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Peter Price, valued member of the staff of the Yarra Theological Union, has died after some time of suffering with cancer.  He was buried from St Paschal’s Chapel, Box Hill.

As Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, we wish to honour him and remember our many bonds with him, mentioned below.

Peter was ordained for the Archdiocese of Canberra-Goulburn in 1965. After some years in Ministry, he left the priesthood. For many years, he worked in business and at TAA.

He married Judy and rejoiced in his children and grandchildren.

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Peter and Judy did Myers Briggs weekends at the Heart of Life Centre. Peter taught a Type course as the Melbourne Pastoral Centre. Judy also taught there. In the mid-1990s, Peter was the second Victorian President of the Australian Association for Psychological Type.

Peter also trained for Pastoral Industrial Chaplaincy and worked for some years in this field. This led to further studies and doctoral studies, obtaining his PhD in 2010.

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He then taught at YTU: his University of Divinity CV read:

Peter lectures in Pastoral Theology and is currently chair of the Department of Theology: Mission and Ministry (Field D). Peter’s main interest is in Pastoral Planning. Besides lecturing in this area at YTU, he has provided planning consultancies to Parishes in Melbourne, to the Diocese of Ballarat, the Australian Bishops’ Conference Working Group on Parish Pastoral Councils, and to the National Bishops’ Conference of Papua New Guinea.

His passion, however, is in Church History. Peter completed his PhD in History at Monash University in October 2009, graduating in April 2010.

Peter had many links with the MSC, teaching several of our students in recent years. He co-taught liturgical courses with Philip Malone. He supervised Brian Gallagher with Brian’s thesis. He worked with Peter Malone in the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, especially in the 1980s and 1990s.

Philip, Brian, Khoi Nguyen (whom Peter taught) and Paul Castley were among the large number of relatives, friends and University of Divinity staff at the funeral Mass.

May he rest in peace.

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