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Practical Benefits of Prayer: 30 Days w/ Teresa of Avila: Day 17 reflections

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Practical Benefits of Prayer: 30 Days with Teresa of Avila Day 17 Reflections Join Dan and Melissa as they reflect on letters from St. Teresa from the book 30 Days with Teresa of Avila. Today’s letter reveals some of the Saint’s personal tragedies and how she deals with them. Topics/Questions covered in the show: How suffering allows us to more fully experience joy. What is the relationship... Read More

Revolutionize your Prayer Life

October 7, 2014 by  
Filed under Avila Institute, Resources

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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

Nescivi – A Cry of A Heart in Love with God


“Nescivi!”  This is the Latin for what it seems the Shulamite Bride of the Canticle of Canticles sings in 6:12.  The passage is difficult to translate.  One 16th Century Doctor of the Church, Saint John of the Cross, understood it to be the declaration of a lover captivated with thoughts of her Beloved.  The Latin means “I no longer know (anything)” although some modern... Read More

Catechism – Contemplative Prayer – 2709

April 5, 2012 by  
Filed under Catechism, Contemplation, Dan Burke, Prayer, Prayer


Contemplative Prayer — Catechism Paragraph 2709 What is contemplative prayer? St. Teresa answers: “Contemplative prayer [oración mental] in my opinion is nothing else than a close sharing between friends; it means taking time frequently to be alone with him who we know loves us.” Contemplative prayer seeks him “whom my soul loves.” It is Jesus, and in him, the Father.... Read More

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