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Monthly Archives: March 2016


THE RESURRECTION OF JOY AND GLADNESS HOMILY FOR EASTER SUNDAY (YEAR C) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem PhD

  Once upon a time, some little boys were playing roadside soccer (football) when one of them gave a kick that sent the ball into a nearby bush. The bush was actually very thick and frightening that neither the boy…

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GODWIN! ALLELUIA! ALLELUIA!! ALLELUIA!!! THE TOMB IS EMPTY: A REFLECTION FOR EASTER VIGIL Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem PhD

  Whenever something is said to be empty there is usually a negative perspective attached to it. For instance: “Empty pocket!”  “Empty house!” “Empty Classroom!” “Empty bank account!”  On this day however, the word EMPTY takes up a new, triumphant,…

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-HE SUFFERED AND DIED FOR YOU: LESSONS FROM THE WAY OF THE CROSS- A REFLECTION FOR GOOD FRIDAY Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem PhD

  He was despised and rejected by others a man of SUFFERING and acquainted with INFIRMITY; and as one from whom others hide their face he was despised, and we held him of no account. Surely he has borne our…

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THE HOLY FEET, THE HOLY TABLE AND THE HOLY PRIESTHOOD: A HOLY THURSDAY REFLECTION. Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem PhD

Whilst having a discussion with some people, someone in the group mentioned that a certain event would commence on “Holy Monday” and end on “Holy Wednesday”. The other people in the group looked surprised and actually laughed out loud and…

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THE TRIUMPHANT PALM AND PASSION. HOMILY FOR THE PALM SUNDAY Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem PhD

Have you ever taken time to reflect on the pain that your mother passed through in order to give birth to you without using any form of pain relief like epidural anesthesia? The pains that go with labour and delivery…

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OUR OLD-PAST VS OUR NEW-FUTURE: THE GOSPEL OF SECOND CHANCE. HOMILY FOR THE 5TH SUNDAY OF LENT (YEAR C). Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem PhD

Imagine if there are no U-turns or exits on our roads. Motorists will definitely find it challenging as they would travel so long in order to get to nearby places. Imagine also if there is nothing like a second chance…

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RETURNING FROM OUR DISTANT COUNTRY: -THE PRODIGAL STORY- HOMILY FOR THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT (YEAR C) REV. FR. BONIFACE NKEM ANUSIEM PhD

Once upon a time, I saw a child crying and struggling to free himself from the grip of a woman whom I believed to be his mum. The child was very insistent on being let alone to walk around. His…

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