Reflection Reflection on a Golden Jubilee

A Time to Celebrate Any achievement is worthy of a celebration. It is great to have a motive for gathering and celebrating here today with Pauline, Annie, Ann and  Maria. Fifty years ago you went your separate ways; you were full of youthful energy, ready to take on the world. Catherine Moran HFB reflects Today you return to celebrate all that happened over the last fifty years. The purpose of any celebration is to heighten and intensify the meaning of something; celebrations demand to be shared, heightened and widened. We are happy, therefore, that so many of you join us today on this great occasion. Jesus came and declared a wedding, a feast, a celebration …

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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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A FAMILY ON MISSION September 25th, 2015

CONVINCED THAT COMMUNION IS POSSIBLE Together for the Mission A series of meetings of different groups in the Spiritual Family of Pierre Bienvenu Noailles took place at the Holy Family General House, Rome from 18 – 26 September’. The Council of the Family, 18 …

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Bradford’s Winning Gardeners September 23rd, 2015

WEST YORKSHIRE ORGANIC SHOW   The 26th annual Show was held in Saltaire, Bradford on 12 September 2015. Holy Family Sister Maria Crowley entered about 15 exhibits, namely vegetables, fruit, herbs and flowers, from St Matthew’s School Allotments. Maria started this project …

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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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October 7th, 2015 | Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary

In Luke’s Gospel (10 : 38-42) Jesus and his disciples were on their way when he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him.  …

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    Pope Francis
    The faith is not a gift just for me. Faith is given to be joyfully shared.