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

The Initiatives of the Holy Spirit

Why do we need the Holy Spirit for our sanctification? Fr. Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen explains in this excerpt from his classic Carmelite meditation book “Divine Intimacy”.

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The Sign of the Cross

Dan Burke and Melissa Elson interview Christopher Carstens about liturgical participation, and the meaning and significance of making the sign of the cross.

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Mary and Fraternal Charity

How does love of God affect our love of neighbor? Find out from Fr. Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen in this reflection, an excerpt from his classic Carmelite meditation book “Divine Intimacy”.

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Devotional Journey Into the Mass

Dan Burke and guest host, Stephanie Burke, interview Christopher Carstens about his book “A Devotional Journey into the Mass” to help us discover the meaning and beauty of the liturgy.

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The Marian Life

How can the Marian life penetrate our Christian life? During this “Month of Mary”, Fr. Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen reflects in this excerpt from his classic Carmelite meditation book “Divine Intimacy”.

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Participating in Holy Mass

How can we imitate the Blessed Virgin Mary at Mass? Fr. Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen explains in an excerpt from his classic Carmelite meditation book “Divine Intimacy”.

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Participation in the Mass

Dan Burke and Melissa Elson interview John Johnson, Associate Director of the Avila Institute, on the importance of our participation in the Mass and how it affects us and all of those around us.

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