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Monthly Archives: December 2013


SECURING A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR -A PRACTICAL REFLECTION ON THE NEW YEAR- Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem PhD

  One of the most eventful days I remember as a child is the last day of the year and the awesomely dramatic dawn of a New Year. Back then in the days there were various forms of preparations in…

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“HALLOWED BE THY FAMILY”: A REFLECTION ON THE FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY.Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem PhD

    An old man in his late eighties was brought by his only son to stay with him and his family after the death of his wife. Being old and frail he didn’t have the best table manners as…

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BETWEEN CHRISTMAS AND XMAS: THE SEARCH FOR THE IDEAL CELEBRATION REV.FR.BONIFACE NKEM ANUSIEM PhD

One fateful Christmas season some years ago something a very significant thing happened in a family. A mother came back from Christmas shopping and was welcomed by her eight years old son Daniel and her much younger daughter Jane. The…

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THE GREAT SIGN(S): HOMILY FOR THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT (YEAR A). Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem PhD

    One early morning I received a call from a friend who happened to be a married man. It was actually very early and when I saw he was the one calling I picked the call hoping it was…

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JOYFUL WAITING HOMILY FOR THE 3RD SUNDAY OF ADVENT (YEAR A) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem PhD

    Within the Second Week of Advent I had two different encounters though with one common denominator. Firstly, the leader of the children prayer group in my Church approached me after Mass to inform me that the group had…

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DE-CONSTRUCTING OUR WAYS AND RE-CONSTRUCTING A WAY FOR THE LORD HOMILY FOR THE 2ND SUNDAY OF ADVENT (YEAR A) REV. FR. BONIFACE NKEM ANUSIEM PhD

On the 5th of December 2013 there was a great confusion at Nnamdi Azikiwe International airport Abuja Nigeria. The anarchical situation was occasioned by the wrongful manoeuvring of a Saudi Arabian B747 aircraft onto the runway. With the aircraft overshooting…

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