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


Why is chastity for everyone? And, what kind of chastity should we practice?

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Q&A – Fear of simplicity, generational sin, and fasting.

Divine Intimacy Radio – Questions and Answers show: Fear of simplicity, generational sin, and fasting.

Topics/Questions Covered in the Show:

Comparing the prayer of simplicity to other meditation
What is the modern relevance of Numbers 14:18
Is scheduling fasting OK?


My Father Needs Your Prayers

This is a story of a miracle of the most important kind. My father is near the end of his life. He is 79 – born in 1940. He has been in a hospital bed for several weeks in extraordinary pain. To give you a sense of who he is, about ten years ago he


Do I Need to Know Where I am In my Spiritual Growth? – Video

Do I Need to Know Where I am In my Spiritual Growth? – Spiritual Reflections | Some people criticize those seeking to understand where they are in their spiritual growth (purgative, illuminative, unitive, etc.), is this appropriate? Should we know where we are spiritually? Is it ok to pursue this kind of knowledge?

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