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Why We Fast

By Fr. Christian Amah | July 2, 2022

We fast to enable a good atmosphere of prayer. Of course, we are talking about spiritual fasting. Some people fast for physical health reasons. Whatever be the reason, fasting as giving up a certain satisfaction for a higher good has great benefits. It is almost impossible to have a healthy spiritual life without fasting. Jesus’…

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Mercy and Generosity Against Greed 

By Fr. Maurice Emelu | July 1, 2022

Greed or mercy and generosity? Some people believe that being greedy leads to more success. However, when we look at the bigger picture, mercy and generosity are essential for a healthy society. They create a balance between giving and taking, preventing people from becoming too greedy or too selfish. True happiness does not come from…

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Cure from Paralysis

By John and Kathy Schultz | June 30, 2022

Of all the types of illness we may dread, the fear of paralysis likely ranks high on the list for us. The total inability to act for oneself creates profound needs. Unable to relieve the smallest and most basic of physical needs, the paralytic is dependent upon others. At a first quick read of today’s…

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Return From Darkness

By Deborah van Kroonenburg | June 29, 2022

King Herod’s men attack us, taking James first, and straight away Herod has him beheaded like John the Baptist. Immediately after that he has me arrested; flung into prison. No one can approach me in that dark prison. And there are so many soldiers assigned to me. Why are they so afraid of one man?…

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Why Are You Terrified?

By Sister Veronica Schueler, F.S.E. | June 28, 2022

The Word Pronounced Today’s readings deal with two kinds of fear. The first is the fear that the prophet asserts the people of Israel should have because of their transgressions against the law of God. After all that their God has done for them, the people have not returned to Him but have gone their…

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Caring Like the Master

By Fr. John Opara | June 27, 2022

Parenting has been rated as one of the most demanding jobs ever. The fact that children ask many questions, are full of anxiety, fears, and in need of guidance at all times, makes parenting a 24-hour-a-day job. Seven days a week. 365 days a year. However, for most parents, it is the most beautiful job…

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Freedom: Follow the Lord

By Arlene Braganza | June 26, 2022

It’s interesting how the first and second readings today both use the word “yoke”. In the first reading from the Book of Kings, Elisha is plowing with twelve yokes of oxen. Obviously, he comes from a well-to-do family. Elijah went over to him and threw his cloak over Elisha. That must have been an indication…

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Celebrating the Heart of a Mother in a Troubled World

By Fr. Luke Ijezie | June 25, 2022

Today the Church celebrates the Immaculate Heart of Mary, which usually occurs on the Saturday of the second week after Pentecost. The celebration, which is marked as a memorial, centers on the maternal heart of Mary, Mother of Christ, and her compassionate love for the world which is portrayed in its suffering nature. Mary is…

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By Nicole Buchholz | June 24, 2022

It is difficult to limit myself to a few paragraphs when it comes to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. As a Catholic, as a Christian, He is my Savior and Lord. As a woman wholly consecrated to Him, He is my Spouse and my greatest love, the most ardent desire of my heart. So, of…

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Live and Let to Live: The Joy of Having a Baby (The Nativity of John the Baptist)

By Fr. Cyriacus Uzochukwu | June 23, 2022

‘For it was you who created my being, knit me together in my mother’s womb. I thank you Lord for the wonder of my being, for the wonders of all your creation’ (Ps 139: 13-14). My dear friends, there is great joy today as we mark the solemnity of the nativity of John the Baptist.…

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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.