“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 is a chance …

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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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SAFEGUARDING MAY 2016 May 23rd, 2016

The safeguarding team met recently in our Convent in Newbridge. We reported on the input of the team at recent cluster meetings within the Unit, using the document, “Integrity in Ministry”, …

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Women Religious collaborate to fight Human Trafficking May 18th, 2016

The reality and complexity of human trafficking was outlined to a gathering of 850 members of the leadership of women’s religious congregations, at their meeting in Rome on 10 May. The speaker …

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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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May 25th, 2016 | Feast of St. Bede the Venerable, Priest & Doctor of the Church

Today’s Gospel is all about what Mark describes as “the way” of the Christian life.  Jesus calls the twelve aside to forewarn them about the frightful passion and death he …

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    God can fill our hearts with his love and help us continue our journey together towards the land of freedom and life.