On the first January this year, Pope Francis delivered his usual message of peace to the world.  He urged us to remember the 250 million migrants worldwide of whom 22.5 million are refugees – men and women, young and elderly – people who are fleeing war and violence and searching for somewhere to live in peace.  Peace, the Pope says, is a profound aspiration that we all share and yet as we know, world peace seems to forever elude us. We have celebrated the birth of Jesus, he who is called the Prince of Peace, he who promised us: “peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you” …

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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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Day of Prayer and Fasting for DRC and Sudan February 16th, 2018

Vatican calls on all faiths to join day of prayer for peace on Friday, 23 February The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue is urging members of all different religious traditions to …

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Pope Francis’ Lenten Message 2018 February 13th, 2018

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR LENT 2018   “Because of the increase of inquity, the love of many will grow cold” (Mt 24:12)   Dear Brothers and Sisters, Once again, the Pasch of the Lord …

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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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February 26th, 2018 | Thought For The Day

Those who freely give love and kindness are always recipients of them as well.

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    Let us invoke the gift of peace for the whole world, especially for those people who are suffering most because of ongoing conflicts.