Reflection I AM A TEACHER

Let me give children the healing knowledge that there is a better way, a more beautiful way to live each day of their lives. A physician I am not, but healing is part of my profession. Let me give some child hope for eternity, peace in this life, confidence in what will come. I am not a member of the clergy, but faith is part of my profession. Let me give children a feeling of justice, a sensitivity for right and wrong, a love of truth and abhorrence of evil. A legal adviser I am not, but justice is part of my profession. Let me bring children relief from pain of disappointment and disillusionment, a remedy for dissolving personality, an escape from the ravages of self-pity. A psychologist …

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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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Consecrated Life and Jubilee November 8th, 2015

Reflection by Anne Kearney HFB at a Mass  in the Parish of Moneenroe/Clogh, in a combined celebration of her Golden Jubilee in the Holy Family Religious Institute and the Year …

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Pope’s Homeless Hostel October 14th, 2015

A Model to be followed in our Countries? The venture had been up and running for a few days and the official inauguration had taken place away from prying eyes before …

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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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November 29th, 2015 | First Sunday of Advent

Today as we begin the First week of Advent, we are in a time of preparation  for the Feast of the Incarnation at Christmas.  As Christians we look forward to …

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    Where there is violence and hatred, Christians are called to witness to the God who is Love.