Fr Bonnie's Reflections

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HOW TO WAIT AND WATCH REFLECTION FOR THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT (YEAR B) Rev. Fr. Bonnie Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

The story of the Chinese bamboo trees would be immensely helpful for our reflection. Once upon a time, a farmer heard about Chinese bamboos and how they could make anyone rich. So, selling some of his properties, he went in…

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WHO IS YOUR KING? THE FEAST OF CHRIST, THE KING Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

“The Proud King” was originally a story in the poem of William Morris before it got many versions. It talks about a wealthy and influential king who became arrogant and proud. He even imprisoned the local priest who preached that…

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HOW TO TURN OUR TALENTS INTO TREASURES HOMILY: 33RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Australian pelicans have the most extended and beautiful beak or bill (as often called) among the other avian creatures. The beak should be about twenty inches long, and it could expand in size when they hunt to get food. One…

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HOW NOT TO BE A FOOLISH CHRISTIANHOMILY FOR THE 32ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A)Rev. Fr. Bonnie Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Could you recall any foolish thing you did recently for which you can boldly accept your foolishness? I could remember running out of gas one rainy evening as I was returning from a funeral. Though I saw a gas station,…

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BECOMING A SAINT IN THE DOT COM AGE! REFLECTION FOR All SAINTS FEAST Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

The life of the Italian teenager Carlo Acutis is a very contemporary instance of sainthood in an age that wrestles with a lot of distractions, irreligion, and dispassion for God. Some of us may have heard the story of this…

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UNDERSTANDING THE TWO SIDES OF LOVE HOMILY FOR THE 30TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

How do you feel when someone says, “I love you,” and you can tell that the statement is from the person’s heart? Elated and appreciated, I guess. Love is immensely powerful and overwhelming. The best story ever is the love…

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OVERCOMING THE “CAESAR MENTALITY”HOMILY FOR THE 29TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Ownership mentality is perhaps one of the significant cables in the human structure. We all like to identify who owns what and how much. In business administration, ownership refers to the legitimate right of possession. In other words, it indicates…

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THE LORD WILL WIPE AWAY YOUR TEARS HOMILY FOR THE 28TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

John Thuo, a homeless street beggar from Nairobi, Kenya, was doing his usual rounds of begging for alms from cars on a busy street when he saw a woman on a mask connected to an oxygen concentrator. He could not…

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TENANTS AND LANDLORDS: FINDING THE KEY TO FRUITFUL TENANCY HOMILY FOR THE 27TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A) REV. FR.BONIFACE ANUSIEM Ph.D.

  There are two sets of people who desperately need each other in the world, and they are landlords and tenants. There are many stories about heartless landlords who are more interested in their rents but pay little or dismissive…

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DEVELOPING AN ACTION MINDSET

HOMILY FOR THE 26TH SUNDAY (YEAR A) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D. I am writing this reflection from Mount St. Mary House of Prayer in Watchung, New Jersey, as I undergo a personal spiritual retreat. The serenity of the…

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