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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, Featured, 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

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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 and gives advice on how to heal from the suffering. Are you thriving... Read More

Are you struggling with your prayer life?

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 “…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 Formation. Dan Burke, Founder and President... Read More

Spring Quarter at the Avila Institute

January 30, 2014 by  
Filed under Avila Institute, Marta Goodwin

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Spring Quarter at the Avila Institute Join Catholics from around the world in deepening their understanding of the magisterium faithful mystical and ascetical patrimony of the Catholic Church. The Avila Institute provides spiritual education and formation to all those who seek to grow in the knowledge of the teachings of the Church and disseminate that knowledge to others. Just in case we have missed... Read More

School of Spiritual Formation

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Roman Catholic Spiritual Direction was formed in 2009 to disseminate faithful Catholic spirituality and to encourage and help anyone who has questions about our faith by answering those questions. We continue to add new bloggers, formed a book club, hold webinars, and formed the Avila Institute to fulfill this mission. And, we continue to develop new ways to help illumine the path to Heaven that God... Read More

Exciting News About the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation

August 10, 2013 by  
Filed under Announcement, Avila Institute

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Dear CSD Family, We have some exciting news to share about the Avila Institute. Due to an overwhelming response to the opening of the Institute, we have added a repeat of the first course, Introduction to Spiritual Theology 1000, to the course catalogue. The course will run from October 22 – December 17, 2013 on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30 pm MST. If you were unsure whether or not to apply... Read More