Catholic Techie Valent Richie


Today it’s my pleasure to introduce you to a “Catholic Techie” who’s quite a few Catholic iOS apps, including one of my favorites, the Scriptural Rosary.

He graduated with a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering in 2007 with high honors from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore in 2007 and has been working as a software engineer since 2008.

Valent is active within his Catholic community, The Emmaus Young Adult Catholic Charismatic Prayer Group and his parish, St Mary of the Angels. He has made an international impact with the wonderful additions he’s made to the Catholic app-world.

Tell us about yourself in five words or less.

A struggling sinner.

Of your pursuits, what’s your favorite?

Developing Catholic apps.

When you think of the New Evangelization from your approach as a “Catholic Techie,” what excites you? What makes you want to continue?

It seems technology is one of the main reasons people get away from God, especially young people are so attached to it. I want to use technology to bring people closer to God in their busy lives.

What’s the most rewarding aspect of your work?

To see that people are downloading the apps and use it daily is the most rewarding aspect of it.

In your spare time, what are we likely to find you doing? Do you have a gadget in hand or do you go native and screenless?

I would be reading Catholic classics, such as Meditations on Christian Dogma, The Sinner’s Guide, and others in my Kindle. I like books by saints because they are so insightful.

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Copyright 2012 Sarah Reinhard


About Author

When she’s not chasing kids, chugging coffee, or juggling work, Sarah Reinhard’s usually trying to stay up read just one…more…chapter. She writes and works in the midst of rural farm life with little ones underfoot. She is part of the team for the award-winning Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion, as well as the author of a number of books. You can join her for a weekday take on Catholic life by subscribing to Triple Take, from Our Sunday Visitor.

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