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Catholic Spiritual Direction

Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2010 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Praying Through Art, Seasonal Meditations, Solemnity

  Merry Christmas!

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About Dan Burke

Dan is the founder of Catholic Spiritual Direction, the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation, and author of the award winning book, Navigating the Interior Life - Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God. Beyond his “contagious” love for Jesus and His Church, he is a grateful husband and father of four, the Executive Director of and writer for EWTN’s National Catholic Register, a regular co-host on Register Radio, a writer and speaker who provides online spiritual formation and travels to share his conversion story and the great riches that the Church provides us through authentic Catholic spirituality. Dan has been featured on EWTN’s Journey Home program and numerous radio programs.

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  • FrancesAnne

    Blessings and Merry Christmas, thank you for being here, this great source of learning and inspiration..Thank You and may the New Year of Our Lord bring more followers to Jesus to find true peace….FrancesAnne

  • Alex Rodriguez

    A very Merry Christmas to you as well!

  • Alex Rodriguez

    A very Merry Christmas to you as well!

  • LizEst

    Blessed Christmas to you and yours and all the visitors to this site. Thank you for serving God’s people.

    Today is born our Savior: Jesus Christ our Lord.

  • Frtrue

    I have a file devoted especially to your articles that I use daily for prayer and meditation. Thank you and God bless you in your work. Merry Christmas, and a blessed New Year to you all and to your families. Donald+

  • SL

    May I ask the source of the nativity image? I have not seen this before. It’s beautiful!
    Thank you for this site. Xmas blessings be with you and your team, and a grace-filled year ahead.

    • Dan Burke

      Dan here – The artists name is William-Adolphe Bouguereau. His paintings of the Madonna and Child are my favorite. If you search him, be forewarned that he has painted a great many nude paintings and those that are tasteful within an artistic framework but may be problematic for those who struggle with porn etc. The best way to safe search is via his last name and “madonna” or “mary” or “christ” or “angels” etc.

  • Guest

    What a beautiful Painting to come back to after my Christmas outing to my countryside home. God bless you Dan and all of you at the Catholic Spiritual Direction. You have a special place in my heart.

  • Damian Nanayakkara

    Happy Christmas and a peaceful new year. My prayers are assured to all for better loving and forgiving life. let us be united to go to God. God bless you all and be PEACE LOVERS.