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

Infinite Wisdom

What is infinite wisdom? Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen explains and reflects in this excerpt from his classic Carmelite meditation book “Divine Intimacy”.

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Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles

How does this Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul reflect the primacy of the Church? Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen reflects in this excerpt from his classic Carmelite meditation book “Divine Intimacy”.

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Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

What’s the profound meaning of consecration to the Sacred Heart? Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen reflects in an excerpt from his classic Carmelite meditation book “Divine Intimacy” on the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart today.

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Are Our Future Priests Worthy of Your Support?

“To be honest, I have not [previously] experienced any emphasis on prayer or a need for a deep prayer life – or even that we’re all called to be in communion with God. But not only has the Avila High Calling program impressed on us the importance of prayer in the life of a priest….

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The Invitation to the Banquet

How do you respond to Jesus’ banquet invitation? Reflect with Father Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen in this excerpt from his classic Carmelite meditation book “Divine Intimacy” on today’s solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, also known as “Corpus Christi”.

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