A Roman Catholic priest since 1977, Father Maestri, a devout student of the Bible, recognizes the lessons to be learned from many of the famous and infamous women who appear in Scripture. Maestri presents twenty-four portraits for the reader to ponder: courage and cowardice; grace and sin; hope and despair; failure and the power to
A prolific writer, he is a regular columnist for the Clarion Herald, the Catholic newspaper for the Archdiocese of New Orleans. He also authors the column, “Scripture Comes Alive,” which is syndicated in more than 2,000 newspapers nationwide.
Father Maestri is also the author of more than twenty books and ten audio-and video- cassettes. Additionally, he contributes articles to numerous publications including Pastoral Life, San Francisco Theological Review, the Family, Child & Family, the Priest, and New Catholic World.
Currently, he is professor of philosophy and director of spiritual formation at Saint Joseph Seminary College in Covington, Louisiana, where he is also the director of athletics and physical fitness Additionally, he coaches girls' basketball, softball, and tennis at Dominican High School in New Orleans.
The American musical and the “poets of Tin Pan Alley” also captivate Father Maestri. He directs, produces, and hosts an annual musical program at St. Joseph Seminary College.