As Cliff Richard, a British pop singer, sang many years ago, “Congratulations and Celebrations … we want the world to know we’re Happy as can be!” – We come together as the Holy Family of Bordeaux for our Bicentenary Celebration year of 2020 and give Our Thanks to Pierre Bienvenu Noailles for his vision 200 years ago, having just once again celebrated the Miraculous Benediction on 3rd February 2020! It’s quite an achievement that indeed it was 200 years ago that our Founder Pierre Bienvenu Noailles had the vision to bring not just the Priests and Sisters together but to include All vocations with such a firm vision for us all to …

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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:

  • 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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Remembering the Slave Trade and its modern forms August 28th, 2020

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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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