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.
Posts in Seeking God: A Jesuit Retreat
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 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.
Talk 8: A Complete Joy | Lenten Retreat 2022
Happy Easter! In this final talk of our Lenten Retreat, we focus on the joy of the resurrection. The resurrection accounts remind us that Jesus meets us where we’re at to bring us to greater joy and freedom.
Talk 7: No Greater Love | Lenten Retreat 2022
Jesus laid down his life on the cross for our sake. This is a great act of love, but it is also an event filled with sorrow and pain. In this talk of our Lenten Retreat, David reflects on how we can pray with the crucifixion.
Talk 6: I Call You Friends | Lenten Retreat 2022
It is easy to accompany Jesus in the good times, but it’s much tougher to accompany him in hard times. In our Lenten Retreat, David invites us to accompany Jesus in the moments leading to his Passion.
Talk 5: Loving as Jesus Loved | Lenten Retreat 2022
Jesus told his disciples, “Love one another as I love you.” In this week’s talk of our Lenten Retreat, David explores the way that Jesus treats others in scripture. Jesus gives us an example of expansive, inclusive love.
Talk 4: The True Vine | Lenten Retreat 2022
Jesus says that he is the true vine. That must mean there are false vines out there too. In this talk, David introduces the meditation on the Two Standards and reflects on the things that draw us closer or further from Christ.