Dan Burke

Dan Burke is the founder and President of the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation, which offers graduate and personal enrichment studies in spiritual theology to priests, deacons, religious, and laity in 72 countries and prepares men for seminary in 14 dioceses. Dan is the author and editor of more than 15 books on authentic Catholic spirituality and hosts the Divine Intimacy Radio show with his wife, Stephanie, which is broadcast weekly on EWTN Radio. Past episodes can be found, along with thousands of articles on the interior life, here at SpiritualDirection.com. In his deep commitment to the advancement of faithful Catholic spirituality, he is also the founder of Apostoli Viae, a world-wide, private association of the faithful dedicated to living and advancing the authentic spiritual patrimony of the Church. Most importantly, Dan is a blessed husband, father of four, grandfather of one—and grateful to be Catholic.

Articles By Dan Burke

The Yes of Perfect Consent

What does perfect consent consist of … and when and where does it happen? Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen explains in this excerpt from his “Divine Intimacy” book, a classical Carmelite meditation guide.

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Courageous and Impatient Love

What is the property of love? Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen explains in this excerpt from his classic Carmelite meditation book “Divine Intimacy”.

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Passive Purification

What is the usual way God purifies us? Find out when Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen reflects in this excerpt from his classic Carmelite meditation book “Divine Intimacy”.

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Finding a Spiritual Director: Watch Out for Confused Sheep

Editor’s note:  This article was originally published in the early years of SpiritualDirection.com and is just as relevant today.  We will be re-publishing some of our most engaging content here because we know it will be of great interest to those who are pursuing authentic spiritual direction and growth.     Foundational to any sound

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