Having a drink can help you unwind, but what if it becomes a crutch? Damian Torres-Botello, SJ, shares how his social drinking has evolved into a burden.
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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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For My Father, With Love
Parents change. As Damian Torres-Botello, SJ, considers that change, he realizes that he has discovered the prayer of his father.
How to Be All of Me
Damian Torres-Botello, SJ recently spoke to LGBTQIA+ students from Jesuit universities. He learned that sometimes, it takes a community to begin asking questions and seeking answers.
Damian Torres-Botello, SJ recalls a beer, a cigarette, and the gift of rediscovering Treasure.
Like Mother, Like Son: On Food and Lent
Each year, some people give up things for Lent. Damian Torres-Botello, SJ, offers his take on food, mothers, and his Lenten sacrifice.
Sitting with a Stranger: On Injury and Empathy
We all have pain and we all have strife. Damian Torres-Botello, SJ, shares how encountering pain and strife in his life has turned into a gift.
A Christmas Family
Christmas can be a time for family, but sometimes those families aren’t always traditional. Damian Torres-Botello, SJ explores how his Christmas family has grown.
A Change Gonna Come
In response to the recent election, Damian Torres-Botello, SJ, realizes change is painful but necessary.
The Present Pain of My Past
How much does our past inform our present? Damian Torres-Botello, SJ illustrates how this question has become a massive hurdle in his own life.