Director of Campus Ministry
St. Edward's University
Fr. Peter Walsh serves as the Director of Campus Ministry at St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas. Fr. Peter was born in Boston and grew up in Milton. He graduated from Stonehill College in 1984 with a BA in English. He entered the Congregation of Holy Cross that summer and attended seminary at the University of Notre Dame, where he graduated with an M.Div in 1988. He also has a master's degree from Boston College in English literature with a concentration in Irish poetry and often brings insights from literature into his preaching.
Since his ordination in 1989, Fr. Peter has developed numerous social and spiritual programs focused on young adult ministry. He has served in several Boston area parishes, especially St. Cecilia Church in the Back Bay and Our Lady of Sorrows in Sharon. He was assistant chaplain at Saint Thomas More, the Catholic Chapel and Center at Yale University and with the other chaplains he developed programs promoting interreligious dialogue.
Since moving to Austin in 2012, he has worked to promote the Catholic and Holy Cross identity and charism of St. Edward’s University, a Holy Cross university founded in 1885. In particular, he co-chairs the Holy Cross Initiative team, a collaborative effort between Campus Ministry and Student Affairs for ongoing staff development in the area of mission integration.