Recording Snippet • Vespers at Saint Vitus
2018 October 08 by Jeff Ostrowski

We’ve made a very good start, and things will get better and better!

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I recorded all the voices, to demonstrate how it sounds…

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19th Sunday after Pentecost (Extraordinary Form)
2018 September 28 by Jeff Ostrowski

Then he saith to his servants, “The marriage indeed is ready, but they that were invited were not worthy.”

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Scott Hahn: “Thomas More & John Fisher”
2018 September 26 by Jeff Ostrowski

Saint John Fisher (d. 1535) tutored King Henry VIII when he was a boy—but Henry VIII eventually murdered him and placed his head on a stake.

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2015 Review • “American Catholic Hymnbook”
2018 September 25 by Jeff Ostrowski

“Hymns that are directed to the Trinity should not be used, no matter how familiar they may be.”

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18th Sunday after Pentecost (Extraordinary Form)
2018 September 20 by Jeff Ostrowski

“O God, Who, through the august communication of this sacrifice, dost make us partakers of the one supreme divinity…”

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Can You Say “Theft” ??
2018 September 19 by Jeff Ostrowski

Robert Campbell is an excellent translator of the Breviary—but even the best steal.

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Ronald Knox • His Actual Voice!
2018 September 18 by Jeff Ostrowski

A fascinating radio address by Msgr. Knox covering topics related to the Incarnation.

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17th Sunday after Pentecost (Extraordinary Form)
2018 September 11 by Jeff Ostrowski

“We implore Thy majesty, O Lord, that the holy mysteries we are celebrating may free us of past and save us from future sins.”

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