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Catholic Spiritual Direction

Helping Others To Heaven

October 19, 2013 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, General

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The holy priest Fr. Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen once wrote that “There are two great attractions in a soul which has given itself seriously to God: the attraction to solitary silent prayer… and the attraction to active generous sacrifice for the salvation of souls. Does your soul yearn to help others know the great love you know? Do you read the posts here on this site or the content of spiritual books and burn with... Read More

Finding God in Nashville

January 24, 2013 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Events, Featured, General

Nashville Dominican sisters

Countless souls have been blessed and encouraged to heaven by the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia (also known as the “Nashville Dominicans”). Several weeks ago, I had the profound honor of briefly joining them in their mission by providing a number of talks and question and answer sessions on the spiritual life for the parents of Overbrook, their elementary school. My first talk — to the women — was on the... Read More

Thank You for 2012

January 19, 2013 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Featured, General

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Dear Friends: As usual, I am finding myself unable to reach out and personally thank as many of you as I would like to and I am feeling more and more ungrateful as every day passes in to the New Year. So, though in a far less inadequate fashion than I would prefer, this is my “Thank You for 2012″. Many of you pray, volunteer, tell others about us, and financially support this work. For this we are truly grateful. Here’s... Read More

Terry Polakovic – Navigating the Interior Life

October 22, 2012 by  
Filed under General, Marta Goodwin, Navigating

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Terry Polakovic: Advance Praise for “Navigating the Interior Life: Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God” It is a special grace to be able entrust the direction of your soul to someone else, for it is far too easy to get lost on our journey toward God. A good spiritual director can help you retain your interior composure, particularly during times of stagnation, lukewarmness and discouragement. It is a joy to be... Read More

Introducing Becky Ward and the Disciples of Jesus and Mary

August 17, 2012 by  
Filed under Becky Ward, Dan Burke, General


Dear friends, recently one of you asked who is this “Becky person” writing the Friday “Broken” posts. Well, Becky was the earliest recruit into the CSD family as a combox counselor and then advisor and official intercessor and moderator for the Catholic Spiritual Direction apostolate. As many of you know, beyond her posts, Becky (AKA Becky313), regularly provides insightful combox dialogue and encouragement. Becky also... Read More

The Fun is Here

July 31, 2012 by  
Filed under General, Marta Goodwin

The Fun is Here

Dear Friends: You probably have noticed that our Give a Gift Subscription button is glowing red. What this means is that in celebration of our passing over the 10,000 subscriber mark and for all the blessings the Lord has provided through this apostolate, we have decided to have a bit of fun. The fun is that we are giving away prizes to the winners (because of a two generous donors who want to help us spread the word). How can... Read More

CSD Around the World Update – June 2012

June 14, 2012 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, General

Dear Friends, as usual, the Lord has surprised me again with your response to the book club. As of this post, we have had more than 400 people sign up from all over the world! Here’s one of the many notes we received, this one is from the Daughters of the Sacred Heart in Malta: Hallo, This is Sr Ann, I live in Malta, I would like to thank you and congratulate you for the wonderful Job you are doing. I appreciate and benefit... Read More

House on fire!

June 5, 2012 by  
Filed under General

House on fire!

House on Fire! I was just sitting at my desk and heard a sudden slam and then a roaring rotary sound coming from the ceiling above me like a vacuum cleaner pressed on a hard wooden floor. Then came a rush of billowing smoke from the air conditioner vents above my head. My son was above me! My heart was pounding as I ran up to the third floor to check on Jordan… not home. Then I ran to be sure no one else was home. Then, standing ... Read More

Shameless self-promotion or spreading the Gospel of Christ?

March 15, 2012 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, General

Shameless self-promotion or spreading the Gospel of Christ?

Spreading the Gospel of Christ Dear Friends, several of you continue to prod me to let everyone know about the final days of voting for the Best Catholic Blog on So, here it is – there are only a few days left and we are in second place (to a very good site no doubt). Why vote? Is this just self-promotion gone awry? Well, actually, no. The goal of this site is and always has been to bring the truths of authentic... Read More

We need your vote for best Catholic Blog!

March 2, 2012 by  
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We need your vote for best Catholic Blog!

Here’s a Reminder – PLEASE VOTE DAILY – We Were Making Progress But Have Not Gained Any More Ground For a Few Days – Please Help Us Spread the Word About the Great Work We Do Here – Whatever you do, do it as unto the Lord! About Dan BurkeDan is the founder of Catholic Spiritual Direction, the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation, and author of the award winning book, Navigating the Interior... Read More

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