Fr. Peter Du Brul, Religious Studies – BU

Brother Joe hired me as a part-time teacher in 1975, to set up the Cultural Studies Program, which continued for 25 years. His forceful and upbeat character shaped and even created, together with Dr. Anton Sansour, the spirit of the University for many years.  The Village Health Worker Program developed into the Faculty of Nursing.  The Cultural Studies Program developed into the Humanities Department. Many other developments took place as Brother Joe’s vision deepened and widened. These University experiences helped greatly his work as Director of the Pontifical Mission; for Palestine in the Jerusalem Office. His special concern with the handicapped students was well-known and appreciated by all.  Until his very last days at the University, he was at the Front Door to welcome students and to be of any service. His example encouraged all who knew him.