Langga Writes

Pain does things to us.   It can make people either bitter or wise.   I remember how my own father was paralyzed and on a sickbed for many months.   Despite friends coming to visit to encourage him, my father&rsquo…

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It’s almost impossible to remain pure in a hyper-sexualized world.   From books to videos, from commercials and ads on social media, it seems abnormal for one to even consider using the word chastity.   People will even…

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It’s an understatement to say that we live in a very unstable time in history.   People lost their jobs, businesses closed, but more than that, lives were lost.   But can you imagine if it’s doubly harder because …

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Born in North Africa, St. Adrian was initially an abbot in Italy where he twice declined a papal request to become the archbishop of Canterbury in England.   Instead, he recommended his friend, St. Theodore, who accepted the task and wh…

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Have you ever been discouraged in pursuing a big dream because of your circumstances in life?   I was.   I didn’t think I would qualify for a video contest on YouTube.   I didn’t have any experience nor…

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Telenovela writers could have taken inspiration from this woman’s life.   Raised with a high society background in New York, Elizabeth Ann Seton married the love of her life and had five beautiful children.   Everything…

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Happy New Year and Merry Christmas!!! Yes, as Catholics, we still celebrate the Christmas for another week, until the Feast of the Baptism of our Lord. It is an honor to once again be with you as we journey deeper to God’s heart this 2021. A…

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Living in Dubai for 3 decades opened my eyes to the social impact of being in the “‘right location,” surrounded by the world’s “tallest”, “biggest”, and “largest.”   Which is w…

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Have you ever been to a desert?   I’ve been living in the desert country of the United Arab Emirates for almost a decade now.   One thing I could never get used to were the summers here reaching up to 50 degrees Celsius…

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Have you experienced being judged because of your beliefs?   Are there times that you find it hard to even make the sign of the cross in public?   That was my experience when I started here in the Middle East.   Th…

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