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The Fulfillment of All Desire – Book Recommendation

May 5, 2009 by  
Filed under Books, Contemplation, Dan Burke, Prayer

The Fulfillment of All Desire:
A Guidebook for the Journey to God Based on the Wisdom of the Saints
By Ralph Martin

the fulfillment of all desireThe Fulfillment of All Desire discusses the spiritual journey that results from serious spiritual progress through what is termed the purgative, illuminative, and unitive ways, ultimately ending with the beatific vision. This journey, unique and different for all, contains broad similarities as we seek the Lord, and is masterfully described by seven “Spiritual Doctors” of the Church: Sts Augustine, Catherine of Siena, Bernard of Clairvaux, Teresa of Avila, Thérèse of Lisieux, John of the Cross, and Francis De Sales. This book is written for both those who are beginning the spiritual journey, as well as for those who have been on the journey for many years. Some of the best Catholic thought on the topic of spiritual growth is contained in this encouraging book.

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Dan is the President of the Avila Foundation, the parent organization of SpiritualDirection.com, the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation, Divine Intimacy Radio and Divine Intimacy Radio - Resources Edition, Into the Deep Parish Programs, the Apostoli Viae (Apostles of the Way) Community, the High Calling Seminary Preparation Program, and the FireLight Student Leadership Formation Program, author of the award-winning book, Navigating the Interior Life - Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God, Finding God Through Meditation-St. Peter of Alcantara, 30 Days with Teresa of Avila, Into the Deep, Living the Mystery of Merciful Love: 30 Days with Thérèse of Lisieux, and his newest book The Contemplative Rosary with St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Avila. In 2018, he launched the annual Avila Summit held at Hanceville, Alabama. Beyond his "contagious" love for Jesus and His Church, he is a grateful husband, father of four, and grandfather of one, the President and Chief Operating Officer of EWTN News, Inc., a regular co-host on Register Radio, a writer, speaker and pilgrimage director who provides online spiritual formation and travels to share his conversion story and the great riches that the Church provides us through authentic Catholic spirituality. Dan has been featured on EWTN's Journey Home program and numerous radio programs.

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