The pale blue dot that is our home   We are coming to the end of this first year of preparation for the 200th anniversary of our foundation.  During this year we looked back on our story as Holy Family, and we remembered and gave thanks for all the blessings we have received during this time.   Our Holy Family story, like all stories, originated 13.7 billion years ago in the original flaring forth that was the beginning of all that is.  In a single moment, all the energy that would ever exist in the entire course of time erupted as a single quantum – a singular gift – LIFE.  In the future, stars …

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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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Vatican initiatives for first World Day of Poor November 14th, 2017

This Sunday, November 19th marks the first World Day of the Poor, which Pope Francis called for at the conclusion of the Jubilee Year of Mercy. The Pontifical Council for New Evangelisation on …

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Pope calls for abolition of nuclear weapons November 11th, 2017

Pope Francis addressed the participants in an international symposium on disarmament and development on Friday. The two-day event has been organized by the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, in …

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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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November 20th, 2017 | Thought For The Day

Hatred in our hearts causes others to triumph over us.  Forgiveness causes us to triumph over ourselves and others.

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    Pope Francis
    On this day, I invite the entire Church to keep its gaze fixed on those who hold out their hands asking for our solidarity.