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The sound of a bird singing its little heart out is like God’s trumpet call from the beginning of a new day through to the end of the day. As I attended a retreat recently, the birds didn’t adhere to the instruction of ‘silent retreat’ – from first light, through mass, lunch, evening meal and lights out – they sang continuously!  I think they were putting a voice to all our thoughts and prayers during that week – which we were all so very grateful for! The calming sounds of nature also gave great respite from today’s rush and materialistic world.  The simplicity of sounds such as the rippling water in the …

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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.

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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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At the end of Pope Francis’ three-nation visit to Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius many have described the Apostolic voyage as one characterised by joy. Paul Samasumo – Vatican City The images were …

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US religious sisters urge President to stop divisive rhetoric August 16th, 2019

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious has written a letter to President Trump calling on President Trump to end all divisive rhetoric The letter, was affirmed by the 663 LCWR …

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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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