Reflection No Room at the Inn

“While they were there the time came for the baby to be born and she gave birth to her firstborn a son.  She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger because there was no room for them in the inn”.  Luke 2: 6-7. We read the beautiful story of Jesus’ birth every Christmas, gazing at the cute baby lying in the manger, Mary and Joseph kneeling in humble adoration surrounded by contented sheep, reverent shepherds, the cow and the donkey and perhaps an angel or two fluttering overhead.  It is a serene, peaceful scene and as children we loved it.  We still do! At the same time, we are …

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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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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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January 23rd, 2018 | Thought For The day

“Lord, you will show me the path of life,  the fullness of joy in your presence.”  (Psalm 25 : 4)

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    Prayer that purifies, strengthens and illuminates our path is like fuel for our journey towards full Christian unity.