A comment from one of our recently elected T.D.s raised some eyebrows. He said there is nothing we can do about the weather, implying that whatever happens is due to the ‘Man above’! The early Russian astronauts returned from outer space declaring that they had found no trace of heaven! Indeed, many of us also may still be operating out of the old concept that God is outside creation. Long before Science opened up the ‘New’ Story of the Universe and explained the inter-connectedness of all creation, the story was already told in the prayers of the Bible – viz. the Psalms. “The heavens proclaim the glory of God…” (Psalm 19). …

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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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Pope’s video message for ‘Be God’s Mercy’ project June 18th, 2016

A video message by Pope Francis was released on Friday to highlight an awareness and fund-raising initiative by the Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN). The charity’s …

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Holy Family Association Pilgrimage to Knock, 12 June 2016 June 14th, 2016

Homily at Eucharistic celebration by Fr. Brian Kavanagh (Priest Associate) The members of the Holy Family Association have travelled from different parts of Ireland to spend this day in this Holy …

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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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June 26th, 2016 | Thirteenth Sunday of the Year

If our desire is to have the qualities which St. Paul lists further on in this chapter – viz. love,  joy,  peace,  patience,  kindness,  goodness,  faithfulness,  gentleness and self-control – …

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