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Monthly Archives: November 2019


THE POWER OF WATCHFUL PREPARATION HOMILY FOR THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT (YEAR A) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

A family that lives along a hurricane hotspot in Florida decides to do an emergency evacuation drill to let everyone in the family know what to do and not to do when there is an emergency alert. It was a…

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THE POWER OF THE KINGSHIP OF JESUS CHRIST HOMILY FOR THE FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

The following dialogue transpired between Pilate and our Lord Jesus Christ inside the praetorium early morning before the crucifixion. Pilate: (Entering the praetorium again, summoned Jesus, and asked him): Are you the King of the Jews? Jesus: Do you ask this on your…

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THE REAL END OF EVERYTHING! HOMILY FOR THE 33RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR C) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem PhD

Originally posted on Fr Bonnie's Reflections:
There is an interesting story by Ernest Hemingway with the title “The End of Something.” It tells the story of a very busy lumber town called Horton’s Bay. The town is always agog…

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FOCUSING ON THE EVERLASTING LIFE HOMILY FOR THE 32ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR C) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Walking along the ocean shore in Barbados during the summertime and enjoying the beautiful scenery with the warm tropical sun, I learned some life lessons that would live with me for a long time. One of my major takeaways is…

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OVERCOMING SELF-LIMITATIONS AND THE CROWD EFFECT HOMILY FOR THE 31ST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR C) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Stories are powerful teaching tools. Any attentive reader of the Gospels would notice that our Lord Jesus Christ would often use stories in the form of parables to convey essential messages because they are easy to recall. When you remember…

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“WHY DO WE PRAY FOR THE DEAD?” HOMILY FOR THE COMMEMORATION OF ALL SOULS Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem PhD

Originally posted on Fr Bonnie's Reflections:
During our minor seminary days, late coming to any activity was (and is still) a great offence. Once the prayer commences in the chapel, for instance, those outside are considered late and would…

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