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National Mass of Thanksgiving Celebrating Elizabeth of the Trinity’s Canonization

September 26, 2016 by  
Filed under Announcement, Canonizations, Dan Burke, Events


Calling All Carmelites!  National Mass of Thanksgiving in Celebration of the Canonization of Elizabeth of the Trinity presided over by Archbishop Gomez I am overjoyed to announce that the Avila Foundation along with the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the Carmelites of the Sacred Heart of Los Angeles will host a special Mass of Thanksgiving in celebration of the life and canonization of Elizabeth of the Trinity will take place... Read More

Willing Your Way to Mercy

May 4, 2016 by  
Filed under Events, Fr. John Hilton, Mercy

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Willing Your Way to Mercy “For judgment is merciless to one who has not shown mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.” – James 2:13 By now, Catholics around the world are becoming more and more familiar with Pope Francis’ approach to winning the world to the Faith – through ordinary yet extravagant acts of mercy. In fact, our Holy Father has declared this to be the ‘Year of Mercy’ for the universal Church. But why?... Read More

Should I Stop My Public Speaking?

April 28, 2016 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Events

Dan Burke with Tese Fleming and Jeanette Barbacane

Should I Stop my Public Speaking?   During my recent convalescence, I prayed about the toll that frequent travel was taking on my body and seriously considered discontinuing public speaking. A few things motivated me in another direction. First, we receive speaking requests weekly. This could be interpreted as an invitation from God to continue to make this happen. Second, we recognize that this kind of travel and speaking... Read More

Love is Moving

December 5, 2015 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Events, Videos

Audrey Assad

Dear Friends, The following is a post from one of my favorite Catholic musicians, Audrey Assad. If you are not familiar with her, you are missing something. Before you read what she has to say, I thought you might be moved by this video, Love is Moving. One Thing by Audrey Assad One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the... Read More

Living for One Thing

November 7, 2015 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Events, Lectures/Talks

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Dear Friends – here’s a fascinating testimony from a friend that is worth reading. Her name is Iwona.   Living for One Thing – Iwona Bednarz-Major I love to watch people. As I watch, I wonder: what drives that person? What kind of struggles and hopes does he know? If she could have one wish, what would it be? I grew up in Poland during Communism. My life unfolded like that of many other cultural Catholics,... Read More

The Church Where Jesus Was Crucified

October 13, 2013 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Events, Pilgrimage

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More than a decade ago I received a gift that left an indelible mark on by soul, a trip to the Holy Land. One of the most memorable of my encounters was at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which is built on the mount where our blessed Lord was crucified. As I entered into the huge and holy structure on a weekday afternoon the Church was abuzz with tourists. They scurried all around the place like mice looking for food. Some, true... Read More

Mundelein & the Institute for Religious Life Report

April 12, 2013 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Events

Mundelein Seminary

Institute for Religious Life Dear CSD Family, My time with the religious and lay faithful at the Institute for Religious Life at Mundelein Seminary this past week was an absolute joy. I was moved to be able to bless the attendees with more than 500 copies of Navigating the Interior Life and to deliver about 200 books to Fr. Robert Barron for his seminarians – all on your behalf. I can’t thank you enough for allowing me... Read More

Help us Say “Thank You” to our Faithful Priests and Religious!

February 2, 2013 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Events

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Dear Friends, This coming April, I will have the great privilege to speak to a group of my heroes at the Institute on Religious Life conference. Here’s a statement about the purpose of the institute: “Since 1974, the IRL has been a collaborative effort of Catholic bishops, priests, religious and laity to foster and strengthen vocations to the consecrated life.” It is really a dream to have the opportunity to serve our priests... Read More

Finding God in Nashville

January 24, 2013 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Events, General

Nashville Dominican sisters

Countless souls have been blessed and encouraged to heaven by the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia (also known as the “Nashville Dominicans”). Several weeks ago, I had the profound honor of briefly joining them in their mission by providing a number of talks and question and answer sessions on the spiritual life for the parents of Overbrook, their elementary school. My first talk – to the women – was on the... Read More

Elizabeth Ann Seton Pray for Newtown Connecticut

December 14, 2012 by  
Filed under Anonymous, Events, Saints and Blesseds

Elizabeth Ann Seton Statue Featured

Elizabeth Ann Seton Patron saint of children tragically lost, pray for Newtown Connecticut and for us! Elizabeth Ann Seton Elizabeth Ann Seton was the foundress and first superior of the Sisters of Charity in the United States and founded the first parochial school in the US.  She was born Elizabeth Ann Bayley in New York City, on August 28th, 1774, two years before the signing of the Declaration of Independence, of prominent... Read More

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