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Encounter With Mercy

Encounter With MercyAnnouncing: Encounter With Mercy – A Step-by-Step Guide to the Sacrament of Reconciliation

I am happy to announce the first official publication of Catholic Spiritual Direction!

The forward is written by Cardinal Justin Rigali. This step-by-step guide is compact (back pocket or purse size), simple to read, and perfect for rediscovering or deepening our understanding and practice of one of the greatest gifts we have as Catholics. Read inspiring stories, learn the reasons confession is important, understand the Bible's answers to common objections, and find out how you can promote confession to those around you. Buy one for yourself and several to give away!

To purchase, click HERE and please tell your friends about this important guide!

Here's A Summary of this Fantastic Resource:

  • Forward by Cardinal Justin Rigali
  • Introduction: The Crisis of Love
  • Seeker's Stories
  • 10 Reasons to Go to Confession
  • 10 Things You Can Expect From Confession
  • 7 Things Expected From You in Confession
  • 7 Objections and the Bible's Answers
  • Catholicism 101
  • 7 Ways to Examine Your Conscience
  • 6-Step How-to-Guide to Confession
  • 7 Ways to Promote Confession
  • Resources


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About Dan Burke

Dan is the President of the Avila Foundation, the parent organization of, 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. Beyond his "contagious" love for Jesus and His Church, he is a grateful husband and father of four, the Executive Director of and writer for EWTN's National Catholic Register, 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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