My name is Anna! I'm 26 years-old, I'm Indonesian, and by His grace I'm a Roman Catholic. My blog is called Bent Bow, borrowing the symbolic term from a quote by a Dominican friar and blessed Humbert of Romans:

"First the bow is bent in study, and then the arrow is released in preaching."

This quote truly describes the Dominican spirituality, and as a budding Lay Dominican, it really speaks to me. The Dominicans, while more than happy to preach through deeds, put a special emphasis on actual verbal preaching. I'm looking forward to the day when I can confidently call myself a "released arrow", but for now I'm glad to be bent in study and contemplation.

I'm a medical doctor by profession, but my study doesn't stop there. I have a wide range of interests, because the world is so fascinating! And even more fascinating is the reality of Him who created the world! He is the inexhaustible source of Goodness, Truth, and Beauty, the Sun that never sets, and is presented in fullness by His Church, to which I belong. Where else to seek higher inspirations but from this bottomless vessel?

This blog is largely a collection of my personal reflections on things both sacred and secular, all inspired by the Catholic faith and infused with the spirit of St. Dominic. I choose to write in English in order to reach a wider audience. I may or may not write an exclusively Indonesian blog in the future.

I hope you enjoy reading my blog as I enjoy writing it :)

May God bless every one of you!

***UPDATE 28.09.15***
As of August 2015, I'm enrolled in the psychiatry residency program in Universitas Indonesia. I'm on my way to be a psychiatrist!!!


  1. AHHHH! I love this site. I am so glad you found me and said something. This is awesome!!! This is a total success baby meme. I can't believe this was you. I think I may have pinned this because I choked on my coffee reading it. Such a beautiful (veiled) sister in Christ you are!!! Following over at Bloglovin' :)

    1. Hi Cristina!! Thanks for dropping by! Haha I'm glad you like my poor effort at entertaining people ;P Your blog is a great read too. I enjoy not only the contents but also the layout and the overall ambience of it. Beauty will save the world, remember? :)

    2. Hi, Anna! My name is Ernesto. I enjoy reading your blog--its a lifesaver. I feel like I'm depriving myself of seeing my friends by wanting to study psychiatry. What would you suggest?

  2. Great site. How do I suscribe to your blog? Sue from the USA

  3. I love the blog. Keep up the great work


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