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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Sanctuary Champion Award Winner July 23rd, 2016

Sarah Teather, Director of Jesuit Refugee Service UK, has become the first person to receive the Sanctuary Champions award at the City of Sanctuary AGM today (Friday). City of Sanctuary …

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Pope Francis Message for WYD July 21st, 2016

Pope Francis sends personal greetings to young people from throughout the world gathering in Krakow for World Youth Day and to all the people of the “beloved Polish nation” as …

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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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July 27th, 2016 | Feast of St. Declan

In today’s Reading,  Jeremiah expresses the agony of his failure,  but God tells him a prophet must realise that what he preaches is difficult and painful.  He will have to …

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    Dear young people, stay united in prayer so that this WYD may be rich with spiritual fruits. See you tomorrow! #Krakow2016