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‘Tis the Season

By Paul Verderber | December 4, 2022

GVM is a non-profit organization, and Father Maurice and I receive no financial compensation for our work with the ministry. However, it takes money to keep the website running, updated, and secure. It takes money to support Catholic missionaries in the jungles of Guyana, and to build the St. Faustina mission in Nigeria. It takes…

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He Cares

By Tristan Evans | December 3, 2022

Today’s readings ask us to ponder our personal relationship with our God. When you take our daily lives in the balance despite the trials and challenges we go through from time-to-time, our Lord brings us through. And when we look more intently upon those daily challenges some don’t seem to measure up to the big…

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According To Your Faith

By Fr. Christian Amah | December 2, 2022

One of the amazing things I read in Scripture is how Jesus heals people not according to God’s might but according to one’s faith. Isn’t that amazing? We know God can do anything. God has the ability: He made the world out of nothing; holds the world in being, controls the changing of times and…

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Finding and Using Our Gifts

By John and Kathy Schultz | November 30, 2022

Jesus Calls “Come after me and I will make you fishers of men.” Christ’s mission to save our world began with an invitation to humble fishermen. He did not begin his ministry in the temple in Jerusalem, or the courts of Herod or even in the Roman praetorium. What did Christ see in Andrew and…

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The Voice

By Deborah van Kroonenburg | November 29, 2022

In those days, when we lived each day close to the Lord, we came to feel as though he was a friend, a kinsman in our midst. We heard him laugh and we saw him cry. So many of the emotions a man can feel passed through his expressions and we could have been brothers,…

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Nowhere in Israel Have I Found Such Faith

By Sister Veronica Schueler, F.S.E. | November 28, 2022

The Gospel for today is one of my favorite readings. In it, Jesus encounters a centurion, a Roman military officer, who seeks healing for his paralyzed servant. That a member of the occupying army should have been so concerned about a servant is in itself remarkable. That he would have approached a member of the…

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The Hour Has Come

By Fr. John Opara | November 27, 2022

Time is one of the most expensive commodities on earth. We notice this when we are about to organize a meeting. We see how difficult it is to get people to agree on a fixed date, because everyone is busy looking at his or her calendar, checking whether the time for the meeting is suitable…

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The Prize

By Arlene Braganza | November 26, 2022

Eyes on the prize!! Keep your eyes on the prize! What is the prize, you say? Well, the prize could be different things for different people. For some people, the “prize” might be a goal they’re trying to accomplish. For others, it might be the ideal weight they wish to achieve. For yet others, it…

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Hope of a New City of Joy and Peace

By Fr. Luke Ijezie | November 25, 2022

What sustains us in difficult moments is the hope that things will be better. As conditions become increasingly tough, people naturally desire a future filled with better promises. The Christian life is anchored on the assurance that the future is a glorious one, and this is far greater than what we can imagine. This hope…

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A Seeming Contradiction

By Nicole Buchholz | November 24, 2022

There is nothing as hard as getting bad news close to the holidays. Today in the United States we are celebrating the holiday of Thanksgiving. The daily readings, however, are all about the end times, yet the psalm is joyful and invites us to joy and thanksgiving. It seems to be a contradiction. When I…

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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.