Reflection GAUDETE et EXSULTATE

Pope Francis’ recent Apostolic Exhortation, published on 19 March 2018 has been received positively for the most part.  The Exhortation is hailed as a rich reflection on the universal call to holiness – a call addressed to everyone, from our next-door neighbour to the homeless person on the street. The Exhortation has five chapters covering a wide range of themes: a reiteration of Vatican II’s insistence that holiness is for all, without exception; a rich reflection on the Beatitudes, which if lived faithfully in our everyday lives are a sure path to holiness; a warning about the obstacles to holiness; the need for discernment of spirits in answering the call to holiness …

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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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Pope Francis says death penalty always inadmissible August 3rd, 2018

Source: Vatican Media After an audience with Pope Francis earlier this year, and following his approval, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has said it has made changes to the …

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Overturn a cruel asylum system July 25th, 2018

NJPN Conference: Overturn a “deliberately cruel asylum system” By: Philip Crispin Sarah Teather, the Director of the Jesuit Refugee Service, has urged people of good will to come together in order to overturn …

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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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    Mary, Mother of tenderness who is always near, teach us how to live and have faith.