I can't begin to say how much Peter touched my life, both as a mentor and as a friend, and how profoundly sad I am at his passing. His classes at BU are what inspired me to go on to get my doctorate. He literally held us in the palm of his hand as he taught. We had never experienced anything like Peter's teaching before...the depth of his knowledge and his profound faith were an inspiration to us all. I changed my choir rehearsals from Thursday to Monday night just so that I could be with Peter and those who joined him at the pub after class. I remember his beautiful reading voice; he read something in class so beautifully it made my friend cry. I am proud to say that I wear his BU doctoral robe, cap, and hood, and I will think of him every time I wear them. He was so supportive and he always had the answer to any question I had. He is mentioned many times in the footnotes of my book because of this! In addition to his amazing intellect and his unbelievable mastery of words, he also had a fantastic sense of humor. And he was a dear and faithful friend who would always do anything to help someone. I don't really think I can put into words what Peter meant to me, all that he taught me. I will forever treasure the last visits I had with him, singing and chanting hymns that he loved. I will be with you all in spirit tomorrow. I pray that he is looking down and is pleased with his funeral liturgy :-) Thank you, Peter. Well done, good and faithful servant. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.
Tuesday July 18, 2017 at 5:04 pm