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Helping Others To Heaven

October 19, 2013 by  
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Helping Others to Heaven


The holy priest Fr. Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen once wrote that “There are two great attractions in a soul which has given itself seriously to God: the attraction to solitary silent prayer … and the attraction to active generous sacrifice for the salvation of souls.”

Does your soul yearn to help others know the great love you know? Do you read the posts here on this site, or the content of spiritual books, and burn with a desire to somehow share this with others? I suspect this is true of most of you.

By God’s merciful provision our content, and thus our ability to serve you well, is ever expanding. Our Lord has brought many faithful voices to us – those who burn with that same desire to see others turn their hearts to God. It might not surprise you to know that, in most cases, these writers volunteer their time, without pay, to help you and thousands of others to heaven!

I suspect that knowing this, your love and appreciation for them has increased. The good news is that there is an incredibly simple and no-cost way for you to bless these writers in return and to help those you love to heaven! As illustrated below, we have added a new feature to the site that makes it easier for you to share the love with your family and friends. Each of these buttons enables you to share any post to your favorite social networking friends. All we ask is for at least one click a day!

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Whether it is a “click” to share a post, a donation, or a prayer, we love and appreciate you.

Yours in Christ,



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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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