Reflection Your life is hidden with Christ

These April days bring with them signs of new life in all of creation. Before our eyes the buds are bursting open revealing magnificent colours. Liturgically we have entered Eastertide – fifty days of celebration until the feast of Pentecost. On Easter Sunday the reading from Colossians 3:1-4 caught my attention – your life is hidden with Christ in God. So, I found myself thinking am I content to have my life with Christ hidden? A few months ago, I read a reflection on this scripture text and it presented the challenge – if you have a life with Christ then act on it!! I suppose it is true to say …

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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:

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Pax Christi Reflection for Pentecost Sunday June 9th, 2019

Feeling a presence that disturbs – Gifts are often unexpected and surprising. On Pentecost day, the birthday of the church, the gift of the Holy Spirit is given to the followers …

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Iraq: Young Christians distribute roses to Muslims for Eid al Fitr June 8th, 2019

In Mosul, young Christians, Yazidis and Shabaks, offered white roses and sweets to their Muslim neighbours for Eid al Fitr, the Islamic festival that ends the holy month of Ramadan. The …

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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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