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LESSONS FROM THE EARLY MINISTRY OF JESUS CHRIST HOMILY FOR THE 3RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Everything our Lord Jesus Christ ever did or said had a purpose underneath. So, we can say that with his ministry, nothing was said or done for no reason. Today, the Gospel Reading (Matt. 4:12-23) gives us the narrative about…

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THE POWER DIVINE OF IDENTITY HOMILY FOR THE 2ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

One of the most amazing but unfamed wonders of the world is our fingerprints. There are no two identical fingerprints in the world, even among identical twins who share the same DNA. Every one of us in the world has…

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BAPTISM, THE CHRISTIAN LIFE, AND THE RENEWING POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT HOMILY FOR THE FEAST OF THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD (Year A) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Unfortunately, there are limited reflections on the theme of baptism among Christian preachers and teachers from year to year. There are more pieces of literature, sermons, and talks on prosperity and healing than on baptism, which is the gateway to…

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UNDERSTANDING THE HOLINESS OF THE HOLY FAMILY: REFLECTION FOR THE FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Various characteristics and attitudes go with different families. It is not strange to hear people credit or discredit a family because of some recurrent virtues or vices the members exhibit. Consequently, there are good families and there are bad ones;…

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LESSONS FROM THE LORD’S BIRTH IN BETHLEHEM AND THE MANGER A CHRISTMAS REFLECTION Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Conception and childbirth are among the incredible activities that happen in the human body. Tiny cells meet and begin the process of development from an embryo into a fetus that eventually grows into a baby at birth. Imagine the scenario;…

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UNDERSTANDING “THE SIGN”: THE VIRGIN WITH A SON, EMMANUEL! Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

A sign refers to something that reflects the potential presence of another thing. In a more straightforward description, a sign is a reality that points to another fact which may or may not be present. In other words, a sign…

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REJOICE, HE IS NEAR! HOMILY FOR THE 3RD SUNDAY OF ADVENT (YEAR A) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Richie was expecting a Christmas present from his parents. Still, nothing was coming his way, and he becomes moody and would stay in one corner of the house by himself sulking. The parents had mentioned earlier that Richie was not getting…

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ADVENT OF REPENTANCE HOMILY FOR THE 2ND SUNDAY OF ADVENT (YEAR A) Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

There is usually a purpose behind every visit, especially when a prominent personality is coming to a place. It is common to hear about a president or governor coming to a city or town for one reason or the other….

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THE POWER OF WATCHFUL PREPARATION HOMILY FOR THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT (YEAR A) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

A family that lives along a hurricane hotspot in Florida decides to do an emergency evacuation drill to let everyone in the family know what to do and not to do when there is an emergency alert. It was a…

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FOCUSING ON THE EVERLASTING LIFE HOMILY FOR THE 32ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR C) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Walking along the ocean shore in Barbados during the summertime and enjoying the beautiful scenery with the warm tropical sun, I learned some life lessons that would live with me for a long time. One of my major takeaways is…

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