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

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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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Catholic Traditions and Treasures

Join Dan and Stephanie Burke as interview Dr. Helen Hoffner, the author of “Catholic Traditions and Treasures.” Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: What is Tradition? Bathtub Madonna Holy Cards Chalking Homes Resources: Spiritualdirection.com – website Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation Sophia Institute Press Catholic Traditions and Treasures by Dr. Helen Hoffner Little Oratory by David Clayton, Leila Lawler  Questions? Send

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November 6, 2018: Resources Edition – Dr. Helen Hoffner, Catholic Traditions and Treasures

Join Dan and Stephanie Burke as interview Dr. Helen Hoffner, the author of “Catholic Traditions and Treasures.” Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: What is Tradition? Bathtub Madonna Holy Cards Chalking Homes Resources: Spiritualdirection.com – website Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation Sophia Institute Press Catholic Traditions and Treasures by Dr. Helen Hoffner Little Oratory by David Clayton, Leila Lawler  Questions? Send

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Union with God

What does humanity find in union with God? Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen reflects in this excerpt from his classic Carmelite meditation book “Divine Intimacy”.

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Desolation, Suffering, Lectio Divina, and Apostoli Viae

Join Dan and Stephanie Burke as they answer your questions about spiritual desolation, suffering, the prayer of quiet, consistency in prayer, Lectio Divina and more. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: How can we avoid getting discouraged during a period of desolation? How does one suffer well? How can we offer up our suffering? When exactly

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November 2, 2018: Q&A – Spiritual Desolation, Suffering, Prayer of Quiet

Join Dan and Stephanie Burke as they answer your questions about spiritual desolation, suffering, the prayer of quiet, consistency in prayer, lectio divina and more. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: How can we avoid getting discouraged during a period of desolation? How does one suffer well? How can we offer up our suffering? When exactly

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Solemnity of All Saints

What determines who are the saints we celebrate in today’s Solemnity? Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen reflects in this excerpt from his Carmelite meditation classic “Divine Intimacy”.

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How to Think Like Aquinas

How does one of the Catholic Church’s greatest philosophical thinkers optimize his intellect? Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they speak with Dr. Kevin Vost about his book, How to Think Like Aquinas to find out. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: How is Dr. Vost trying to reinvigorate the writings and thinking of St.

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Apostolic Hope

Why do we need strong hope for the apostolate? Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen reflects in this excerpt from his classic Carmelite meditation book “Divine Intimacy”.

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Faith and Misunderstanding in the workplace.

Join Dan and Stephanie Burke as they answer your questions about the difference between penance and mortification, being misunderstood in the workplace, reflecting on the Old Testament, and wrestling with countless temptations. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: What is the difference between penance and mortification? Mortification brings us strength of the will. How can one

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October 26, 2018: Q&A – Mortification vs. Penance, Being Misunderstood, Studying the Old Testament, & Temptations

Join Dan and Stephanie Burke as they answer your questions about the difference between penance and mortification, being misunderstood in the workplace, reflecting on the Old Testament, and wrestling with countless temptations. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: What is the difference between penance and mortification? Mortification brings us strength of the will. How can one

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The Cries of Jesus from the Cross

Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they speak with Allen Smith about his book, The Cries of Jesus from the Cross for insight into the life and works of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: What inspired Al to compile these particular writings of Archbishop Sheen? Why are the writings of Archbishop Sheen

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October 23, 2018: Allen Smith, The Cries of Jesus from the Cross

Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they speak with Allen Smith about his book, The Cries of Jesus from the Cross for insight into the life and works of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: What inspired Al to compile these particular writings of Archbishop Sheen? Why are the writings of

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