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Join Dan for His Avila Advocate Call

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Join Dan for His Avila Advocate Call   Whether you support us, the Avila Foundation, by praying, volunteering, donating financially or sharing our work with others, thank you for being a partner in the work of the Avila Foundation. Your support for SpiritualDirection.com, the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation, and Divine Intimacy Radio move our ministry forward. We are grateful for all... Read More

Why Study Spiritual Theology?

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The Avila Institute, in addition to the School of Spiritual Formation, offers a Graduate Program in Spiritual Theology. This Spring we are offering three courses for new students: Bible and the Revelation of Prayer, Wisdom of the Saints from Athanasius to Bernard, and Mystery of Mary and Her Role in the Spiritual Life. The Spring Quarter begins February 22nd, and you can apply here.   7 Reasons... Read More

St. Francis of Assisi: A Man of the Gospel

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Looking for a Christmas present for a loved one who is always wanting to learn more about their Catholic faith? Consider giving them the priceless gift of enrollment in a course at the Avila Institute School of Spiritual Formation. It could be the most impactful gift you’ve ever given!   St. Francis of Assisi: A Man of the Gospel   This winter, the Avila Institute will offer a course on... Read More

Avila Institute School of Spiritual Formation – Winter Session

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School of Spiritual Formation Winter Session Many people are not aware that the Avila Foundation, parent organization of spiritualdirection.com, is also home to Divine Intimacy Radio and the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation. Since 2013, the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation has been instructing the faithful across the world in spiritual theology. The great thing about the School of... Read More

Graduate Program in Spiritual Theology

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Graduate Program in Spiritual Theology Are you looking for an opportunity to dive into the mystical tradition of the Church at the graduate level? Do you want to equip yourself to better understand the spiritual life in order to teach it to others? If so, the Avila Institute Graduate Program in Spiritual Theology could be right for you! Avila Institute Graduate Program   The online Graduate... Read More

The Life and Ministry of the French Carmelite Mystic Elizabeth of the Trinity

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The Life and Ministry of the French Carmelite Mystic Elizabeth of the Trinity   Father Mitch Pacwa interviews our own Dr. Anthony Lilles on the life and ministry of the French Carmelite Mystic who will be canonized tomorrow, Sunday October 16, 2016: Elizabeth of the Trinity (1880-1906). Her canonization will be aired live on EWTN at 4:15 a.m. Eastern time. Dr. Lilles first came across her writings... Read More

As Darkness Descends

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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

Dan Burke At Home with Jim and Joy Pinto

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Dan Burke At Home with Jim and Joy Pinto   Today, we bring you a video treat from EWTN and Jim and Joy Pinto’s program “At Home with Jim and Joy”. In this episode, Jim and Joy interview Dan Burke, the Executive Director of the National Catholic Register, and founder of this site, and get him to briefly open up about his journey into the Catholic faith and talk about how the mystical... Read More

My Family is Struggling and I Need Help…

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“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

Out of the Darkness: Spiritual Warfare and Discernment of Spirits

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Sometimes we are in darkness and believe that the distressing feelings and thoughts originate from within our own souls when, in fact, they were inspired by the enemy and we merely accepted them as our own. Only through learning about and practicing discernment of spirits can we begin to recognize the voice of the enemy of souls and how we can reject that powerful whisper with the greater power of... Read More

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