Reflection WE REMEMBER

This year we begin a period of reflection leading up to the celebration of the 200 anniversary of our foundation. This will be a time of reflection, remembering who we are, where we have come from and where we are going. I am struck by the two-fold meaning of the word “re-member” – calling to mind and coming together again. We call to mind our past story and, in the re-telling of that story, we come together as members of the one Family. This is what we aspire to during this time – to draw more closely together as one Family of five vocations as we retell the story of …

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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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Refugees bring dying Italian village back to life April 18th, 2017

In the foothills of the Aspromonte mountains in southern Italy, the silence of a once-dying village is broken by the laughter of a small group of refugees. Tiny Sant’Alessio has been …

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Pope Francis’ Laundrette Opens April 11th, 2017

The first washing machines and tumble dryers for the homeless in Rome whirred into action on Monday as ‘Pope Francis’ Laundry’ opened its doors to provide a much needed service. One …

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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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Today’s Prayer

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April 23rd, 2017 | Second Sunday of Easter

“Jesus said to him; ‘Have you believed because you have seen me?  Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.’” (John 20 : 29) The struggle …

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