Dan Burke

Dan is the President of the Avila Foundation, the parent organization of SpiritualDirection.com, the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation, Divine Intimacy Radio and Divine Intimacy Radio – Resources Edition, Into the Deep Parish Programs, the Apostoli Viae (Apostles of the Way) Community, the High Calling Seminary Preparation Program, and the FireLight Student Leadership Formation Program, author of the award-winning book, Navigating the Interior Life – Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God, Finding God Through Meditation-St. Peter of Alcantara, 30 Days with Teresa of Avila, Into the Deep, Living the Mystery of Merciful Love: 30 Days with Thérèse of Lisieux, and his newest book The Contemplative Rosary with St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Avila. In 2018, he launched the annual Avila Summit held at Hanceville, Alabama. Beyond his “contagious” love for Jesus and His Church, he is a grateful husband, father of four, and grandfather of one, the President and Chief Operating Officer of EWTN News, Inc., a regular co-host on Register Radio, a writer, speaker and pilgrimage director who provides online spiritual formation and travels to share his conversion story and the great riches that the Church provides us through authentic Catholic spirituality. Dan has been featured on EWTN’s Journey Home program and numerous radio programs.

Articles By Dan Burke

Seeking God in Our Daily Duties

How important are our usual daily duties and obligations? Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen explains in this excerpt from his classic Carmelite meditation book “Divine Intimacy”.

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Q&A “Dealing With Negative Thoughts”

Join Dan and Stephanie Burke as they answer your questions about the spiritual life. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: How many people suffer from negative thoughts? How to find peace through negative thoughts…

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Q&A “A Simple Start to Prayer”

Join Dan and Stephanie Burke as they answer your questions about the spiritual life. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: How do I start in mental prayer? Why does God thirst for me? What are the signs of spiritual bondage? How do I help family members who struggle in prayer? Can prayer help me remember my past sins?…

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Perfect Union

If someone is in perfect union with God, can they still be affected by evil? Find out when Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen reflects in today’s excerpt from his classic Carmelite meditation book “Divine Intimacy”.

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The Divine Invitation

Do we respond gratefully, or with ingratitude, for all that God has done for us? On this Thanksgiving Day in the U.S., Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen reflects in this excerpt from the Carmelite meditation classic “Divine Intimacy”.

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Strong and Active Love

What makes for strong and active love? Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen reflects on how the saints exemplified this type of love, in this excerpt from his classic Carmelite meditation book “Divine Intimacy”.

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The Development of Love

How does the Lord develop our love for Him? Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen reflects in this excerpt from his classic Carmelite meditation book “Divine Intimacy”.

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I Love the Catholic Church

Two of the most troubling moments of my life as a Catholic occurred this year. The first was when I was editing an editorial of the National Catholic Register on the topic of seminarian abuse in South America. The second was when I was addressing a small group of faithful Catholics on the abuse crisis,

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