All posts by Damian Torres-Botello, SJ

Damian was a theatre artist (prior to becoming a Jesuit) in his hometown of Kansas City (the Missouri side) and Chicago — mostly playwriting, but dabbling in acting and directing as well. He is an avid belter of showtunes, performer of personal concerts in the car, writer, prayer partner, frequent movie goer, advocate of social justice, and spiritual director. He currently plays the role of deacon and serves at two parishes in Boston: St. Katherine Drexel and the Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola. He will be ordained a priest in June 2023.

Joined in 2015   /   55 posts   /   dbotellosj@thejesuitpost.org

Talk 3: A Loved Sinner – History of Sin | 2023 Lenten Retreat: Who do you say that I am?

In the 3rd talk of our Lenten Retreat, we continue to contemplate our identity and how much God loves us. To come to a profound awareness of this love, Ignatius desires us to put sin in its proper perspective: sin as systemic and all around us. We may not like to think about sin, but Damian reflects on what it reveals about God and ourselves. We are sinners, and we are sinners loved by God.

Talk 2: God has Given Us Gifts! | 2023 Lenten Retreat: Who do you say that I am?

In the 2nd talk of our Lenten Retreat, Damian focuses on the Principle and Foundation from the Spiritual Exercises. It is here that Ignatius tells us our goal in life and this goal helps us to understand our identity. Damian breaks open this Principle and Foundation and offers a suggestion on how we can better identify ourselves with God.