Reflection Creation Time

In this Creation time from the 1 September to the 4 October my eyes are drawn towards the beautiful Spanish Chestnut Tree in the grounds of Mt. St. Anne’s in Killenard, County Laois. There she stood throughout Winter, -solid, strong and yet bare. Snow came and covered her in a beautiful white mantle. – But bare she remained throughout Spring- no leaves appeared. I wondered would we ever see the green again on her beautifully formed branches. It was a waiting time. It seemed nothing was happening. Nature knew how to wait until that time after Easter when Brother Sun blessed us with warmth and light. Everything began to change …

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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:

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At the Synod for Youth October 9th, 2018

Youth Synod focuses on sexual abuse, role of women By: Russell Pollitt SJSource: Vatican Media Three participants at the Synod of Bishops on Youth attended the daily press briefing on Monday and addressed the …

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Season of Creation ends but the journey continues October 4th, 2018

Source: Global Catholic Climate Movement The Season of Creation is a special time of action and prayer for Christians everywhere. Over the past month, we’ve walked towards better care of creation. In …

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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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