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DIR RESOURCES EDITION — FEATURE PLACEHOLDER

November 20, 2018 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, FEATURED

DIR RESOURCES EDITION — FEATURE PLACEHOLDER

About Dan BurkeDan 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... Read More

Strong and Active Love

Strong and Active Love   Presence of God – Lord, grant that my love for You may not be content with words, but prove itself in generous deeds. MEDITATION “Love is never idle” (Teresa of Jesus Interior Castle V, 4). When the true love of God enters the soul it gradually begets in it an interior dynamism so strong and forceful that it spurs it on to seek ever new ways of pleasing the Beloved, and makes it diligent in... Read More

The Development of Love

The Development of Love   Presence of God – My God, from all eternity You have gone before me with Your infinite love; increase my love for You. MEDITATION “What shall prevent God from doing that which He will in the soul that is resigned, annihilated, and detached?” (John of the Cross Ascent of Mt. Carmel II, 4,2). This statement of St. John of the Cross makes you understand that God has an immense desire to work in... Read More

Saints suffering scrupulosity, best Catholic resources, and Gods presence during frustration.

Join Dan and Stephanie Burke as they answer your questions about the spiritual life. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: Is God there when we are frustrated with life? How do I find the best resources? Is it bad to feel nothing when I meditate? How did the saints pray against the enemy? Saints suffering scrupulosity? Resources: Spiritualdirection.com – website EWTN Global Catholic Radio Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation EWTN... Read More

I Love the Catholic Church

November 8, 2018 by  
Filed under Avila Foundation, Dan Burke, Donate, FEATURED, High Calling

I Love the Catholic Church

Two of the most troubling moments of my life as a Catholic occurred this year. The first was when I was editing an editorial of the National Catholic Register on the topic of seminarian abuse in South America. The second was when I was addressing a small group of faithful Catholics on the abuse crisis, and I broke down and wept uncontrollably. Both were a surprise, the latter required about twenty minutes to pass before I could... Read More

Catholic Traditions and Treasures

November 6, 2018 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, DI Radio, FEATURED, Show Notes, Spiritual Direction

Join Dan and Stephanie Burke as interview Dr. Helen Hoffner, the author of “Catholic Traditions and Treasures.” Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: What is Tradition? Bathtub Madonna Holy Cards Chalking Homes Resources: Spiritualdirection.com – website Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation Sophia Institute Press Catholic Traditions and Treasures by Dr. Helen Hoffner Little Oratory by David Clayton, Leila... Read More

Union with God

Union with God   Presence of God – My God, Thou hast created me for Thyself; grant that I may return to Thee and unite myself to Thee by love. MEDITATION The whole life of man is a return journey to God: he came from God and must go back to Him. The more complete this return, the more intimate his union with God will become and the better will he have attained the end for which he was created: he will be perfect and eternally... Read More

Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed – All Souls’ Day

Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed All Souls' Day November 2nd Presence of God – Grant, O Lord, eternal rest to the souls of the departed; and may the thought of death spur me on to greater generosity. MEDITATION “Holy Church, our good Mother, after having exalted with fitting praise all her children who now rejoice in heaven, strives also to help all those who still suffer in purgatory, and to this end intercedes... Read More

Desolation, Suffering, Lectio Divina, and Apostoli Viae

Join Dan and Stephanie Burke as they answer your questions about spiritual desolation, suffering, the prayer of quiet, consistency in prayer, Lectio Divina and more. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: How can we avoid getting discouraged during a period of desolation? How does one suffer well? How can we offer up our suffering? When exactly does the Holy Spirit initiate the “prayer of quiet” during our prayer time? Should... Read More

Solemnity of All Saints

Solemnity of All Saints November First Presence of God – Through the intercession of Your saints, O Lord, may I tread the way of holiness courageously. MEDITATION Holy Mother Church, always solicitous and anxious for our salvation, exults today with exceeding joy as she contemplates the glory of her children who, having reached their heavenly fatherland, are safe for all eternity, forever delivered from the snares of the... Read More

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