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Holy Mary

By Deborah van Kroonenburg | May 29, 2023

Near the Cross of Jesus Stood His Mother. We were a slow procession behind Jesus, coming at last to the place of crucifixion, As the cross rose up my brothers slipped away but I stayed close beside the Lord’s mother and her companions. Her Strength Appalled Me She did not cry out in her pangs,…

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Receive the Holy Spirit

By Sister Veronica Schueler, F.S.E. | May 28, 2023

They Were All in One Place Together. The first thing to notice is that when the Holy Spirit comes to the Apostles, He does not come to them individually. He only comes when they are “all together in one place,” in a group. They have been together since “the evening of that first day of…

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Following Him My Own Way

By Fr. John Opara | May 27, 2023

We notice that among children in the family, when the parent praises one of them for his/her achievement or good behavior, the others also want to know the parent‘s opinion about them. They appear to be jealous of the favored one and wished to be praised and loved like their sibling. Not only children. All…

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Do You Really Love Me?

By Arlene Braganza | May 26, 2023

If Jesus were to ask any one of us, “do you love me?” I’m sure we would all immediately respond with a loud YES, without a second thought. But then, what if Jesus followed that up with a task, demanding of us something that was difficult? What is Christ requiring of us when He asks…

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Christian Commitment to Unity

By Fr. Luke Ijezie | May 25, 2023

The question of unity is a question that confronts every generation of Christians. Many factors today make unity a real task, as Christians are easily divided on ideological lines and on the basis of other considerations. This internal disunity very much hampers the work of spreading the gospel. The Gospel of today from John 17:20-26…

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The Inheritance Among All Who Are Consecrated

By Nicole Buchholz | May 24, 2023

What is this inheritance? Am I part of it? It sounds great, but I want to know more. Paul’s words to the people of the church in Ephesus are actually packed with meaning: “And now I commend you to God and to that gracious word of his that can build you up and give you…

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The Prayer of Christ

By Fr. Cyriacus Uzochukwu | May 23, 2023

My dear friends, the liturgy of today centers on the prayer of Jesus. He purposely offered the prayer to the Father to teach us the importance of prayer as well as teach us how to pray and what to pray for. It is a great lesson for us all to emulate. The Aura of Prayer…

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Have Peace in Me

By Paul Verderber | May 22, 2023

I was driving home from an appointment and decided to listen to a talk show to help pass the time. What came on seemed to link directly to today’s readings. Life often matches the readings! Depression on the Rise in the USA The commentator shared facts about the rampant rise in depression, especially among young…

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Is Christ’s Ascension Our “Ascension” Into Heaven…?

By Fr. Marcelo Javier Navarro Muñoz, IVE | May 21, 2023

Easter: A Time to Strengthen Our Faith Easter Season is a time for the strengthening of our faith. During Easter, Christ appeared and disappeared from his disciples’ sight multiple times. Forty days have been about enough for them to strengthen their faith in the Resurrection of the Lord. At this point, the words of Christ…

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Just Ask!

By Cheryl J | May 20, 2023

Jesus said to his disciples: “Amen, amen, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you…ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be complete.” John 16:23 Jesus’ words in today’s Gospel are both comforting and bewildering. Who among us can boast of having had all…

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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.