In the Holy Family Association, the work that Fr. Noailles founded, there is incorporated a dynamic principle, a capacity for renewal, adaptation and change. The Founder had a vision which was conditioned by his history. His followers keep the charism alive by entering into their history, while being faithful to his intentions and spirit. They translate into present-day language both the past happenings that created their identity and the Word that reveals God. The charism is a ray of light on the mystery of salvation and also a special mission.
Today the Holy Family comprises:
- Apostolic and Contemplative Sisters who together form a Religious Institute
- an Institute of Consecrated Secular Women
- Lay Associates
- Priest Associates
A sign and leaven of unity, the Family is a centre of sharing and mutual support and a source of apostolic vitality. All its members are motivated by the same spirit and the same aim. In solidarity and complementarity, they bear witness to the Church-as-Family. They are responsible for living out the Founder's charism in a way which is relevant for their own time and for all time, and for spreading it and making it known.