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Finding God through Meditation – Mental Prayer & Centering Prayer

St Peter of Alcantara on Mental Prayer Finding God through Meditation What is “centering prayer”? What did Sts Peter of Alcántara and Teresa of Avila teach about good prayer? Dan and Melissa reflect on the differences between good prayer and false prayer, as found in St Peter of Alcántara's book Finding God through Meditation. Topics/Questions covered in the show: Are there incorrect... Read More

Time for Good News

December 12, 2014 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Resources

Time for Good News Time for Good News: The news of our time can be so sad, so dark. And yet we know that living the life of Christ overcomes the darkness of this world. Moreover, there are sources to get your news that can enlighten and enliven your life.  As Executive Director of the National Catholic Register, I’d like to bless you with a special opportunity to receive the news through the... Read More

Long to Deepen Your Faith and Relationship with God?

October 9, 2014 by  
Filed under Avila Institute, Dan Burke

Dear Catholic Spiritual Direction Friends, Recently, I was interviewed by Randy Hain, a prolific writer and frequent presenter on a number of topics including faith, family, Catholic men’s issues, fatherhood, faith/work integration, careers, authenticity, leadership and human capital. He is President of Serviam Partners Consulting/Coaching ( and actively serves on... Read More

Dan on EWTN Live with Fr Mitch Pacwa

June 7, 2013 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Videos

Fr Mitch Pacwa and “EWTN Live” host Dan Burke and Jeanette DeMelo Fr Mitch Pacwa and “EWTN Live” host Dan Burke and Jeanette DeMelo Fr Mitch Pacwa, S.J., is President and Founder of Ignatius Productions, a teaching apostolate.  He is a biritual priest, which means he can liturgy in both the Roman Catholic rite and another Catholic rite, which, for him, is the Maronite Catholic... Read More

The Truth about Movies and Les Miserables

January 18, 2013 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Entertainment, Videos

I don't usually go to movies to be entertained; instead, I go to engage with truth, beauty, and goodness. I find that movies often allow the voice of God to break into my soul in a way that no other medium can. Movies to me are like living icons – windows to God and truth. As such, I have little regard or appreciation for the common kind of analysis that movie critics provide (with a few exceptions).... Read More

Jennifer Fulwiler – Navigating the Interior Life

October 16, 2012 by  
Filed under Marta Goodwin, Navigating the Interior Life

Jennifer Fulwiler: Advance Praise for “Navigating the Interior Life – Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God” Jennifer Fulwiler Navigating the Interior Life is the book that the modern Church has been waiting for. Dan Burke combines fascinating spiritual insights with concrete, practical tips that will bring real transformation to your life, starting now. To learn more about Navigating... Read More

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