Langga Writes

Most Catholics are familiar with a conclave and the white smoke signal when a new pope is elected.   What most don’t know is that there’s another way of announcing a new Pontiff.   It was during the funeral proces…

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Have you ever been entrusted with a responsibility so overwhelming that you just wanted to run and hide?   This is how St. Ambrose, one of the four original doctors of the Church and one of the most important theological figures of the …

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An abused child, St. Sabas had an unhappy childhood.   He ran away from home multiple times, until he finally found refuge in a monastery.   Even when his family members attempted reconciliation, Sabas found that he loved the…

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Nov. 29, 2020

God is my TAHO MAN

This was a journal entry written in August 2011. As I was preparing for the World Great Adventure Tour (WGAT) 2011, my main prayer was for God to speak to me intimately. To affirm me that I am loved by Him. During those 9 days, I could hear His whi…

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We’re fascinated by the idea of angels taking human form and walking among us.   But in 1599, St. John Berchmans — a man who would be later known as one of the triad of ‘Angel Saints’ because of the beauty of his…

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I only know of St. Cecilia because she was often mentioned by our choir’s maestro, who invoked her intercession at every practice.   Little did I know, her life was a symphony of its own, resounding until today.   She w…

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I only know of St. Cecilia because she was often mentioned by our choir’s maestro, who invoked her intercession at every practice.   Little did I know, her life was a symphony of its own, resounding until today.   She w…

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Nov. 18, 2020

The Perks of Waiting

I was 12 years old when my Mom first introduced me to the concept about praying for my future husband. Considering that my biggest problem figuring out strategies on how to eat swallow okra whole so that I wouldn’t have to taste it, that conv…

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Have you ever thought of migrating to another country? Or know someone who did?   St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, the patron saint of immigrants, could probably be called in colloquial Filipino “gala,” a globetrotter, a perennia…

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St. Martin followed his father’s footsteps into military life, but later on became Christ’s soldier in the spiritual battlefield.   A young soldier and a catechumen, he clothed a freezing beggar with his own cloak that he ha…

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