During the Christmas season, we are invited to contemplate the great mystery of the Incarnation – God coming to us in the form of a tiny child, born to poor parents who could not find shelter and safety for the young mother who was about to give birth. Jesus was born into a world that was not very different from our world today. The Jews were under the occupation of the Romans. It was a world torn apart by war, violence, oppression, division and hatred. In becoming incarnate, our God experienced cold, hunger, fear, suffering, persecution and even finally, a cruel death at the hands of an oppressive, occupying force. The …

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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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Women’s march in London January 23rd, 2017

Jo Siedlecka January 22, 2017   Women’s marches were held in dozens of cities around the world on Saturday, to voice their concerns over the incoming administration of President Donald Trump. In London …

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2017 January 20th, 2017

The Presidents of the Council of European Bishops’ Conference and the Conference of European Churches has sent out this message for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2017. Dear Brothers …

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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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January 24th, 2017 | Feast of St. Francis de Sales, Bishop & Doctor of the Church

“United in their search for God’s will and seeking God Alone in all things, they discovered His presence and providence in the ordinary daily events of family life,  prayer and …

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