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December 10, 2016 by  
Filed under Avila Foundation, Avila Institute, Dan Burke

Dear Friends,

Blessed Advent to You! I pray that your heart, as it longs for the coming King, will be fulfilled in this beautiful season of worship.

Please allow me to be direct and to the point. We are in desperate need of your help. We are at a $30,000 deficit that we need to make up by the end of the year. If we have been a blessing to you and you support our work and can act now, please click HERE to help us close the gap.

we need youIt has been a remarkable year. If at the beginning of the year you would have told me that we would release three books, speak to nearly two thousand Catholics at events, and launch the Into the Deep Parish Events project on top of everything else we do at the Avila Foundation, I would have said you were crazy. We have accomplished all of this while serving students through the Avila Institute in more than 48 countries and also reaching millions around the world through and Divine Intimacy Radio.

At every turn our goal is to say “yes” to the Lord and at times this means doing so without always having a clear understanding of how our efforts will be funded. We rely on God's will that donations will support the work we do. We rely upon you.


We have avoided emergency appeals in the past as we try to handle the work God has given us within our small budget. Even so, we know that even when everything is well managed, the timing of expenses, income and outreach opportunities don’t always match up as well as we would like. This is where we are with the Avila Foundation as I write to you.

Whether you can give in large amounts or small, please help us continue funding these precious works through a year end gift that will help us to bring Christ into the lives of so many around the world.

Thank you in advance for your generosity. We are grateful that you have joined with us in this important mission of changing lives and bringing renewal to the Church through faithful Catholic theology.

Yours in Christ,



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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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