Sometimes it seems how we look can dictate who we are. Damian Torres-Botello, SJ reflects on the defining power of skin.
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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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The Wholeness of a Broken Heart
Some break hearts, others get theirs broken. Damian Torres-Botello, SJ shares the pitfalls and benefits of having a heart that’s been broken.
Here. But not yet. A TJP Advent-ure: Week 2
In the second piece of the series, Damian Torres-Botello, SJ discovers the Advent-ure of waiting to meet male prostitutes in Chicago.
Coming Out of the Dark
Damian Torres-Botello, SJ reminds us revealing yourself to the world, even to the ones you love, is not easy.
The Doubting Life
There are many ways to connect with others. Damian Torres-Botello, SJ reflects on the union of the lost and the unsure.
The Knowledge of Encounter
It’s important to know what (or who!) you’re talking about. Damian Torres-Botello, SJ discovers the value of direct experience in a personal encounter.
Like A Prayer
When the world is too much for words how do we pray? Jesuit playwright, Damian Torres-Botello, SJ suggests we pray simply, as we are, with a bit of silence, pen, and paper.
Weighting To Exhale
How do we recognize ourselves made in the image of God when we hate what we see in the mirror? Damian Torres-Botello, SJ shares his own struggles with weight and self-image, as always, with honesty and insight.
This I Believe: Created in God’s Image
If we’re all made in God’s image and likeness, Damian Torres-Botello, SJ offers a prayer that we might all embrace that godly image.