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Life is Christ, Death is Gain

By Nicole Buchholz | September 24, 2023

Lately I have been reflecting on life and death quite regularly. I’m sure that is why, when I first read today’s readings, the second reading seemed to stick out to me particularly. For the past few months good friends have lost a parent or found out they may soon lose one, cancer has resurfaced, babies…

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Disposition Towards the Word of God

By Fr. Cyriacus Uzochukwu | September 23, 2023

Dear friends, it is a known fact that Jesus is a great teacher, and he uses different methods in putting across his message of salvation to his followers. Today he uses the parable of the Sower in the gospel to teach his audience the secret ministries of his kingdom. He narrates the action of the…

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Evangelization Through Virtue

By Erin Szurgot | September 22, 2023

In the first two verses of 1 Timothy 6, St. Paul tells servants to regard those in authority over them as worthy of all honor so that the name of God may not be defamed. If that person happens to be a believer, all the more reason to serve well. St. Paul is exhorting us…

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Follow Me: Feast of St Matthew

By Deborah van Kroonenburg | September 21, 2023

I could not bear the idea of standing idle in the marketplace, waiting for a man to hire me, waiting all day until the sun set on my hopes. Even so, this was the worst work a man could have. I used to think that it would be better to be wounded, or sick, than…

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By Cheryl J | September 20, 2023

“You should know how to behave in the household of God” 1 Timothy 3:14 Not long ago, I was in a grocery store where a 9-year-old boy loudly questioned his mother, “But why can’t I have an iPhone?” His exasperated Mum, hauling along his younger sister with one hand, and pushing her over-laden cart with…

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Arise, O Sleeper!

By D'Souza Family | September 19, 2023

Today’s Gospel reminds us of the precious gift of life and its fleeting nature. The young man is raised to life and returned to his widowed mother, an act that provokes fear, astonishment, and a profession of faith. Jesus is God, fully human and fully divine, He understands everything we are going through, and is…

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First of All

By Fr. John Bosco Obiako | September 18, 2023

First of all, I ask that supplications, prayers, petitions, and thanksgivings be offered for everyone, for kings and for all in authority, that we may lead a quiet and tranquil life in all devotion and dignity (1 Timothy 2:1-2). The expression “first of all” which the Apostle Paul uses in the First Reading of today…

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Reverberation of Relational Rejection

By Matthew Kelly | September 17, 2023

One interpretation on the Garden of Eden story regarding Adam’s first sin was that he decided that though he knew he shouldn’t partake of the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, he did so anyway for fear that by his denial of the fruit, he would experience some form of…

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The Fruit of a Firm Foundation

By Celina Manville | September 16, 2023

There is nothing like a piece of ripe fruit. It is beautiful, colorful, juicy, sweet, nutritious, and delicious. In today’s Gospel, Jesus reminds us that good fruit can only come from a good tree and bad fruit (think rotten, spoiled, foul odor, unsatisfying), can only come from a bad tree. The tree, the fruit’s foundation,…

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The Memorial of our Lady of Sorrows

By Fr. Sylvanus Amaobi | September 15, 2023

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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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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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.