Our mission is dedicated to priestly formation, dissemination of authentic and timeless Catholic spirituality, and the renewal of prayer and spiritual patrimony of the Church as the only true answer to the crises in the Church and the world. 


Our Ministries

Your go-to for a daily dose of authentic Catholic wisdom, from podcasts and radio programs to articles and reflections designed with your spiritual growth in mind.  Search for resources on spiritual direction, discernment, prayer, and so much more. When you sign up on SpiritualDirection’s email list, we’ll be sure to keep you up to date on all of our latest events and offerings.  


Under the patronage of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, the mission of the Avila Institute is to draw Christians worldwide into deeper union with Christ through mystagogically oriented spiritual education and formation.

Join the hundreds of students in our Graduate and Spiritual Formation Programs with exciting new classes announced throughout the year.

Sponsored by dioceses across the country who have responded to Pope Francis’ call for young men to receive an introductory propaedeutic year of formation prior to entering the seminary, Avila Institute’s High Calling Program offers integral formation in philosophy, theology, and discernment.



Explore topics related to the interior life and Catholic teaching, including prayer, spiritual direction, meditation, contemplation, and  growth in personal holiness with hosts Dan and Stephanie Burke.





Re-establishing authentic Catholic culture by building a community of virtuous men and women. Lives transformed - Church restored.

Go deeper in a large group by scheduling or attending a live event with Dan Burke. These life-changing events include topics on Dan's book "Into the Deep", "Spiritual Warfare and Discernment of Spirits", "Setting the Captives Free", evening of reflections, and more! 

The Spiritual Direction Series is a collaboration between Sophia Institute Press and SpiritualDirection.com. All of the books listed in this series have been edited by or personally recommended by Dan Burke.

The Avila Foundation’s annual Summit has quickly become a much-anticipated event, gathering hundreds of followers for a weekend of dynamic speakers, powerful prayer, and Catholic fellowship.