Holiness from the Secrets of the Saints

Spiritual Warfare Retreat (includes Day Conference)

Feb. 25-27, 2022

Weekend Retreat for Men and Women (includes the One-day Conference)

Feb. 25-27, 2022
Holiness from the Secrets of the Saints
Weekend retreat at Good Counsel Retreat House with Dan Burke of the Avila Institute, spiritualdirection.com

Begins Friday with 7pm Rosary and Mass, concluding Sunday at 10:30am

Talks include “Secrets of the Saints” and “The Paradigm of Ascent” plus Dan Burke will lead an extended evening of prayer and praise with the psalms on Saturday night.

Registration for the weekend retreat with Dan Burke includes a single room with private bathroom, meals and snacks, and your registration and attendance at the Setting the Captives Free Saturday Conference at St. Patrick, Lincoln.

Saturday Feb. 26, 2022
Setting the Captives Free: Saturday Conference On Discernment of Spirits
with Dan Burke Day 9am-4pm at St. Patrick Church, Lincoln

8:00 AM St. Patrick parish Mass
8:30 AM Registration / Breakfast

Talks include “The Battleground and the Mind” “Discernment and Freedom – Rules of Discernment and the Examen Prayer” and “Never Ending Journey – The Necessity of Prayer”
Day includes, lunch, Adoration and Confessions, and Q&A with Dan Burke on the spiritual life.

Livestream and recordings available for the day conference but not the weekend retreat.

Dan Burke is founder and president of the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation (www.avila-institute.org) and has written more than 15 books on authentic Catholic spirituality. In his ministry, Burke stresses the importance of every Catholic engaging in daily mental prayer.

Quoting St. Teresa of Avila, he describes mental prayer as “two friends meeting and conversing,” with the most common approach Lectio Divina, “a conversation based on the reading of the Gospels in order to get to know the person and work of Jesus.” His 2017 book, Into the Deep: Finding Peace through Prayer, details the method.

Perseverance in mental prayer is crucial, he continued, “as it keeps us nearer to Christ, on the narrow way following him. We will come to know Him, and He will reveal to us things in our lives that need to change so that we become better disciples.”

Despite our difficult times, a follower of Christ should have “peace and joy,” and if not, “there is some healing that needs to occur through deeper immersion in the sacraments and the Catholic mystical tradition.”

Dan Burke invites all who desire to be “deeply grounded” in their relationship with God. He explained, “Many ‘devout’ Catholics don’t practice mental prayer and fail to see the spiritual life as one of constant growth and learning. In contrast, those who have a healthy view of what it means to be in relationship to God are constantly growing. They devote themselves to daily mental prayer – getting to know Jesus in Scripture.”

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