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

I am Frustrated with Distractions in Prayer! – Video

I am Frustrated with Distractions in Prayer! How Can I Deal With This? | Spiritual Reflections – This morning I was distracted and struggled with prayer… Here’s how I wrestled with my own weaknesses. In short, having the right expectations can go a long way to helping us to avoid frustration when we struggle with prayer.


Q&A – Desolation and New Podcast

Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: Desolation New Podcast! Resources: Spiritualdirection.com –  website EWTN Global Catholic Radio – EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network, join us all week for our solid Catholic radio line-up programming. Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation – Under the patronage of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, the mission of the Avila Institute is to draw



What do we mean when we speak of a vocation to the Christian life?


Q&A – The Battle of Prayer, Spiritual Communion, and the Illuminative Way

Join Dan and Stephanie Burke as they answer your questions about the spiritual life. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: Should Daily Prayer be a Battle? How do I commune with Christ spiritually? How can I join your newest course? How do I pray when in the Illuminative way? Is generational sin actually real? Resources: Spiritualdirection.com –What are


Awake: Spiritual Warfare – Pushing Back the Darkness

Registration for Avila Summit 2019: Awake is officially open to the public. The Summit will be held this coming July 12-14 at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, AL, and will be your chance to join together as an Avila family and be inspired.

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