The Paths of Life
Advent is a time of watching, waiting, longing and peaceful expectation. It is also a time of purification as we seek to make our hearts ready for the incarnation of the Savior. The Christmas Season celebrates the birth of Christ and offers innumerable occasions for reflecting on the meaning that his coming has for us in our everyday lives. This book hones in on the key messages of the liturgical readings of these two seasons and leaves us with a thought we can ponder in our hearts and put into practice each of the days of Advent and Christmas.
Ernest Ferlita, S.J., received his licentiate in Sacred Theology from St. Louis University in 1964 and a Doctorate in Fine Arts from Yale in 1969. That same year he joined the drama faculty of Loyola University in New Orleans. He has often preached in university and parish settings but mainly in the chapel of the Poor Clares, for whom he has served as chaplain for many years. Father Ferlita is the author of several books, including five of scriptural reflections.The Way of the River, Gospel Journey, and The Paths of Life--Cycle A, B, and C. One of his plays, The Mask of Hiroshima, was published in The Best Short Plays of 1989. It was produced Off-Off-Broadway in 1996 with another short play, The Bells of Nagasaki, under the title Two Cities.