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As Darkness Descends

As darkness descends in the U.S. and around the world, so the light of God is ascending in the hearts and minds of His people.

The lighthouse at Peggy's Cove in Nova Scotia Canada at dusk as a storm grows; for post "As Darkness Descends"As politicians and political systems fail us, Catholics and seekers alike are looking for more substantive answers regarding how to face this growing storm.

Jesus, in the seventh chapter of St. Matthew’s Gospel, unpacks the answer to surviving and thriving in the storm. He reveals that those who build their houses on the Rock will find it standing in spite of the thunderous assaults of the world, the flesh, and the devil. 

This strength to stand firm in faith and even advance in peace in the midst of the storm comes only through intimacy with God.

This is why the Avila Foundation exists.

We daily serve you, your family, your priest, your deacons, your parish, your country, and the world by lighting the path to union with Christ and providing resources to help you successfully navigate the narrow way to peace and salvation.

The scope of our work impacts 190 countries through – 44 countries through the Avila Institute – and, all told, millions of God’s people.

If I were to ask you how many full-time staff members do you think we have behind the scenes, what would your answer be? Would you be shocked to learn that we only have two full-time staff? How is it that with these two, two part time team members, and a few volunteers, we realize such far-reaching impact?

The answer is simple, God is good, and we are tired. 

We don’t neglect our prayer commitments or our families. I don’t neglect my work with EWTN. But, we do work extraordinary hours because this is not a job to us – it is a mission.

The hearts of God’s people cry out to us every day. They cry for sustenance, for peace, for IntoTheDeepCover600width-252x380perspective to help them weather the storm and turn their hearts to heaven.

We are facing unprecedented needs and have unprecedented opportunities to meet those needs. With my new book, “Into the Deep – Finding Peace through Prayer” a generous benefactor has agreed to finance the distribution of the book to more than 35,000 souls seeking peace and solace in God in this time of turmoil. Because of this opportunity, we have joined them in an act of faith to begin producing a video series and parish program. 


We need two things to continue serving you and advancing the Kingdom of God:

  1. For those who can make a monthly contribution, we need as many of you to join in as is possible so we can increase our ability to serve those who will come to us through this project. If you are willing and able, please click HERE to make a monthly donation. If you are already a monthly donor, click HERE to email us about increasing your donation.
  2. For those who can make a larger contribution, we need your help funding the remaining expenses of this project. Phase One, getting the book published and a committed massive distribution, is covered. Phase Two, creating short videos promoting prayer and resources for growth, is only $15,000 away from completion. Phase Three, our parish program, is in need of $100,000 to complete the effort. If God is calling you to join us in this great work and time of need, please click HERE to donate. If you are interested helping but need more information, I would be happy to speak with you and provide you with a plan document along with any other details you need. Email me at

If you would prefer to mail a check, send it to:

     Avila Foundation

     1062 Grand Oaks Drive

     Bessemer, AL 35022.

The bottom line is that we need you to join with us in providing a light in the darkness, a means for God’s people to build upon the Rock and weather the storm – to keep the Church advancing against the gates of hell. I am counting on you. The need is great. Please be generous.


Yours in Christ,

Dan Burke

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