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 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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Former migrant and Muslim wins Columban Competition March 16th, 2018

By: Ellen Teague A former migrant and Muslim has won the Columban Young Journalists Competition (print) in Britain with her article ‘I was a stranger and you made me welcome’. Sixteen-year-old Ahlaam …

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Vatican diplomat on contribution of men and women to society March 9th, 2018

In his International Women’s Day address to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Mgr Janusz S Urbańczyk Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office on Gender Issues, said …

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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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    Pope Francis
    Dear fathers, happy Feast of St. Joseph! Follow his example when caring for your children as they grow up in wisdom and grace.