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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. 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.... Read More

My Family is Struggling and I Need Help…

“My son is a college student who is struggling with some very tough issues. As his mother, I realized I was not equipped to help him. I went to Mass weekly, went to confession yearly, and said my prayers, but it had simply become the minimum of what I had to do. After taking the course, Discernment of Spirits, I realized that the minimum would not help my family. I needed spiritual strength... Read More

Getting Started at the Avila Institute as Easy as Ready, Set, Go!

Getting Started at the Avila Institute So you have this ache to better know God and respond to His call on your life but formal education just seems too intimidating? Well, in the hopes of encouraging you past this obstacle, we work hard to make the process very easy! So you’ve decided that studying spiritual theology is for you. (Not sure? See “Why study spiritual theology?”) Now, how do you... Read More

Living the Miraculous in a Time of Magic

November 25, 2015 by  
Filed under Avila Institute, Healing, New Age

Catholic in the New Age: Counsels and Resources to Live the Miraculous in a Time of Magic The Avila Institute’s School of Spiritual Formation is excited to announce a new course, Catholic in the New Age: Counsels and Resources to Live the Miraculous in a Time of Magic, being offered beginning in January, 2016. This course will compare and contrast key aspects of Christianity in comparison with... Read More

Kickstart, Restart, or Deepen Your Prayer Life (Advent 2015)

November 4, 2015 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Prayer, Spiritual Warfare, Webinar

Prayer is a battle — Battles are hard — Some get wounded in battle — Some get discouraged — Some retreat How is your battle going? Is your prayer life in the state you would like it to be? As we approach and then enter into the holy season of Advent, Dan Burke will provide a powerful three part series of Webinars to help you kickstart, restart, or deepen your prayer life. Whether... Read More

Revolutionize your Prayer Life

October 7, 2014 by  
Filed under Avila Institute, Resources

Dear Friends,  Our founder, Dan Burke, has developed a course on prayer and authentic mystical tradition that continues to change lives and draw the hearts of his students more deeply into union with God. Students regularly report that this course has dramatically elevated their understanding and practice of prayer. The Course is called Foundations of Prayer and Union with God. Here is a brief video... Read More

Video Update from Dan Burke Sept 22nd

September 25, 2014 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Videos

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Video Update from Dan Burke Video Update from Dan Dear Friends, Video Update from Dan Burke Dan has provided a 2 minute video update for you: to express his thanks and to keep you up to date on his health and progress on it, his hospitalization, and the initiative to update our technology and invest in hiring so as to serve you better.  He talks about the numbers of subscribers and some of the countries... Read More

What does the Avila Institute have to offer me?

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Dan Burke and Dr. Anthony Lilles founded the Avila Institute in order to serve all who seek to develop a deeper relationship with our Lord. With live, interactive, online courses, the Avila Institute can bring the classroom to you no matter where you are located in the world. Classes are recorded so if, for instance, you are from Malta, Ireland or Australia, you can still participate. Our professors... Read More

Spiritual Life, Spiritual Direction, and God in You – Part 5 of 5

August 14, 2014 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Marta Goodwin, Spiritual Direction, Videos

The long awaited 5th part of “Women of Grace” series Spiritual Life, Spiritual Direction and God in You with Dan Burke and Johnnette Benkovic is now available. In the final part of the series, Dan delves into how a person’s spiritual progress relates to whether you run from your suffering or embrace it, what Spiritual Direction is and the relationship between a Spiritual Director... Read More

Are You Longing for a Deeper Prayer Life?

June 25, 2014 by  
Filed under Contemplation, Marta Goodwin, Prayer, Webinar

The four waters of prayer as taught by St. Teresa of Avila is one of the most beautiful analogies of growth in prayer provided by the saints. In a state of grace, the soul is like a well of limpid water, from which flow only streams of clearest crystal. Its works are pleasing both to God and man, rising from the River of Life, beside which it is rooted like a tree. ~ St. Teresa of Avila On June... Read More

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