Reflection WE REMEMBER

This year we begin a period of reflection leading up to the celebration of the 200 anniversary of our foundation. This will be a time of reflection, remembering who we are, where we have come from and where we are going. I am struck by the two-fold meaning of the word “re-member” – calling to mind and coming together again. We call to mind our past story and, in the re-telling of that story, we come together as members of the one Family. This is what we aspire to during this time – to draw more closely together as one Family of five vocations as we retell the story of …

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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 to host seminar on safeguarding March 16th, 2017

The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors is to hold a global seminar at the Pontifical Gregorian University on safeguarding children. The event, entitled ‘Safeguarding in Homes and Schools: Learning …

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International Women’s Day March 8th, 2017

CAFOD Lent prayer and reflection for International Women’s Day Today is International Women’s Day! A day when we celebrate the many achievements of women around the world and recognise the vital …

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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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March 25th, 2017 | Third Week of Lent – Feast of The Annunciation Of The Lord

“Then Mary said; ‘Here am I,  the servant of the Lord;  let it be with me according to your Word.’” (Luke 1 : 38) Giving her consent to God’s Word,  Mary …

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    The word of God is alive and powerful, capable of bringing about the conversion of hearts.