The Brébeuf Hymnal: An Interview with Jeff Ostrowski

The Brébeuf Hymnal: An Interview with Jeff Ostrowski Some months ago, Jeff Ostrowski, President of Corpus Christi Watershed and choirmaster at the FSSP apostolate in Los Angeles, contacted me for some thorough background on the Huron carol. This was my first inkling that his most recent project, the St. Jean de Brébeuf Hymna…

Latin Rite Altar on Mount Calvary (Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem)

Latin Rite Altar on Mount Calvary (Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem) One of the great privileges of my life has been to lead each year a Traditional Catholic (FSSP) pilgrimage to the Holy Land. I helped organize two last year and one this year. The highlight is always Mass in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the holiest shrine in Christe…

Hand Coloured 16th Century Pontificale Romanum

Hand Coloured 16th Century Pontificale Romanum I was browsing Kline Books  recently when I came across this rather unique Roman Pontifical they have for sale. The book includes illustrations that correspond to the various rites and ceremonies and while that particular aspect is not unique, what is are that these illustr…

Other Modern: An Art Deco Inspired Solemn Mass Set

Other Modern: An Art Deco Inspired Solemn Mass Set It has been a little while since we featured any 'Other Modern' and a good opportunity was presented with a recent posting from the Institut of St. Phillip Neri, a priestly society based out of Germany. For the feast of the Immaculate Conception they utilized a set…

Some 20th Century Varieties of Violacea

Some 20th Century Varieties of Violacea To conclude our little 'mini series' considering some examples of violet vestments from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, we now conclude with the latter century. One can see in these examples transitional carryovers from the previous centuries, now often expressed …

From Theotokos to the Immaculate Conception: Select Landmark Images of Marian Iconography

From Theotokos to the Immaculate Conception: Select Landmark Images of Marian Iconography Among the many acclaimed and beloved representations of the Immaculate Conception shines the one painted by the 17th century Spanish artist Esteban Murillo. A very young and beautiful Virgin Mary effortlessly floats in the heavenly realm, her hands clasped in a gesture of …

Women in the Liturgical Movement: Creating Domestic Rituals

Women in the Liturgical Movement: Creating Domestic Rituals If I am to carry Christ home with me from the altar, I am afraid He will have to come to the kitchen because much of my time is spent there .” -Florence Berger, 1949 The American 1950s earn particular opprobrium from the high priests of modernism as a stultified, hyper-patri…

19th Century Varieties of Violacea

19th Century Varieties of Violacea Yesterday we considered some 18th century examples of violet vestments. In order to show how each century saw its own particular stylistic progression, I thought it would be of interest to LAJ readers to now see some 19th century examples, once again coming from BeWeb . Read…

More 18th Century Varieties of Violacea

More 18th Century Varieties of Violacea With Advent having begun this weekend, I thought it would be of interest to show some further "varieties of violcaea" (violet) just as we did a year ago.  Each of these examples comes from BeWeb  and are from the 18th century. It is. of course. the case that each …