Reflection OUR CHOICE FOR LIFE

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 …

Browse Reflections

Failte Welcome Croeso

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.

read more

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.

Latest News

view all news items
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 …

Read More »
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 …

Read More »
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.

read more
Upcoming Events
<< Apr 2018 >>
MTWTFSS
26 27 28 29 30 31 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 1 2 3 4 5 6
see all events

Today’s Prayer

view all prayers
  • Tweet Avatar
    Pope Francis
    @pontifex
    God calls each one of us, and each call is a gift that should fill us with joy.