In a recent interview the Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, speaking about a crisis of faith in Ireland, said, “For many, faith no longer plays a major role in their lives.  Believers often view the reality of faith through a secularized lens of modern media.”  Traces of God have been blurred by the endless noise and bustle of modern life and excessive rationalism. The tangible presence of God doesn’t even seem to be present in our most sacred liturgies.  We have moved very far from the disciples’ experience of Scripture when they said to one another, “Were not our hearts burning within us on the road, while he (Jesus) was …

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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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Irish Bishops urge ‘informed voting’ in EU elections May 21st, 2019

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Ireland released a statement on Monday ahead of European elections this week, reminding voters of the Christian values which motivated the founding of the European …

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The disabled Muslim who saved a church May 7th, 2019

WESTERN SAHARA Enrique Vaquerizo told for the Spanish online newspaper El Confidencial the incredible story of the man who saved the last Catholic Church in Dakhla (Sahara) Our Lady of Mount …

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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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