The Healing Power of Mercy “All in the April evening I thought on the Lamb of God.” K. Tynan When Pope Francis was asked what was the most important thing a believer should do during the Holy Year of Mercy, he replied: “He should open up to the mercy of God, open up his heart and himself, and allow Jesus to come towards him by approaching the confessional with faith, and he should try to be merciful to others.” St. Bernard of Clairvaux prayed: “O Good Jesus, when distress has made me weep, have you not anointed my wounded conscience with the ointment of your mercy and poured in the oil of gladness?” God’s forgiveness …Browse Reflections
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.
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.
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 Familyread more