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Passing Through the Eye of the Needle

By Celina Manville | August 16, 2022

Most of us have heard that the Eye of the Needle refers to a short and narrow passageway to enter a city gate in Jerusalem. While a man could fit through the passage, if he were coming with his camel, that was another matter. Camels were often loaded with cargo. In order to get through…

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The Solemnity of Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary

By Fr. Sylvanus Amaobi | August 15, 2022

Dear brothers and sisters, “This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24). The Dogma of Assumption The Church teaches that “when the course of her earthly life was finished, Immaculate Virgin Mary was taken up body and soul into heavenly glory and exalted by the…

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By Fr. Nnaemeka Paschal Ajuka | August 14, 2022

A Bit of a Challenge Today’s Gospel is a bit of a challenge, in two parts. The first part states the passionate desire of Jesus, first in the language of fire and then of baptism. There is a sense of something tremendous about to take place, both destructive and purifying, and a sense of foreboding.…

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Child-Like Faith

By Fr. Alex Igbozuruike | August 13, 2022

One of the most striking aspects of the life of Jesus is his capacity to transform difficult occasions into opportunities to reveal an aspect of his mission and the Kingdom of God. Today we have another opportunity to learn more about our mission as disciples and the mystery of the Kingdom of God. Children’s Encounter…

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Marriage – The Devil is in the Details

By Jerry DeMelo Jr. | August 12, 2022

Satan’s Original Three Temptations Matthew documents the first temptations by the devil when Jesus was led into the desert after His baptism. (Mt 4:1-11). Jesus was hungry, so the tempter suggested He command that stones become loaves of bread. Then the devil transported Jesus from the desert near Jericho to the Parapet of the Temple…

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Seventy-Seven Times

By Joanne Huestis-Dalrymple | August 11, 2022

“Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive him? As many as seven times?” Jesus answered, “I say to you, not seven times but seventy-seven times.” Forgive. We are instructed to forgive, over and over and over again. At times it seems like a tall order, does it not? And then…

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Give Away What You’ve Been Given

By Radhika Sharda, MD | August 10, 2022

Generosity is a trait universally admired. Yet how do we tap into the genuine, dynamic spirit of giving? How do we become a gift to others, when human nature bids us to hold on to whatever we have? From Poverty to Wealth Reflecting upon this question, I am reminded of a passage from the novel…

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Be a Beggar for the Word

By Dr. David Cooper | August 9, 2022

Fr. Brian Pierce OP tells the story of a young Dominican friar, Jorge, who was a missionary in the state of Tabasco in Mexico. Every morning while walking to breakfast from the house he slept in to one where he was to eat, he noticed that an old man was seated with a Bible in…

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The Life of Discipleship

By Sr. Olisaemeka Rosemary | August 8, 2022

Today the Church commemorates St Dominic, the founder of the Dominican Order popularly known as Order of Preachers. Dominic was a great preacher and pious religious priest who led many souls to piety and to religious life. My reflection comes from the readings suggested for today’s Memorial (1 Cor 2:1-10; Ps 96:1-2a, 2b-3, 7-8a, 10;…

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Faith: Assurance in Hope

By Fr. Tony Ohaekwusi | August 7, 2022

What is the need for our faithfulness and loyalty in the face of an uncertain future? If the world is limited and time-bound, and the future of that temporality remains uncertain, what should be our best attitude? Should we choose a life of indifference and recklessness, or take the path of loyalty and discipline with…

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GVM Charity Works

Each year we devote some resources to works of charity as the need may be in the countries and communities that meet the criteria for each year’s project. It's a way we show faith in action and lead as agents of grace in communities. Be part of leading by helping the needy in places of most need. 

Is there a situation that needs a helping hand where you are? Fill the form and describe it. You may be qualified for our annual charity support program.

Would you like to be part of our donors for works of charity? Please fill this form and we will contact you or simply donate

GVM 2021 Faith in Action Projects

Every year, we take up unique projects as part of our Faith in Action initiative. In 2021, the call for help from three situations of need caught our attention. The videos below explain what we have done in two of the situations, and what remains to be done. GVM—agents of grace in communities. 

EWTN LIVE Interview

Fr. Emelu Talks with Fr. Pacwa, EWTN Live, on hot button issues truth, relativism, healing and meaningful life. 

How We Started

Our ministry was inspired by the vision of a well-known priest from the Catholic Diocese of Orlu in Nigeria, Father Maurice Emelu. He’s dedicated to sharing and living the Catholic message of love and grace in the spirit of joy in a cross-cultural way. Sharing in the same mission and values, we’re able to inspire many across cultures to be agents of grace and healing in their various communities.

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Core Values

We have five core values—cross-cultural, Christ-centered, grace-filled, love, and unity in diversity. 

We equip people to be active instruments of God’s love, healing, and unity. Hence our core values—Cross-cultural, Christ-centered, Grace, Love and Unity in Diversity

GVM Mission and Vision

Mission Statement

To inspire, foster spiritual growth, and equip individuals and communities from diverse cultures to be active instruments of God's grace of love, healing, and unity in everyday life through accessible virtual and face-to-face resources.

Vision Statement

To be a leading Catholic cross cultural global center where individuals and communities draw inspiration, accessibility, and high-quality tools in living God's grace of love, healing, and unity in their everyday life.

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Testimony of the Week

Share your faith testimony with us and have a chance for the world to hear and glorify God.

Fantastic reflection. Thank you for sharing it. — Lori Kayes
Amen 🙏...
This is really beautiful Fr. Maurice Emelu... God bless You always, I love Your beautiful heart... I love to help others when I can...—Kaye Roberson
Lord Jesus Christ, let your love rest upon us even as our hope rests on you 🙏🙏 Psalm 33vs22—Chidi O. Chidi 

I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the desolate pit, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God—Psalm 40:1-3

Psalm 119:11


I have laid up thy word in my heart, that I might not sin against thee.

Kathleen DiNobile Campagnone


That was Beautiful! Thank you—a GREAT reading to begin my day! Thank you & God Bless🙏🙏

Revelation 12:10-11


Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God. 11 And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death.