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Catholic Spiritual Direction

Revolutionize your Prayer Life

October 7, 2014 by  
Filed under Avila Institute, Featured, Resources

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Dear Friends,  Our founder, Dan Burke, has developed a course on prayer and authentic mystical tradition that continues to change lives and draw the hearts of his students more deeply into union with God. Students regularly report that this course has dramatically elevated their understanding and practice of prayer. The Course is called Foundations of Prayer and Union with God. Here is a brief video... Read More

Video Update from Dan Sept 22nd

September 25, 2014 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Featured, Videos

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Dear Friends, Dan has provided a 2 minute video update for you to express his thanks and to keep you up to date. If you feel compelled to donate to our efforts, please CLICK HERE or on the ‘Donate” button in the upper navigation bar. Regardless of what you can give, we are grateful for your continued prayers and support. DB Update Sep 22nd 2014 from Avila Institute on Vimeo. About Marta... Read More

What does the Avila Institute have to offer me?

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Dan Burke and Dr. Anthony Lilles founded the Avila Institute in order to serve all who seek to develop a deeper relationship with our Lord. With live, interactive, online courses, the Avila Institute can bring the classroom to you no matter where you are located in the world. Classes are recorded so if, for instance, you are from Malta, Ireland or Australia, you can still participate. Our professors... Read More

Spiritual Life, Spiritual Direction, and God in You – Part 5 of 5

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The long awaited 5th part of “Women of Grace” series Spiritual Life, Spiritual Direction and God in You with Dan Burke and Johnnette Benkovic is now available. In the final part of the series, Dan delves into how a person’s spiritual progress relates to whether you run from your suffering or embrace it, what Spiritual Direction is and the relationship between a Spiritual Director... Read More

Are You Longing for a Deeper Prayer Life?

June 25, 2014 by  
Filed under Contemplation, Marta Goodwin, Prayer, Webinar

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The four waters of prayer as taught by St. Teresa of Avila is one of the most beautiful analogies of growth in prayer provided by the saints. In a state of grace, the soul is like a well of limpid water, from which flow only streams of clearest crystal. Its works are pleasing both to God and man, rising from the River of Life, beside which it is rooted like a tree. ~ St. Teresa of Avila On June... Read More

Spiritual Life, Spiritual Direction, and God in You – Part 4 of 5

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Dan Burke, President and Founder of Catholic Spiritual Direction and the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation and author of Navigating the Interior Life, recently joined Johnnette Benkovic on Women of Grace: Spiritual Life, Spiritual Direction, and God in You to share his story of conversion and how you too could achieve spiritual growth through the purgative, illuminative and unitive ways. In... Read More

Spiritual Life, Spiritual Direction: God in You, Part 3 of 5

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In the third episode of five of the show Women of Grace: Spiritual Life, Spiritual Direction: God in You, Dan Burke discusses his conversion from the Jewish faith to Catholicism through Protestantism and finally being received into the Church on the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Dan goes on to discuss the Purgative Way and the stages of spiritual growth and the importance of prayer throughout... Read More

Spiritual Life, Spiritual Direction: God in You, Part 2 of 5

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Dan Burke spent a week discussing his suffering, conversion and healing with EWTN’s Johnnette Benkovic on her show, Women of Grace. Dan captures the stages of the spiritual life in his award-winning book, “Navigating the Interior Life“. In the second episode of five, Dan continues to discuss his conversion from the Jewish faith to Catholicism and from suffering to healing and love. Are... Read More

Spiritual Life, Spiritual Direction, and God in You – Part 1 of 5

June 4, 2014 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Navigating, Spiritual Direction, Videos

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Spiritual Life, Spiritual Direction, and God in You — Part 1 of 5 Dan Burke had the pleasure of talking with EWTN’s Johnnette Benkovic on her show, Women of Grace. about the spiritual life and his award winning book, “Navigating the Interior Life.” Dan is also the founder of Catholic Spiritual Direction. In the first episode of five, Dan speaks of his own suffering and conversion... Read More

Are you struggling with your prayer life?

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Prayer Life:  Are you Struggling with it? “…Prayer is a surge of the heart; it is a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love….” (St. Thérèse of Lisieux)  It is with great enthusiasm that we announce a new endeavor to help God’s faithful to find the path that the Lord has prepared to a life changing relationship with Him, the School of Spiritual... Read More