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THE SECRETS OF DIVINE MULTIPLICATION Reflection for the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) Rev. Fr. Bonnie Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Once upon a time, a beggar comes to a certain monastery every week to beg for leftover food. Each time, the monk at the gate would joyfully welcome him and give him something to eat. Unknown to the beggar however,…

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THE “AMAZIAH” SYNDROME VS. THE “AMOS” MANDATE! Reflection for the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)

One thing that all politicians have in common is the intense desire for supporters. In fact, supporters keep them in the political game, which explains why most people who aspire to leadership positions spend resources lobbying for supporters and retaining…

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CONQUERING THE “NAZARETH” MENTALITY! HOMILY FOR THE 14TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR B) Rev. Fr. Bonnie Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Every town, community, or nation has good and not-so-good parts. There are the rich and poor areas, as well as the well-known and the highly insignificant places. If you can think about any small town you know that has no…

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OVERCOMING THE ISSUES ON THE OTHER SIDE! REFLECTION FOR THE 13TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR B) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Life seems to have two sides: this side and the other side. The majority of our external and internal body parts have two sides, including the hand, heart, leg, kidney, etc. There are two sides of a coin, and every…

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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 QUESTION ONLY GOD COULD ANSWER! REFLECTION ON THE HOLY TRINITY. Rev. Fr. Bonnie Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Apart from the absence of snakes, there are two important things about Ireland that any active mind could recall, and they are St. Patrick and the three-leaf clover shamrock plant. Incidentally, there is a popular story that links St. Patrick…

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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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