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 Ten Commandments of Scrupulosity

  This post originally published 7/14/09. TEN COMMANDMENTS OF SCRUPULOSITY Important Note: If you do not specifically struggle with scrupulosity, this advice is not likely to apply to you. If you have any questions about the advice or overcoming the struggle of scrupulosity, it is very important that you meet with your spiritual director for


The Nativity of Our Lord

Merry and Blessed Christmas to you! Reflect with Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen on the mystery of the Nativity of Our Lord in this excerpt from his Carmelite meditation classic “Divine Intimacy”.


Invitation to Divine Intimacy

When is the Trinity present to us? Find out when Fr. Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen reflects in this excerpt from his classical Carmelite meditation book “Divine Intimacy”.

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