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If you forgive…

By Cheryl J | February 20, 2024

Gladys Staines, the widow of Australian missionary Graham Staines, found it in her heart to forgive Dara Singh and the mob that set fire to the jeep where her husband and sons, Philip (10) and Timothy (6), were asleep in a remote village in Odisha, India. Graham had spent 30 years serving impoverished tribals and…

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Whatever!

By D'Souza Family | February 19, 2024

Today’s readings are perfectly timed, seeing how we are at the very start of Lent. The LORD reminds us that a judgment awaits us on the last day. And we will be judged on every human interaction we have had and a bit more worryingly, those pesky errors of omission. For Our God takes everything…

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Into the Desert

By Joanne Huestis-Dalrymple | February 18, 2024

Today’s gospel account from the book of Mark is a very short, to the point, account of Jesus going to the desert, being tempted, and returning ready to minister. If we look up the definition of desert, some synonyms for the word are barren land, wilderness, and dust bowl. Dust bowl stands out as we…

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“Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth.”

By Matthew Kelly | February 17, 2024

Lord Jesus, There is nothing, besides other people, that I have seen such beauty in, than in the grace of repentance. In a weird way, I feel privileged that the dishonesty of the random auto shop owner was revealed to me. Not because I am happy that the owner was dishonest. No, for that I…

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Self-Giving Living

By Celina Manville | February 16, 2024

Lent is indeed a time of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving, yet how easy it is to get caught up in these practices externally without thought to the internal preparation. In today’s first reading, Isaiah calls out the people for this: Lo, on your fast day, you carry out your own pursuits and drive all your…

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Take Up Your Cross and Follow Me

By Fr. Sylvanus Amaobi | February 15, 2024

Dear brothers and sisters, “This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24). A Clarion Call In today’s Gospel reading, Jesus Christ tells us, “If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” Our crosses…

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Ash Val Day

By Fr. Nnaemeka Paschal Ajuka | February 14, 2024

Ash Wednesday/ Valentine’s Day: As the New Year feel of January wears off and February brings us Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day, it is a time to reflect on how we think about love and its role in our lives. How can those who are celebrating look at their celebration from another perspective? How can…

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Beyond the Forgotten Bread: Unravelling the Deeper Truth in Mark 8: 14 -21

By Fr. Alex Igbozuruike | February 13, 2024

Today’s Gospel builds upon the miracle of Jesus feeding about 4,000 people with seven loaves and a few fish. At the end of this mission, Jesus and His disciples entered a boat and sailed to the other side of the river. Now, imagine being in this boat with Jesus, crossing the river, when the realization…

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James and his Letter of Contradictions

By Jerry DeMelo Jr. | February 12, 2024

Who Was the Author of the Letter of James? Lokobos Mikros, more commonly known as James the Less, or James the Younger – an apostle and first bishop of Jerusalem wrote the Letter of James. He was also one of the brothers of the Lord, a fact that can be discerned by a careful reading…

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Barrier Breaker

By Fr. John Bosco Obiako | February 11, 2024

We are on the last Sunday before the beginning of the Holy Season of Lent. The readings of today, for me, set us in the mood for one of the purposes that the season of Lent serves for us Christians: purifying our hearts from the leprosy of sin and lukewarmness. Divine Compassion In the Gospel…

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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

Biblical

I have laid up thy word in my heart, that I might not sin against thee.

Kathleen DiNobile Campagnone

Personal

That was Beautiful! Thank you—a GREAT reading to begin my day! Thank you & God Bless🙏🙏

Revelation 12:10-11

Biblical

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.