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The Fulfillment of All Desire – Book Recommendation

May 5, 2009 by  
Filed under Books, Contemplation, Dan Burke, Prayer


The Fulfillment of All Desire: A Guidebook for the Journey to God Based on the Wisdom of the Saints

By Ralph Martin

“The Fulfillment of All Desire” discusses the spiritual journey that results from serious spiritual progress through what is termed the Purgative, Illuminative, and Unitive Ways, ultimately ending with the Beatific Vision. This journey, unique and different for all, contains broad similarities as we seek the Lord, and is masterfully described by seven “Spiritual Doctors” of the Church: Sts Augustine, Catherine of Siena, Bernard of Clairvaux, Teresa of Avila, Therese of Lisiuex, John of the Cross, and, Francis De Sales. This book is written for both those who are beginning the spiritual journey, as well as for those who have been on the journey for many years.  Some of the best Catholic thought on the topic of spiritual growth is contained in this encouraging book.

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About Dan Burke

Dan is the President of the Avila Foundation, the parent organization of, 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, 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. Beyond his "contagious" love for Jesus and His Church, he is a grateful husband and father of four, the Executive Director of and writer for EWTN's National Catholic Register, a regular co-host on Register Radio, a writer and speaker 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.

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