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

Our Lady of Mount Carmel

What does our Blessed Mother clothe us with? Find out when Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen reflects on Our Lady of Mount Carmel on this her feast, an excerpt from his classic Carmelite meditation book “Divine Intimacy”.

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Divine Omnipotence

Why do we need God’s omnipotence? Fr Gabriel of St Mary Magdalen reflects in an excerpt from his classic Carmelite meditation book “Divine Intimacy”.

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Sin and Confession

Dan Burke and Melissa Elson answer questions from listeners about sin and confession, attachment to sin, mortal and venial sin, and much more!

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Divine Simplicity

How is it that God is simple? Find out when Fr. Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen reflects on the divine simplicity, in this excerpt from Father’s classic Carmelite meditation book “Divine Intimacy”.

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The Trinity in Our Souls

Dan Burke and Melissa Elson reflect on this week’s “Divine Intimacy” meditation and discuss why God chooses to dwell in our souls.

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The Trinity Within Us

Jesus revealed the Trinity and established ties of friendship for us with the Three Divine persons: Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen reflects in this excerpt from his classic Carmelite meditation book “Divine Intimacy”.

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How to Sustain Deep and Meaningful Prayer

Melissa Elson interviews contemplative prayer expert Connie Rossini on Fr. Jacques Philippe’s book “Time for God” regarding ways we can enter into, and sustain, a deep and meaningful prayer life.

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