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The Path of Wisdom

By Fr. Venatius Oforka | June 6, 2023

One of the indispensable virtues required by those in the service of God is wisdom. Any Christian, who wants to serve God effectively, must respond promptly and faithfully to the injunction of the Lord: “You must be as wise as the serpent but as innocent as the dove” (Mt. 10: 16). In the Holy Scripture,…

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The Stone Rejected by the Builders

By Fr. Mike Moore | June 5, 2023

“The stone rejected by the builders has become the cornerstone.” This quote from today’s gospel is well-known to anyone familiar with Scripture. Old Testament Psalm 118 is the Old Testament source of Jesus’ quote. It is a psalm of thanksgiving, in which the psalmist praises God for delivering him from pagan armies. The ‘stone’ seems…

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And With Your Spirit

By Paul Verderber | June 4, 2023

Every time we go to Mass, we reply back to the Priest with the words, “and with your spirit”, and sometimes we lift up our hands in praise. This phrase changed a few years back, but most of us are getting used to this new wording. When I go to Mass with fallen away Catholics,…

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By Tristan Evans | June 3, 2023

The word for today is “WISDOM” and what a befitting word for the day. Just a few weeks ago, many youths were emblazoned with the Holy Spirit and His many gifts, wisdom being one of them. Just last Sunday we celebrated Pentecost, the day the Holy Spirit, working through the apostles, was brought forth the…

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God is Hungry

By Fr. Christian Amah | June 2, 2023

Jesus was hungry. He looked to a fig tree for some fruits but found none. So, He cursed the fig tree because it had no fruits on it. There was no fruit because it was not the season for bearing fruits. The fig tree withered as a result of Jesus’ curse upon it. Peter asked…

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Ask, Seek, and Receive Answers

By Fr. Maurice Emelu | June 1, 2023

It’s easy to get lost in the noise and confusion of life and not find answers to what we seek. We seek answers to our deepest questions but often come up empty-handed. Noise and doubts becloud our minds. Yet, as people of faith, we believe God has given us all we need to find these…

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God’s Visitation: Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

By Fr. Archie Tacay | May 31, 2023

Whenever I meditate on this Gospel, I always remember a beautiful picture in my wallpaper of my smartphone. It is the image of the Virgin wearing a pink veil, looking intently at me. There is a sense of serious concern on her face, yet her face is brightened by joy and wonder. She is going…

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Making a Radical Choice for God

By John and Kathy Schultz | May 30, 2023

One of the greatest gifts my parents gave me was sending me to Catholic elementary school. During my five years at St. Philip Neri, fifty percent of my teachers were the Sisters of Saint Joseph. In the 1960’s our nuns were in full habit from wimple to the large rosary beads cascading down the front…

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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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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.