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Why was Nicodemus Different?

By Jerry DeMelo Jr. | April 12, 2021

It is impossible to reflect on the dialogue between Nicodemus and Jesus in today’s Gospel without thinking about Baptism. In fact, the importance of Baptism was St John’s purpose in memorializing the encounter. Jesus taught unequivocally about the necessity of water and spirit for Nicodemus to be born anothen (sometimes translated born from above or…

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By Joanne Huestis-Dalrymple | April 11, 2021

On this second Sunday of Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday, it is important to reflect on the Risen Lord and how we can be instruments of God’s mercy. When the disciples gathered in the upper room after the resurrection it was more out of fear than of faith, for they did not yet understand how they…

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Three Mandates of Mercy

By Fr. Maurice Emelu | April 11, 2021

It must have been between the 20th and 25th of October 1936, when Sister Maria Faustyna [Faustina] Kowalska was in and out of a hospital in Krakow, Poland, suffering the pains of a disease (probably tuberculosis). She received one of the series of messages about Divine Mercy. It was one of the decisive points in…

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See the Light

By Dr. Radhika Sharda | April 10, 2021

“We cannot keep from proclaiming what we have seen and heard.”—Acts 4:20 Friends, during this season of Easter, I invite you to meditate on this simple but rather powerful line from the book of Acts: “We cannot keep from proclaiming what we have seen and heard.”  Etch these words on your heart today, for the…

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Come and Dine

By Dr. David Cooper | April 9, 2021

Today’s Gospel reading from St. John reminds me of a song my family used to sing as grace before meals, “Come and Dine” by CB Widmeyer. Here are the words:  “Come and dine,” the Master calleth, “Come and dine. He who fed the multitudes, turned the waters into wine, to the hungry ones calleth now,…

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Witnessing to the Resurrection of Christ

By Fr. Maurice Emelu | April 8, 2021

Human response to events is complex. We observe, experience, make judgements and respond according to evaluations and convictions about these things. What one judges meaningful is what one could proudly and boldly transmit to others, be they families or friends. This process applies particularly to the transmission of the Good News of Christ since bearing…

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The Power of Recognition

By Fr. Tony Ohaekwusi | April 7, 2021

A woman came to see me during my first parish assignment. It was just a few months after my priestly ordination. She wanted me to sign the marriage bans for her daughter’s wedding, so I gave her an appointment. On the day of the appointment, a few minutes before the appointed time, she came to…

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Sorrow in the Night but Joy in the Morning

By Fr. Venatius Oforka | April 6, 2021

The tomb is empty. He is risen. The angels testify. Mary joyfully encounters Him, the Rabbuni. This is an incredible testimony to the fact that a long and rough night will eventually metamorphose into a bright joyful morning. For no human condition is permanent. “Everything gives way and nothing stays fixed”, says the philosopher Heraclitus.…

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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.


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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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