The stories of Jesus’ appearance after the resurrection have enormous appeal for us, not least because of the prominent role of the women who, from the very beginning, were disciples of Jesus and followed him as he went about teaching and preaching.  Scripture doesn’t specify just how many women disciples travelled with Jesus but Mark tells us that there were many.   They remain largely anonymous, serving quietly and faithfully, supporting Jesus and the male disciples “from their own possessions” (Luke 8:3).  We know the names of some of these women – Martha and Mary (Luke 10:36) Mary, the mother of Zebedee’s sons, Mary Magdalene, Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod’s …

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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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The Intersection of Environment and Migration May 22nd, 2018

When Disaster Strikes: The Intersection of Environment and Migration By: Nancy Brouillard McKenzie Today, however, we have to realize that a true ecological approach always becomes a social approach; it must integrate questions …

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At the heart of Africa – fighting human trafficking May 21st, 2018

Pope Francis repeatedly appeals for concerted efforts on the part of all actors of society to address the root causes of human trafficking and to promote integral human development. He also decries the egoism …

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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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