I recently received an email from Uplift asking me to fill in a questionnaire on my views on abortion in the lead up to the referendum in Ireland this year.  I was about to delete the email when I paused and asked myself why I was reluctant to put my views on abortion in writing. It is often difficult to speak out publicly against abortion.  The chances are people will say: “What has it to do with you; you have never had a decision like that to make.  What can you as a celibate, contribute to the debate?”  We religious people, can be seen as closed and rigid and intolerant of …

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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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Gaudete et Exsultate April 13th, 2018

The publication of Pope Francis’s third apostolic exhortation, Gaudete et exsultate, has been widely welcomed. The exhortation, dated March 19, is on the call to holiness in today’s world. Church leaders have …

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Help avert catastrophe in D.R.C. April 13th, 2018

DR Congo: Funding urgently needed to avert catastrophe says CAFOD At a UN Pledging Conference on Friday, 13 April, in Geneva, international aid donors will be battling to raise the profile …

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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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    God calls each one of us, and each call is a gift that should fill us with joy.