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Calling No One Father and The Seat of Moses

By Fr. Christian Amah | March 2, 2021

I have heard some people object to the title, “Father” that is addressed to priests because according to them, Jesus commanded us not to call anyone Father. How about our biological fathers? Are we also not supposed to address them as fathers? What about the other titles mentioned by Jesus, teacher, master? This is one…

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Leading by Mercy

By Fr. Maurice Emelu | March 1, 2021

This reflection is on mercy as a crucial quality of a virtuous life. Let’s begin with you. I mean, you as you are and me as I am. Specifically, you and me as believers, we, as people, granted the grace of faith, people called in love to communion with our Creator. Is it because we…

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A Joyful Stop Along the Lenten Road!

By Fr. Justino Cornejo | February 28, 2021

Not too long ago, we started the season of Lent, with the celebration of Ash Wednesday. On that day, the Church invited us to start a forty-day journey of preparation for the celebration of the feast of feasts: Easter! Forty days can be a long time. Along the way we may lose our perspective, and…

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One Family

By Fr. John Opara | February 27, 2021

Family expresses the love and relationship shared by husband and wife, and their children (if they are blessed with children). It is a love that is rich in patience, forgiveness, care and concern for one another. These characteristics also exist when we refer to the Church as the family of God.  The Church as family…

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Stay on the Straight and Narrow

By Arlene Braganza | February 26, 2021

In today’s first reading, Prophet Ezekiel exhorts us to stay on the straight and narrow path, following the Lord.  Even if we fail and fall into temptation and sin, we can rise up, beg for forgiveness through the sacrament of Reconciliation, and be in God’s graces again. The thought of being separated from God due…

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Knocking on God’s Door

By Fr. Luke Ijezie | February 25, 2021

A friend narrated how he once rushed a seriously sick man to a nearby general hospital, but upon reaching the hospital he found that the doors were securely closed and sealed. The reason was that the hospital staff was on strike. The sick man would have died if not that a decision was made to…

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It Worked in Ninevah, It Works Now

By Kelly Vardakas | February 24, 2021

We see in today’s first reading that God was ready to destroy Ninevah because of the evil that was occurring there. Jonah was called by God to prophesy to the people that the city would be destroyed in 40 days. The people took this prophesy seriously and began to fast and make sacrifices to God, the…

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The Lord’s Prayer: A Guide to Our Prayer

By Fr. Cyriacus Uzochukwu | February 23, 2021

My dear friends, as we have entered the Lenten season, we should have an increased emphasis on prayer and Penance.  Today in the gospel of Matthew, Jesus sets the pace of prayer.  He gives the guide, a pattern and a model of prayer to his disciples when he said to them: “so you should pray like…

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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

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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🙏🙏

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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.

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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. 

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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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