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Help us Say “Thank You” to our Faithful Priests and Religious!

February 2, 2013 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Events

Dear Friends,

This coming April, I will have the great privilege to speak to a group of my heroes at the Institute on Religious Life conference. Here’s a statement about the purpose of the institute:


“Since 1974, the IRL has been a collaborative effort of Catholic bishops, priests, religious and laity to foster and strengthen vocations to the consecrated life.”

It is really a dream to have the opportunity to serve our priests and religious. They have given their lives to us – to the Church – to Christ. We will never know the impact of faithful religious and priests in our world until we meet them face to face before the Lord. I am personally convicted that heaven would be far less populated without them and that our world would be in total chaos without their prayers and sacrificial service.Faithful Priests and Religious!

Would you join us in saying “thank you” to them in a special way? Would you join with us in helping those exploring religious life to discern the Lord’s call?

One of the delights of my recent work with the Nashville Dominicans came through a generous donor who ensured that all who attended the talks were able to receive a copy of Navigating the Interior Life at no cost to them.

Faithful Priests and Religious!Would you help us do the same for the faithful members of the Institute on Religious Life?

The average conference attendance is made up of about 250 priests and religious. In another session about 300 discerning youth will participate as well. I believe the Holy Spirit is asking us to provide a copy of Navigating the Interior Life to each of the 550 participants!

Do you agree? If you do, please consider a generous donation to this cause. We only need $5,500 to cover the cost of providing books for priests and religious and the youth. You might not be aware that providing spiritual resources for those who have taken a vow of poverty and for the faithful poor has become an important part of our apostolic work. In fact, by the end of February we will have sent out materials to over 100 religious orders around the globe.

Will you join us in providing this gift to these faithful servants of the Church? Please CLICK HERE to make a donation to this worthy cause today.

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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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  • judeen

     our religous….. we pray for you ,, challenge you to remind you.. it is not a job.. as a nun told me.. you are the bride of Jesus christ and you work is to love , we need your love, your faith and true devotion to God…  when I go through south dakota. by the southern part.. I always see a nun on her knees praying in the clouds ,with other indian faces … your prayers go on for ever…do you realize their importance? you are mothers to those who do not have any.. you are friends to those who are lonely.. but most of all you are example of Gods love and help. when people see your outfits of Holyness.. people run to you for help.. for prayers. for faith….. do you realize when you wear your nun habits , people stop cussing, act better, kinder , become polite. even if they do not have faith… for you are pure , you are Gods . !!! also obendeince. to the church brings you this respect. orders who do not obey or seek eastern religous ways, do not get that respect….! I challenge our releigous , to become Holy . and teach us.. to become holy.we long to be closer to God, to follow God.busy in every day life we seek you out to teach us, remind us what life is all about.. to keep us to a deeper way of living life with God all around us.. challenge us.. expect us to be better ,  we NEED you and all your prayers.. we are praying for you. and we need you to be HOly

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