Carolyn Pirtle

Carolyn Pirtle is the program director of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy and a composer of liturgical music. She is the author of Praying the Rosary Together.

Articles

  1. Lent Intensifies

    Carolyn Pirtle, Program Director of the ND Center for Liturgy, notes how melody, harmony, and rhythm help us encounter Christ anew.

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  2. Glimpsing Eternity Through Lent Melody

    Carolyn Pirtle, Program Director of the ND Center for Liturgy, continues her musical journey through Lent by suggesting how time might open up to eternity.

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  3. Facing Lent Discouragement

    Carolyn Pirtle, Program Director of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy, continues her musical journey through Lent with a focus on Lent failure.

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  4. The Solemn Joy of Lent

    Carolyn Pirtle, Program Director of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy, starts a musical look at the growing anticipation amidst Lent penitence.

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  5. Is Truth and Reconciliation Possible?

    Carolyn Pirtle, Program Director of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy, reviews the Oscars 2019 Best Picture Nominee Green Book.

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  6. Benedict XVI Beyond the Liturgy Wars

    Carolyn Pirtle, ND Center for Liturgy Program Director, seeks in the writings of Benedict XVI a path out of the liturgy wars.

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  7. The Month of Mary and Music

    Carolyn Pirtle, ND Center for Liturgy Program Director & composer of liturgical music, celebrates the Month of Mary with a Spotify playlist with liner notes.

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  8. Stations of the Cross 3-4: Divinity and Dust

    During Holy Week Malcolm Guite (poet) & Carolyn Pirtle (composer) take us through the Stations of the Cross (pt. 2) with a combination of poetry, music, & prose.

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  9. Stations of the Cross 1-2: As Pilate Turns Away

    Malcolm Guite (poet) and Carolyn Pirtle (composer) take us through the Stations of the Cross (pt. 1) this Holy Week with a combination of poetry, music, and prose.

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  10. Gravity and Grace and Lady Bird

    Carolyn Pirtle, Program Director of the ND Center for Liturgy, gives full attention to Lady Bird's balanced portrayal of Catholic schools.

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  11. Jazz: A Foretaste of Eternal Life

    Carolyn Pirtle, assistant director of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy, jams on how polyphonic music, especially jazz, images the communion of saints.

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