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Dan’s Journey Home – Here’s the Video

November 9, 2011 by  
Filed under Conversion, Dan Burke, Events, New Age, Videos

Dear Friends, thank you for the outpouring of encouragement from those of you who were able to watch the Journey Home show on EWTN on Monday! It is incredibly moving to hear how a simple telling of the testimony of God’s work in our lives can have such an amazing impact. For the sake of those who missed it, I have included it below. Let me know what you think.

Also, for the many who have asked, this is a good example of some of what I speak about on a monthly basis. If you know of a Catholic group in your area looking for a speaker, send a note to me at rcspiritualdirection@gmail.com. I would be grateful if you would forward this post along to anyone you know who might be interested or blessed by it. The peace of Christ be with you.

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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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  • jack g.

    Thank you Dan for your story and I just finished watching it, when Jesus touched me at exactly the point at the end, where you started to talk about John, 14 and that Jesus and the Father will dwell with/in us. Jesus touches me like that on occasions and this was one of the moments, a gift, a manifestation of his constantpresence in the temple of my soul. Great testimony, real one too. Nothing too staged, just life and the miracle of God’s patience with us. I myself still do have many issues to work out, but at the same time I know deep within my soul that God is patient, loving and delicate Father, Who will give us all the freedom of time even when we still hurt Him in our childish stubbornness on our journey home, His home. An hour ago before I finished watching your testimony I had my prayer time and today was unusually dry, so I went on and read some Scripture, John, 13, the end of it. So maybe if I went to read on, my dryness would have been gone. That was a real touch of love of real Jesus and when He or the Father do that to me it is like a living fire of love bursting suddenly in my heart and soul overwhelming my totality in a split second with a liquid love, pure love that is unbearable and at the same time so very much desired. On my journey when I knew I had to quit pot, I asked God to be the substitute and He is so much more to my undeserving soul. He is my All and my Life, the Light, the Truth and the Way. Praise the Lord and thank you again.

    • http://www.spiritualdirection.com/ Dan Burke

      Thank you for your encouragement Jack – It is also good to hear about how the Lord is working in your life.

  • Kephas

    Praised be Jesus Christ!

    Thank you so much for posting this Dan: it was very inspiring to me. I felt a great affinity with your words and experiences, having traveled down similar roads.

    God bless you…

    Kephas

    • http://www.spiritualdirection.com/ Dan Burke

      Thank you Kephas!

  • Guest

    Thank you, Dan, for placing this wonderful Video on the Website.  I shall definitely share it with my fellow Eucharistic Apostles of the Divine Mercy.  Based in Nairobi, the Capital City of Kenya, we are dedicated into spreading the Message of Divine Mercy given to St. Maria Faustina Kowalska by Jesus Christ in all our Archdioceses and Dioceses in Kenya.  And I sure hope some of them will subscribe to this wonderful Website.  At present, I am the only Subscriber from our beloved Country

    • http://www.spiritualdirection.com/ Dan Burke

      Thanks Mary!

  • Sandy

    Dear Dan,
    I watched The Journey Home and could not tear myself away from the TV while you were sharing your faith journey with all of us.  It is a beautiful journey of seeking and finding Jesus.  One of my favorite bible verses is when Jesus says to ask and we will receive, seek and we shall find, and to knock and the door will be opened.  You have done and continue to do all three very well.  Many blessings as you continue you journey of faith.  Thanks for being an instrument/catalyst and an inspiration for me in my faith journey.

    • http://www.spiritualdirection.com/ Dan Burke

      Thank you for your kind words Sandy. God is very good.

  • Bon

    …very beautifully told.  It has blessed me and will bless many!  Thank you.
    Our Lord is sooooo very good.  -B

  • April

    Dear Dan,
    I have just finished listening to (watching) you on EWTN.  I am amazed at how God is working during this tumultuous period in salvation history.  Because of you and many others, including many converts, God is giving us the tools to strengthen his Church Militant here on earth. Here in Phoenix, we have many people who are educated in Chruch history and who can share the fullness of the faith within our Catholic community, and have brought many speakers in throughout the past 12-15 years.  Over these years, Catholics are learning and understanding the roots of our faith and there is a great purification process taking place.  I am thankful for men like you, who have introduced this additional and wonderful blog to take many of us deeper into our spiritual life.  All the knowledge of our faith is good, but knowing God intimately is the ultimate.  Thank you for your work, both on NC Register and here.

    • http://www.spiritualdirection.com/ Dan Burke

      April – thank you very much for your thoughtful encouragement!

  • Smaghsoodloo

    I watched your story and enjoyed hearing about your conversion. I appreciated how your approach while begun intellectually ended with a deep spiritual belief. I began as a baptist and after many years living as a unfaithful sinner started intellectually trying to prove it to my satisfaction and found myself deeply in love with God. EWTN then brought me home.

  • Nick

    Dan,
    I really enjoyed your appearance on The Coming Home Network.  As a Catholic “revert” who spent several years in Evangelical Churches, and as a person who also experienced the divorce of my parents at a young age, there was much in your story I could relate to.  The Coming Home Network was very helpful and encouraging to me on my journey back home.  I’ve been back in the Church almost 6 years now, and I couldn’t imagine every leaving  her again!  My wife is also a former Roman Catholic turned Evangelical, but has no desire to truly investigate or return to the Catholic Church.  It creates tension and division in our marriage, though we try to work it out as best we can.  I believe we must be experiencing on a small scale just something of what Our Lord experiences continually due to the divisions within His Church.  Pray for us, and that my wife too would eventually make “the journey home”.

    God bless!

    • http://www.spiritualdirection.com/ Dan Burke

      Nick – I understand this more than you know. I will pray and I am certain that many of our readers will jump in and pray for you as well. I am grateful that you have come back!

  • http://www.marythedefender.wordpress.com MariaGo

    I am from a Catholic country where many people take their faith for granted. Myself included. Hearing your testimony made me realize how truly blessed we are to have born and raised a Catholic. Despite this so few know what it means to have a real personal relationship with God.
    I have just started to have a true relationship with Jesus. Still struggling with a lot of isssues. I am amazed with your zeal and dedication in coming to the Church.
    Thank you for sharing your story with us. It has really encouraged me and helped to realize what a true treasure our faith is. Thank you for your example and continued guidance on this website.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_35FDJSA26QQ63G7K4HW7I2XMM4 Kmbold

    How very good is God to bless His church with stunningly faith-filled converts like you. Thank you for saying Yes to Him.

    • http://www.spiritualdirection.com/ Dan Burke

      Thanks!

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  • Nance Nassar

    I’m reading Four Witnesses as you recommended and love it, especially the idea that St. Clement was baptized by St. Peter.  This morning as I read in the Magnificat, page 343, it says that St. Clement lived in the 3rd or 4th century — how disappointed.  What’s the truth?
    Thanks,
    Nance

    • http://www.spiritualdirection.com/ Dan Burke

      More than one

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