The stories of Jesus’ appearance after the resurrection have enormous appeal for us, not least because of the prominent role of the women who, from the very beginning, were disciples of Jesus and followed him as he went about teaching and preaching.  Scripture doesn’t specify just how many women disciples travelled with Jesus but Mark tells us that there were many.   They remain largely anonymous, serving quietly and faithfully, supporting Jesus and the male disciples “from their own possessions” (Luke 8:3).  We know the names of some of these women – Martha and Mary (Luke 10:36) Mary, the mother of Zebedee’s sons, Mary Magdalene, Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod’s …

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The Holy Family of Bordeaux is an International Spiritual and Apostolic Family founded in 1820 by Pierre Bienvenu Noailles,
a priest of Bordeaux. It is composed of women and men, youth and children, from all vocations and walks of life in
the Catholic Church – Apostolic and Contemplative Women Religious, Consecrated Secular Women,
Lay and Priest Associates.

All members, while living their own specific vocation, share the same mission, the same spirit
and aim and draw their inspiration from the Holy Family of Nazareth.

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In Britain and Ireland the Holy Family includes:

  • Apostolic Religious
  • Consecrated Seculars
  • Lay and Priest Associates
  • Youth

We invite our members, past pupils, friends and those interested in knowing more about and sharing our spirituality, charism and ministries to interact with us on this site.

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Pope’s advice to Youth Assembly July 16th, 2018

Pope advises youth assembly ‘not to be young people who have grown old’ Source: Vatican Media Pope Francis sent a message to young people on Sunday, meeting for the 6th Antilles Episcopal Conference …

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Pope Francis on third anniversary of Laudato Si’ July 10th, 2018

Address of Pope Francis on third anniversary of Laudato Si’ Source: Holy See Pope Francis gave the following address in the Clementine Hall on Friday, to participants at the international conference- ‘Saving our …

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Our Founder

Pierre Bienvenu Noailles was an enthusiastic young priest of Bordeaux who, at the age of 27, began to found what he then called the Association of the Holy Family.

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    Jesus invites us to build the civilization of love together in the situations we are called to live every day.