Reflection “To every thing there is a season…” (Ecclesiastes: 3:1)

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:” (Ecclesiastes: 3:1) We are coming into Spring, in the garden there are a few brave daffodils flowering in the shelter of larger plants. Trees are beginning to bud and we can see green shoots everywhere.  The nights become lighter, the darkness of winter is fading, and everything around us is a sign of hope. As the poet Christina Rosetti says: “There is no time like Spring, When life’s alive in everything,” We are surrounded by new life, crocus, snowdrops, daffodils, baby lambs in the fields. Gerard Manley Hopkins said “What is all this juice and all this joy? A …

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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



The Holy Family of Bordeaux is a Charitable Trust
Charity Registration Number 232633 (England and Wales) and Charity Registration Number 20016579 (Ireland)

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Source: Vatican News Pope Francis released a message today for the 59th World Day of Prayer for Vocations, on 8th May – Good Shepherd Sunday – on the theme ‘Called to Build …

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The head of Sri Lanka’s Catholic Church has made an impassioned plea to Pope Francis to help discover the truth behind the Easter bombings. During an audience with the Pope in …

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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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