I love peach gum. Sometimes huge crowds unsettle me. Yes, exactly: I dislike noise. I always try to learn new things. Please don’t invite me to hike mountains, though. Why would a person ascend a mountain only to find herself having to climb it down (which is the worst part)? But that’s just me. By the way, as an early bird, socializing in the evening is not my forte. Overall, I enjoy traveling with my parents, brother, sister-in-law, and relatives.
I’m a Catholic priest of the Diocese of Surabaya. Raised in Jakarta, I’ve lived in Indonesia, the United States, Spain, and Italy. I first sensed my priestly vocation as I was mesmerized by the beauty of Catholic faith expressed in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
I love teaching. It helps me a lot. If I didn’t have to teach, perhaps I wouldn’t study as hard. Since my diaconal ordination in 2018, I’ve had the privilege of speaking to numerous groups from Indonesia, Singapore, and the United States. By helping you know and love your faith more deeply, I dream of bringing you closer to God—your ultimate source of happiness.
On the side, I play pipe organ and take photos. I’m currently based in Rome, where I work on a thesis on St. Thomas Aquinas, “the wisest among the saints and the saintliest among the wise” (Cardinal Bessarion).