During the Christmas season, we are invited to contemplate the great mystery of the Incarnation – God coming to us in the form of a tiny child, born to poor parents who could not find shelter and safety for the young mother who was about to give birth. Jesus was born into a world that was not very different from our world today. The Jews were under the occupation of the Romans. It was a world torn apart by war, violence, oppression, division and hatred. In becoming incarnate, our God experienced cold, hunger, fear, suffering, persecution and even finally, a cruel death at the hands of an oppressive, occupying force. The …

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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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World Day for Consecrated Life 2016 February 4th, 2017

On World Day for Consecrated Life Pope advises religious to avoid ‘survival mentality’   When the parents of Jesus brought the Child in fulfilment of the prescriptions of the law, Simeon, “guided …

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Pope Francis homily at close of Christian Unity Week January 26th, 2017

Pope Francis delivered the following homily on the Solemnity of the Conversion of St Paul at the celebration of Vespers at the Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls for …

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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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February 23rd, 2017 | Feast of St. Polycarp, Bishop & Martyr

“Jesus said; ‘For truly I tell you,  whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you bear the name of Christ will by no means lose the reward.’” …

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    Jesus entrusted to Peter the keys to open the entrance to the kingdom of heaven, and not to close it.