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Catholic Spiritual Direction

Revolutionize your Prayer Life

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

Carmelite Nun Praying Cross with Skull featured

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

The Vatican on Christian Meditation and Centering Prayer

Though a complete understanding of this document requires education in Church history and mystical and ascetic theology – on its face it clearly addresses many current popular teachings on prayer that should be of concern to every Catholic who seriously desires to deepen their understanding of what it means to truly engage with God. This document is a profound summary of true Christ-centered... Read More

The Fulfillment of All Desire – Book Recommendation

May 5, 2009 by  
Filed under Books, Contemplation, Dan Burke, Prayer

The Fulfillment of All Desire: A Guidebook for the Journey to God Based on the Wisdom of the Saints By Ralph Martin This tremendous book discusses the spiritual journey that results from serious spiritual progress through what is termed the Purgative, Illuminative, and Unitive Ways, ultimately ending with the Beatific Vision. This journey, unique and different for all, contains broad similarities... Read More