Approaching God with our sins can be difficult, but going with Mary and Jesus can help. In this week’s retreat talk, we’ll explore Ignatius’s Triple Colloquy prayer method, which involves conversing with Mary, Jesus, and God. This method reminds us that we are never alone.
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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.
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Talk 4: A Loved Sinner – My Own Sins | 2023 Lenten Retreat: Who do you say that I am?
In the 4th Talk of our Lenten Retreat, Damian reflects on personal sin. After looking at the context of sin in history, we must confront our own sins. In doing so we discover that even when we falter, God loves us loves deeply and unflinchingly anyway.
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.
A Deacon’s Diary: A Deacon Going Home
Where is home? What does home mean? Damian reflects on the significance of home as he transitions from one kind of life to another.
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.
Talk 1: God Sees Potential in Everything | 2023 Lenten Retreat: Who do you say that I am?
In this first talk of our 2023 Lenten Retreat, Damian introduces the theme of the retreat: Who Do You Say That I Am? The entire retreat is about seeing more clearly who God is and who we are in God’s eyes. Damian reflects on how God created us in God’s image and so knows us immediately before even forming us.
Who do you say that I am? | An Online Lenten Retreat
Join us and Deacon Damian Torres-Botello, SJ, for our 2023 Lenten Retreat: “Who do you say that I am?” The first talk of the retreat will be released on Friday, February 24 and then a new talk will be released every Friday during Lent.
A Deacon’s Diary: A Deacon and His Dad
In the third installment of A Deacon’s Diary, Damian reflects on how his father has loved him into existence.
A Deacon’s Diary: I’m a Deacon Now…The Latest Stop on an Unpredictable Journey
In his second installment of this season’s Deacon’s Diary, Damian reflects on how the journey of life has beginnings and endings.