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WHY ARE YOU TERRIFIED? SAILING WITH THE SAVIOR IN THE STORMY SEA! REFLECTION FOR THE 12TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR B) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

                                               The safety of every sailing boat has a lot to do with the mastery of the sailor. However, when the elements unleash their severe sides, like in the case of windstorms, even the best sailor would be helpless…

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DISCOVERING THE UNHIDDEN TREASURE:REFLECTION FOR FEAST OF THE BODY AND BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Once a beggar met a wise man who told him that he is richer than all the rich men in the land put together. “How?” he asked, the wise replies and said, “go and wash your begging plate with ashes…

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THE HELPER YOUDIDN’T KNOW YOU HAVE! REFLECTION FOR THE FEAST OF PENTECOST Rev. Fr. Bonnie Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

No matter how strong and self-sufficing you might appear, you would, at some demanding moments, seek someone’s help or assistance. Help is a facility we constantly need. God seems to have given us two hands, one to help others and…

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DEVELOPING AN ASCENSION MINDSET REFLECTION FOR THE FEAST OF ASCENSION Rev. Fr. Bonnie Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

To ascend means to rise, go upward, or fly. It is always a beautiful thing to ascend. However, there are many interesting stories about sudden and funny reactions of people flying in an airplane, using an elevator or escalator for…

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LOVE IS A MOTHER REFLECTION FOR THE 6TH SUNDAY OF EASTER (MOTHER’S DAY) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Did you know that every mother has a scar? For every childbirth, a mother receives a scar. Did you also know that every true love has a scar? Love is not often as sweet as it sounds or as bright…

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KEYS TO FRUITFUL DIVINE CONNECTION REFLECTION FOR THE 5TH SUNDAY OF EASTER Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Did you know that “life is impossible without connection!” Indeed, nothing exists without some connections to other realities. In other words, each reality on earth depends on another to function effectively, so nothing subsists on its own. The human body…

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THE STONE REJECTED BY THE BUILDERS IS OUR GOOD SHEPHERD REFLECTION FOR THE 4TH SUNDAY OF EASTER Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Have you ever been rejected for any reason at all? I once heard the story of a man whose mom abandoned as a baby in a plastic bag left in a corner of a public park. Luckily, someone rescued him…

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WHY ARE YOU TROUBLED? REFLECTION FOR THE 3RD SUNDAY OF EASTER (YEAR B) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

In the history of your life, one of the important pieces of advice you may receive from your parents, teachers, and others could be, “stay out of trouble.” But you soon discover as you go through life that as much…

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THE POWER AND ELEMENTS OF DIVINE MERCY REFLECTION FOR DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Once upon a Holy Saturday afternoon, I visited a police detention facility in my country, also known as a police cell. I went to share some moments of reflection with the inmates on the passion of Christ and the hope…

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THE POWER OF THE EMPTY TOMB IN THE EASTER STORY: AN EASTER REFLECTION Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

We start by looking at a word we use often, and that is “empty.” It could indicate something positive or negative depending on the context. When you say that someone is empty, people would quickly conclude that the individual lacks…

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