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The Lord Upholds Your Life

By Kelly Vardakas | September 20, 2021

The Lord upholds my life. This is the response of the Responsorial Psalm today. Stop and reflect for a moment. Does the Lord uphold your life? Yes, He does! But, do you let Him? What does it mean to live each day in this truth? The Lord, and He alone, upholds my life. These days,…

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Two Towers

By D'Souza Family | September 19, 2021

The more I think about it, the more I realize that there are two armies striving mightily to gain the upper hand. And the arena is both within and without. St. James poses the question: Where do the wars and where do the conflicts among you come from? He promptly answers his own question: Is…

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By Fr. John Bosco Obiako | September 18, 2021

Going through the first reading today, I had a mental flashback to when I was growing up as a young boy in a family of 7 children. I remember the usual daily “moral instructions” from our parents then. My dad, a retired elementary school teacher, would often use this phrase, “As my father used to…

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Spiritual Poverty

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

Today’s Responsorial Psalm can be confusing, even for a believer. Imagine what the non-believer or seeker might think when reading, “Blessed the poor in spirit; the kingdom of Heaven is theirs!” Maybe their inner dialogue goes something like this, “well, I was in for inheriting a kingdom, but the poverty part just won’t fly with…

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Gratitude: The Space-Maker

By Celina Manville | September 16, 2021

I have been married for 27 ½ years, and throughout, I have marveled at my husband’s ability to be grateful for everything, literally everything! I’ll admit, I even found it rather annoying at times. When I would be all caught up in some temporal concern, he’d remind me that God gave us a beautiful day,…

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By Fr. Sylvanus Amaobi | September 15, 2021

Dear brothers and sisters, “This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24). MARY, A TRUE DISCIPLE OF JESUS CHRIST Today, the Church celebrates the Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows. This feast grew in popularity in the 12th Century, even though it was celebrated under…

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The Exaltation of the Holy Cross – Feast

By Fr. Nnaemeka Paschal Ajuka | September 14, 2021

The tragedy of Calvary and the Cross of Christ has remained my spiritual source/power. The meaning that I could make in light of my religious/spiritual development, cultural understanding, and family dynamics is that God is at the center of my life encounters from birth to this physical world, to my spiritual discovery and reawakening when…

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Believing in the Power of the Word of God

By Fr. Alex Igbozuruike | September 13, 2021

Today we meditate on one of the most amazing passages of the Gospel. It reminds us of the origin of the prayer we say during Mass. Before communion, at the invitation of the priest saying: “Behold the Lamb of God….” we reply: “Lord I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof but…

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I Wish You Well, Make It the Best Way You Can

By Jerry DeMelo Jr. | September 12, 2021

Let Me Show You My Faith “Go in peace, keep warm, eat well,” (James 2:16). These words can save or condemn a person. Why? Because the speaker confesses the awareness of a need. If the words are spoken after the speaker sincerely offered or provided assistance, and the motivating factor in the assistance is obedience…

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Mercifully Treated

By Joanne Huestis-Dalrymple | September 11, 2021

I have been reflecting on Mercy for the past several months. Here I am again, after reading the first reading for today, faced with the words “mercifully treated.” St. Paul was speaking about himself, explaining how Jesus was so merciful to him. Jesus came to save sinners and was so patient with Paul, he explains…

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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

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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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.

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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.