Pope Francis’ recent Apostolic Exhortation, published on 19 March 2018 has been received positively for the most part. The Exhortation is hailed as a rich reflection on the universal call to holiness – a call addressed to everyone, from our next-door neighbour to the homeless person on the street. The Exhortation has five chapters covering a wide range of themes: a reiteration of Vatican II’s insistence that holiness is for all, without exception; a rich reflection on the Beatitudes, which if lived faithfully in our everyday lives are a sure path to holiness; a warning about the obstacles to holiness; the need for discernment of spirits in answering the call to holiness …Browse Reflections
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.
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.
Source: Vatican Media After an audience with Pope Francis earlier this year, and following his approval, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has said it has made changes to the …Read More »
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