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The Source of our Joy…and a Prayer Request

December 17, 2009 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, General, Joy

Correggio light of ChristThe Source of our Joy … and a Prayer Request!

More than 200 hundred of you responded to our holiday poll regarding joy and sorrow. What is troubling me this morning is that 13 of our readers are feeling only sorrow. So, I thought that maybe you might have a word of encouragement for them. What, for you, is the “source of our joy” in this season? Have you suffered but still found the love of Christ in the midst of your pain? How have you overcome the busy-ness, the materialism, and the remembrance of those who are not here to celebrate with you? Tell us the story of your encounter with Christ and the joy you have found in him this beautiful Advent season.

Only one more request – pray for the 13 and the thousands more that are struggling in darkness and need our prayers to find the light switch. If you are praying for them, let them know that too.

Seek Him – Find Him – Follow Him


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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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