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John the Baptist, the Forerunner

By Nicole Buchholz | June 24, 2021

On this day when we remember the Birth of John the Baptist, a few thoughts come to mind. First, he was a child of a promise from God, and second, his role in salvation history as the “forerunner “ – the one who was to “go before the Lord to prepare his way” (Lk. 1:76).…

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Divine Assurance

By Fr. Cyriacus Uzochukwu | June 23, 2021

My dear friends, there is always divine assurance and reassurance in our relationship with God. He promised that he would not leave us orphans but would come to us in a little while (John 14:18). He speaks to us in various ways and means especially in our quiet moments. The first reading from the book…

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The Narrow Gate

By Brett and Taylor Akins | June 22, 2021

There were two rules I clearly remember my parents and grandparents ingraining into my head as a little kid: 1. Look both ways before you cross the street 2. Do unto others whatever you would have them do unto you (Matthew 7:12) I heard my grandmother’s voice instantly as I read the golden rule #2…

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Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

By Fr. Marcelo Javier Navarro Muñoz, IVE | June 21, 2021

Dear friends: I found myself this month of June having to prepare a retreat day and a conference for two communities of nuns within my religious institute. June is the month of the Sacred Heart, so to prepare, I delved into this devotion through some articles and by re-reading of Pope Pius XII’s Encyclical Letter…

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Childlike Father

By Tom Nash | June 20, 2021

Today is Father’s Day. To excel as a father, whether a natural or spiritual one, you need to first excel as a child of God. So, that you can, in turn, model and lead others to our heavenly Father and our Lord Jesus Christ (see Matt. 18:1–4; 19:13–15). When we experience unjust trials, we might…

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Grace is Enough

By D'Souza Family | June 19, 2021

Be Not Afraid. Don’t Worry, Be Happy. Take It Easy. Hakuna Matata. (Okay, maybe scratch the Disney phrase). But in Mark here, Matthew there or in Luke and John galore, Our Lord takes great pains to remind me often and anon to ditch the anxiety already and bask in his grace. With the dawning of…

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Treasure in the Heart

By Paul Verderber | June 18, 2021

The first reading today is from Second Corinthians, and Paul recounts the trials and tribulations that he endured. If his life of ministry were a movie, most would see it as simply make believe. His words in the Bible are true, as are the beatings, shipwrecks, hunger, thirst and exposure. He was stripped of all…

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Five Orchid Blooms to Remind Me To Forgive Without Resentment

By Dr. Tina Facca-Miess | June 17, 2021

A quick search on “forgiveness without resentment” yields myriad frameworks for solutions such as “10 steps to letting go of resentment”, “30 tips to let go of anger”, or “Stuck in resentment? Four ways to move forward.” Further options include learning the “6 myths about forgiveness” or you could try “7 Lessons on How to…

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2021 Lenten Message from GVM President, Paul Verderber

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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.

Founder with Participants at a GVM Event in Hanford, CA

Core Values

  • Cross-cultural
  • Christ-centered
  • Grace-filled  
  • Love 
  • 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


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.


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. 

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GVM Mission and Vision

Mission Statement

To inspire, foster spiritual growth, and equip individuals and communities 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 global faith-based hub 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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