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Dan Burke


Dan Burke is the founder of the Catholic Spiritual Direction apostolate ( and co-founder and president of the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation ( He has a passion to know Christ and to help others to come to more fully know the depths and riches of His love and grace. Dan provides perspective on spiritual direction and related topics and manages all aspects of the effort and the site. Dan’s perspective on prayer and spiritual direction is primarily informed by the Carmelite tradition and the spiritual doctors of the Church.

Dan is an award-winning author and speaker, a regular voice on Register Radio, and the Executive Director of the National Catholic Register. Dan has appeared on EWTN‘s Journey Home program, blogs on the spiritual life at Dan’s journey began in Judaism, matured into a living relationship with Christ as a Protestant, and after fifteen years of exploration, has found his home in the Catholic Church.

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