Carey Landry

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Carey Landry (born 1944) is an American composer of Catholic liturgical music. Among his better-known compositions are "Abba, Father", "Hail Mary, Gentle Woman", "Only a Shadow", and a musical accompaniment to the traditional verses "Peace Is Flowing Like a River". He and his wife, Carol Jean Kinghorn, have released several albums and collections of music through their publisher, Oregon Catholic Press. He has a master's degree in theology from The Catholic University of America and lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.[1]

Carey's music in contemporary Catholic culture[edit]

Landry is one of many musicians who compose contemporary Catholic liturgical music. This music has enjoyed widespread success throughout the English speaking world. There have also been a number of differing views surrounding this music.


  1. ^ "Carey Landry and Carol Jean Kinghorn". Retrieved 2013-04-01.