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UNDERSTANDING THE LORD’S FIRE OF DIVISION HOMILY FOR THE 20TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR C) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

  Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect (Romans 12:2). There lived in an…

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THE TRUE PRAYER IS PERSISTENT HOMILY FOR THE 17TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR C) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

  Two kids visiting with their grandfather during the summer vacation decides to pray before bedtime as they usually do in their home. The first kid starts by asking God to help him be a good kid. Immediately after, the…

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WHAT TYPE OF FOLLOWER ARE YOU? HOMILY FOR THE 13TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR C) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Like most kids and the last child, I loved to follow my parents whenever I see them going out. Sometimes they would try to stop me or pull a trick on me and leave without me. On one occasion, my…

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LESSONS FROM THE BREAKING OF BREAD. HOMILY FOR THE FEAST OF THE BODY AND BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Entering the minor seminary at a very tender age, we had to go through an orientation program which includes in-depth instructions on prayer life, personal conduct, hygiene, and table etiquette. With regards to table manners, I could recall one of…

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THE POWER OF THREE-IN-ONE! HOMILY FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF THE HOLY TRINITY Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

I love to eat almond nuts, and those who are close to me know so. Significantly almond nuts could be eaten whole natural, roasted/salted or roasted/unsalted. Whichever way the nut appears, they retain the same unchangeable essence. In addition to…

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POSSESSING OR BEING POSSESSED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT: WHAT HAPPENED ON THE DAY OF PENTECOST? HOMILY FOR THE FEAST OF PENTECOST (YEAR C) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

To possess something means to have or own the thing in question, for instance, to possess a mobile phone means that you have or own one as personal property. Another sense of the usage of the word “possess” refers to…

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INTRODUCING THE NEW TEACHER AND GUIDE HOMILY FOR THE 6TH SUNDAY OF EASTER (YEAR C) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Growing up, we had seminarians from the major seminaries come to our parish during the summer holidays (long vacation) for their yearly apostolic work. We, the children in the catechism class, normally look forward to having them because they come…

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LOVE IS OUR CHRISTIAN IDENTITY HOMILY FOR THE 5TH SUNDAY OF EASTER (YEAR C) Rev.Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

E Some time ago while giving a reflection on the Gospel of John where Jesus said “if you love me you will keep my commandment” (John 14:15), I asked the congregation why the theme of love is constantly repeated in…

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THE RESURRECTION OF LOVE HOMILY FOR THE 3RD SUNDAY OF EASTER (YEAR C) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

How would you feel if you happen to face someone you hurt so badly in the past? Would you shield your face or face your shame? Peter falls into this situation today in the Gospel (John 21:1-19) when the Lord…

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BEYOND OUR DOUBTS: HIS MERCY IS FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION HOMILY FOR THE 2ND SUNDAY OF EASTER (DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

One cold evening in January 1935, the famous three-time mayor of New York City, Fiorello Henry LaGuardia, offered to preside at one of the night courts to relieve a judge for the night. During the night a case comes up…

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