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Roman Catholic Spiritual Direction was formed in 2009 to disseminate faithful Catholic spirituality and to encourage and help anyone who has questions about our faith by answering those questions. We continue to add new bloggers, formed a book club, hold webinars, and formed the Avila Institute to fulfill this mission. And, we continue to develop new ways to help illumine the path to Heaven that God has prepared for you. It is... Read More

The Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation

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If you were not able to join us for the webinar introducing the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation, please watch the video below. About Marta GoodwinMail | More Posts (31)  Read More →

Meditation: Mastering the Fundamentals – A Webinar with Fr. John Bartunek

February 29, 2012 by  
Filed under Classes, Dan Burke, Fr. Bartunek

Dear Friends – I am pleased to announce that Fr. John Bartunek, author of The Better Part, will provide us with insights into the fundamentals of Christian meditation. In this Webinar he will cover the basic concepts that keep us focused in mental prayer. This webinar is scheduled for Saturday March 10th from 10:30am Central Time to 11:30am Central Time. Some of the questions he will answer will be: What are the essential... Read More

Winning the Battle of Prayer Seminar for Women – Santa Clara, California

February 16, 2012 by  
Filed under Classes, Dan Burke, Events

Dear Friends, You need a retreat! I am excited to let you know about a rare opportunity to engage with Father John in person on the topic of prayer. Father John will be at the Our Lady of Santa Clara Retreat Center in Santa Clara, California from Friday, May 4th to Sunday, May 6th, 2012. The women’s weekend prayer seminar starts at 5:00PM on Friday and ends after lunch on Sunday. The retreat center is located about 45 minutes... Read More

Feeding the Spiritually Hungry Around the World – Webinar Update

February 11, 2012 by  
Filed under Classes, Dan Burke

Dear Friends, For those who have been with us for a while, you know that we have readers from more than 190 countries around the world. Here’s a recent snapshot of our visitors – all the little red dots… It has been our great privilege and honor to serve all of you and in a special way through our recent webinars on the topic of Navigating the Interior Life. Today we had webinar attendees from all over the U.S.... Read More

Prayer and the Interior Life Webinar – Announcement, Registration, and FAQ

December 6, 2011 by  
Filed under Classes, Dan Burke

Dear Friends, Happy Advent to you all! The class is finally ready! Below you will find a link to register for our inaugural Prayer and the Interior Life class. We have scheduled two Saturday sessions at 10:00 AM Central starting on January 7th and will schedule more once we evaluate the best approach after the first two sessions. We will have enough room for 100 participants and more than 200 have expressed interest so sign up... Read More

Online Prayer Class Update

November 2, 2011 by  
Filed under Classes, Dan Burke

Online Prayer Class Update

Dear Friends, As you can see by the thermometer below, you provided the necessary funds to purchase the webinar software! For all those who were able to give, thank you for your generosity! For those who regularly pray for us or send people to this web site, many thanks to you as well! Over the next few weeks we anticipate receiving the software and getting the computer setup and ready. We also have a short survey prepared for... Read More

Our Progress Toward the Online Prayer Study

October 8, 2011 by  
Filed under Classes, Dan Burke, General

Our Progress Toward the Online Prayer Study

Dear Friends: Many of you have written in to ask about our effort to raise funds to cover the software for our online prayer study. To keep you up to date, there is now an “Our Progress” thermometer to the right. Thanks to all of you who have helped out to get us closer to the goal. If you have not donated yet and would like to help get this effort off the ground, just click here! We are working to raise $1,000 to cover... Read More