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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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THE HUMILITY CHALLENGE. HOMILY FOR THE 14TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A). Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Once upon a time, a university undergraduate gets a vacation job in an oil servicing company. He resumes at the company as the personal assistant to the Chief Executive Officer for the summer. Next day, the boss (CEO) tells the…

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THE POWER OF GOOD WORKS! HOMILY FOR THE 13TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A). Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

One fateful day, a homeless man approached a lady on a busy street in Manhattan, New York and asked for a quarter of a dollar. She was willing to give him something more, but she could not find her wallet….

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DO NOT BE AFRAID! GOD’S GOT YOUR BACK. HOMILY FOR THE 12TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

There is a famous story about a young man of seventeen years whose life could serve as an odyssey; yes, a long adventurous journey. He was the beloved of his father not only because he was the youngest of all,…

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BEYOND THE EUCHARISTIC AMAZEMENT! A REFLECTION FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF THE BODY AND BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST. Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Food and drink are very essential for the physical functioning of the human being. The food and drink we take give us nutrients like vitamins, minerals, water, fat, carbohydrates, fiber, and protein. These are in turn helps in the building…

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“THREE-IN-ONE”: A CONCISE TEACHING ON THE HOLY TRINITY. Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

The doctrine of the Holy Trinity is in the foreground of our Christian faith. We can thus say that without the Holy Trinity, Christianity would be vanity. The doctrine simply states that there is one God who eternally exists as…

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HOLY GHOST 101: UNDERSTANDING THE PERSON AND MISSION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. REFLECTION FOR THE FEAST OF PENTECOST. Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8). Understanding the person, mission and…

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PRAYING AND WAITING FOR THE PROMISE OF THE FATHER. HOMILY FOR THE 7TH SUNDAY OF EASTER (YEAR A). Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

  “While staying with them, he ordered them not to leave Jerusalem, but to WAIT there for the promise of the Father. “This,” he said, “is what you have heard from me; for John baptized with water, but you will…

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KEEPING UP WITH THE ASCENSION POWER HOMILY FOR THE ASCENSION THURSDAY Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem PhD

Originally posted on Fr Bonnie's Reflections:
Going up or ascending could be fun for instance flying in an airplane for those who do not have an issue with height. “To ascend” means to rise or move to a higher point,…

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THE PROMISE OF “ANOTHER ADVOCATE!” HOMILY FOR THE 6TH SUNDAY OF EASTER (YEAR A). Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem PhD

Once upon a time, something happened in a remote rural community in West Africa. The community had a rule that prohibits anyone from going to the farm on the fourth market day. One early morning, on a fourth market day,…

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