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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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CHOSEN TO RUN THE RACE ON THE WAY TO THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE! HOMILY FOR THE 5TH SUNDAY OF EASTER (YEAR A) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

What you choose in life determine a lot about your future; that is why we must choose wisely Furthermore, there must always be a reason or reasons for every choice we make in life. We could make choices among alternatives,…

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SHEPHERDING THE SHEEP VS “SHEEPING” THE SHEPHERD: A REFLECTION FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY (YEAR A) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem PhD

The Fulanis of the northern region of Nigeria are known for their dexterity in cattle rearing. In fact, it is a well-known tribal characteristic that most male children learn the art from a very tender age. A little boy could…

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EMMAUS: “THE RESURRECTION OF FAITH, OPENED EYES AND BURNING HEARTS.” HOMILY FOR THE 3RD SUNDAY OF EASTER (YEAR A). Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D

Once upon a time, two young men set out on a long journey to consult a wise man in a certain town very far from where they live; it was a two-day journey by foot. The two young men had…

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LIFE WITHOUT DIVINE MERCY IS MESSY! REFLECTION FOR THE DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY. Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Once upon a time, a king hired a gardener who was very dutiful and provided the king with fresh juicy fruits from the garden every morning. One fateful day, the gardener brought some red cherries to the king and tasting…

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LESSONS FROM THE EMPTY TOMB AND THE INVITATION TO GALILEE: HOMILY FOR EASTER SUNDAY (YEAR A) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Visiting the graveyard is not usually an attractive exercise because it presents an eerie and unsettling atmosphere that reminds one of the realities of death and dying. It could only be someone who is out of touch with mental and…

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“THE DONKEY AND THE COLT ARE URGENTLY NEEDED” HOMILY FOR THE PALM SUNDAY (YEAR A). Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Have you ever experienced an urgent need or a situation that does not give room for an alternative approach or plan “B”? If you have not, you may be temporarily lucky. Due to our human limitations, we often fall into…

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“YOU SHALL RISE AND LIVE AGAIN!”: LESSONS FROM THE TOMB OF LAZARUS HOMILY FOR THE 5TH SUNDAY OF LENT (YEAR A) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Suddenly Emeka was knocked down by something invisible to our eyes. He was foaming at the mouth, and his eyes grew pale as he stiffens. He was jerking while turning rhythmically from one cardinal point to the other. Nobody could…

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