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

Forming Young Disciples

Melissa Elson interviews Everett Fritz on his book “The Art of Forming Young Disciples” to learn how we can change our youth programs and effectively impact the next generation of Catholics.

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The Heart of Jesus Our Refuge

How do we enter into the Sacred Heart of Jesus, our refuge? Following on last Friday’s Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Fr. Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen reflects in this excerpt from his classic Carmelite meditation book “Divine Intimacy”.

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The Best Conditions for Daily Prayer

Dan Burke and Melissa Elson interview contemplative prayer expert Connie Rossini on Fr. Jacques Philippe’s book “Time for God” and what conditions are best for daily prayer.

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The Purpose of the Offertory of the Mass

What’s the purpose of the Offertory? Dan Burke and Melissa Elson interview liturgy expert Christopher Carstens and discuss uniting our hearts to God’s heart during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

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Let Us Prepare for Union

What is the best preparation for Holy Communion? Find out when Fr. Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen reflects in this meditation on the Eucharist, an excerpt from his Carmelite classic “Divine Intimacy”.

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Solemnity of Corpus Christi

Why did Jesus institute the Eucharist? Fr. Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen reflects in this excerpt from his classic Carmelite meditation book “Divine Intimacy”.

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Mary’s Apostolate

How is Mary the model of both contemplative and apostolic souls? Find out when Fr. Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen reflects in today’s excerpt from his classic Carmelite meditation book “Divine Intimacy”.

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