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Meet Dr. Joseph Hollcraft, Professor at Avila Institute

Today, we’d like to introduce you to one of the many incredible people who help to make the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation such a special institution.

Dr. Joseph Hollcraft and his wife

Dr. Joseph Hollcraft and his wife

Dr. Joseph Hollcraft is no stranger to teaching. Over the past thirteen years, he has taught at the Middle School and High School levels, in addition to the University level. He is currently teaching the Transformation in Christ course in our School of Spiritual Formation.

Founder of Seeds of Truth Ministries, he hosts the Seeds of Truth Radio program. Seeds of Truth airs daily to the northern part of California and can be found as a podcast on iTunes, where it reaches thousands of listeners in over 40 countries.

Dr. Hollcraft will be published his first book with Emmaus Road Publishing in 2015. In this work, he reflects upon the principles of spiritual and pastoral theology and their impact upon the New Evangelization. He has also been published with publications such as The Catechetical Review and the Homiletic and Pastoral Review.

Dr. Hollcraft's children

Dr. Hollcraft's children

Professor Hollcraft earned his B.A. and M.A. from Franciscan University of Steubenville, and received his Ph.D. from Graduate Theological Foundation with studies being completed at Oxford University.

Most importantly, however, Dr. Hollcraft is a devoted husband and father. He lives in Chico, California with his beautiful wife and their four children.



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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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