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

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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To Be Hidden with Christ in God

How can we be hidden with Christ in God, as St Paul says? Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen reflects on St Teresa Margaret of the Heart of Jesus’ spirituality regarding this.

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The Seven Sorrows of Mary

On this memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows, Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen reflects in this excerpt from his classic Carmelite meditation book, “Divine Intimacy”.

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Perseverance and Confidence

What is more damaging to holiness: falling or failing to rise up and try again? Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen reflects in this excerpt from his classic Carmelite meditation book “Divine Intimacy.”

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Courage

Does having courage, or fortitude, keep us from fearing sacrifice, danger or even death? Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen reflects in this excerpt from his classic Carmelite meditation book “Divine Intimacy.”

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