Fr Bonnie's Reflections

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WE ARE THE NEW “SAMUEL”; GOD IS CALLING US! HOMILY FOR THE 2ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR B) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

During my formation to the priesthood, I had one of my six weeks pastoral experiences with an elderly priest who has a hilarious way of calling people around him for assistance. He would clear his throat and ask: “onye nonso?”,…

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EPIPHANY: THE JOURNEY TO DIVINE MANIFESTATION. HOMILY FOR THE FEAST OF EPIPHANY. Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

God is always manifesting Himself to us in various ways. Abraham encountered God through the divine invitation that took him away from his father’s house to an unknown destination (Gen.12:1). Moses met God at the burning bush, and he also…

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THE NEW YEAR, NEW ATTITUDE, NEW ALTITUDE, NEW YOU! A REFLECTION FOR THE NEW YEAR Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

This may not be your first New Year, and it will not (deo volente) be your last! Every New Year comes with great expectations, and we make positive utterances as we enter the New Year and anticipate wonderful things to…

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BUILD A BRIDGE, LOVE YOUR FAMILY, SAVE YOUR FAMILY! HOMILY FOR THE FEAST THE HOLY FAMILY Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Once upon a time, a carpenter approached a house early one morning and asked the owner if he could be of help for any repair in the house. The owner of the house thought for a while and says to…

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THE HOLY SPIRIT AND THE “YES” OF MARY IN THE NATIVITY STORY: THE LESSONS WE LEARN. Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Once upon a time, a young man decides to propose to his girlfriend. Their friendship had lasted for five years, and the guy felt it is high time he proposed to her so that they could seal it up in…

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REJOICE THE LIGHT IS COMING! HOMILY FOR THE 3RD SUNDAY OF ADVENT (YEAR B) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

    During the hurricane episodes in some parts of Texas and Florida, someone shared an experienced with me that turned out to be a framework for reflection. According to Nelson, his family had a sad experience because they had…

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MAKING THE ULTIMATE PREPARATION HOMILY FOR THE 2ND SUNDAY OF ADVENT (YEAR B). Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

  Once upon a time, Dave’s mom comes home to announce to him and his dad that her closest friend Mrs. Brown would be visiting them by the weekend with her husband and their only daughter Jane. Dave is excited…

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“KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE BALL” HOMILY FOR THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT (YEAR B). Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

In every ball game, all good coaches have one common instruction for the team members, “keep your eye on the ball.”  The instruction does not only mean having a watchful connection with the ball, but it also means being on…

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CHRIST THE UNIVERSAL SHEPHERD- KING. HOMILY FOR THE FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING (YEAR A). Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

There is a story about a good King who loved his subjects so much that he decided to leave his palace to dwell with the people in their ordinary habitation in the inner cities of the Kingdom. The people found…

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BE VIRTUOUS WITH WHAT YOU HAVE (YOUR TALENT). HOMILY FOR THE 33RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D

Acres of diamond is a story that goes back to Russel Conwell, the founder of Temple University Philadelphia. The story is about a very wealthy man who owned a large farmhouse. One day he heard someone talk about lots of…

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