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Avila Institute Fall Courses    Contemplative Prayer and the Angelic Doctor (SSF 250)   Too often, our modern minds consider St. Thomas Aquinas to be something of a rigid and sterile academic. Nothing could be further from the truth. His piercing intellectual receptivity, his child-like purity, and his poetic intuition are just a few reasons the Church lifts him up as Her Common and Angelic... Read More

Divine Intimacy Radio – Questions and Answers with Dan Burke

Join Dan and Stephanie Burke as they answer your questions about the dark night of the soul, lectio divina, concentration during prayer and the differences between the purgative and illuminative stages of prayer. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: Must we all experience the dark night of the soul at some point in our interior lives? What should we do during the “contemplatio” step... Read More

The Catholic Church Saved My Marriage Pt. 2 – Latest Podcast

The Catholic Church Saved My Marriage Pt. 2 What brought a loving Protestant couple's marriage to ruins and how did the Catholic Church heal this divide? Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson in part two of their interview with Dr. David Anders about his book, The Catholic Church Saved My Marriage. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: What converted David from a staunch Protestant background to find... Read More

The Life and Ministry of the French Carmelite Mystic Elizabeth of the Trinity

The Life and Ministry of the French Carmelite Mystic Elizabeth of the Trinity   Father Mitch Pacwa interviews our own Dr. Anthony Lilles on the life and ministry of the French Carmelite Mystic who will be canonized tomorrow, Sunday October 16, 2016: Elizabeth of the Trinity (1880-1906). Her canonization will be aired live on EWTN at 4:15 a.m. Eastern time. Dr. Lilles first came across her writings... Read More

Dan Burke At Home with Jim and Joy Pinto

Dan Burke At Home with Jim and Joy Pinto   Today, we bring you a video treat from EWTN and Jim and Joy Pinto's program “At Home with Jim and Joy”. In this episode, Jim and Joy interview Dan Burke, the Executive Director of the National Catholic Register, and founder of this site, and get him to briefly open up about his journey into the Catholic faith and talk about how the mystical... Read More

Spiritual Mentorship: Called to be Spiritual Director?

November 13, 2014 by  
Filed under Spiritual Direction, Training Programs

Are you called to help others grow in their spiritual life but don't feel like you have the necessary formation? Over the past several years I have had the distinct pleasure of observing the spiritual mentorship training provided by the Apostles of the Interior Life and the School of Faith under the leadership of Archbishop Naumann in Kansas City, Kansas. Frankly, although I have been a supporter... Read More

Spiritual Warfare – Book Picks

I thought it would be fitting to turn our hearts to something holy and good – spiritual warfare. So, here are the book picks for that: Regarding my first recommendation, Interview with an Exorcist, if you have been a regular reader of this site you have seen many excerpts from this book. Interview with an Exorcist is the most comprehensive and sound treatment of demonology that I have ever... Read More

Spiritual Life, Spiritual Direction, and God in You – Part 5 of 5

August 14, 2014 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Marta Goodwin, Spiritual Direction, Videos

The long awaited 5th part of “Women of Grace” series Spiritual Life, Spiritual Direction and God in You with Dan Burke and Johnnette Benkovic is now available. In the final part of the series, Dan delves into how a person's spiritual progress relates to whether you run from your suffering or embrace it, what Spiritual Direction is and the relationship between a Spiritual Director and... Read More

Carmelite or Ignatian Prayer: Which is Best for Me?

Dear Dan, I have been studying prayer, primarily the Ignatian method and the Carmelite method. What would you consider the differences between these two methods?   Also, how can I determine which is best for me?   Dear friend, this is a great question. First, it would be helpful to ensure we understand what we are talking about when we use the terms “prayer” and “method.” The prayer we... Read More

I Can’t Find a Spiritual Director Loyal to the Magisterium

Spiritual Directors

I Can't Find a Spiritual Director Loyal to the Magiesterium Dear Fr. John, I have read Dan’s book, Navigating the Interior Life, and have diligently followed all of his suggestions for how to find a spiritual director. Frankly, I am frustrated to tears writing this to you. I have not found a director who actually believes the teachings of the Church. In fact, I have met with several priests and laypeople.... Read More

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