Reflection “Power is made perfect in weakness.” 2Cor. 12:9

St. Peter, referring to the letters of St. Paul, wrote: “There are some things in them, hard to understand.” So, what is Paul saying in the title to this article? He was pleading with the Lord for deliverance from something that was weighing on him. The Lord answered him, “My grace is enough for you, for in weakness power reaches perfection.” In his weakness, Paul discovered a source of strength far greater than any gift or talent of his own. His weakness led him to rely on God for the strength he needed. For us, too, weakness becomes strength when it turns us to prayer and trust in God. Strength …

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The Holy Family of Bordeaux is a worldwide 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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Irish Church launches Online Advent Calendar 2016 November 27th, 2016

Archbishop Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh and Chair of the Council for Communications of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, has launched a specially commissioned 2016 Advent Calendar on the homepage …

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#Red Wednesday November 19th, 2016

by Murcadha O Flaherty Church communities and other faith groups are coming together in an act of solidarity with those around the world suffering persecution because of their faith next week. …

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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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Today’s Prayer

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December 5th, 2016 | Second Monday of Advent

Loving Father,  as we prepare in these days for the coming of Jesus your Son.  We surrender to you the darkness of our lives,  and wait in expectant hope.

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    Jesus teaches us always to go to the essentials and to take on our own mission with responsibility.