News

14/04/2020
MALAWI – the sisters and the priests of Benga Parish involve themselves in the prevention of COVID 19 Today (14/04/2020), the sisters and the youth with the support of their parish have started to bottle 600 liters of hydralcohol which will be distributed to 600 families and the medical centres... Read more
09/04/2020
Dear all, We are celebrating a more intense Easter than ever. The silence that surrounds us invites us to enter into our innermost being to participate more deeply in the Paschal Mystery that we celebrate. This Holy Thursday there will be no washing of the feet, but Jesus will be there, washing... Read more
02/03/2020
Change has been made possible in the lives of 163 war affected youth in Vanni by ‘knowing and accepting themselves through Meditation'! Smiling faces, positive attitude, determination to live a happy life, Building relationship are some of the values practically experienced by the youth! A... Read more
28/02/2020
Jesus, Mary and Joseph lived by the work of their hands for the love of the Father and in the service of their brothers and sisters. They are and example to us of a humble and hard-working family. At Nazareth we see the dignity of work. (Constitutions, Art. 203) Our contemplative life has a rhythm... Read more
17/01/2020
The Holy Family always tries to adapt to the inevitable and progressive ageing process of the Sisters. We want to ensure that those who have dedicated their whole life to the service of others will be able to spend the last stage of their life living out their commitment to the full. We realise... Read more
15/01/2020
Today the Anaivilunthan community of Jaffna unit Sri Lanka, had a special festive gathering with the Students (Holy Family Evening class project), community sisters and 50 other women headed families, who also benefit from the Holy Family Project. It was to celebrate the festive event of “Thai... Read more
13/12/2019
A group of asylum seekers from the JRS centre in London were delighted to be offered a stay, free of charge, with the Canonesses of St Augustine in Boarbank Hall, Grange- over- Sands. It was decided that the most regular participants of the women's prayer group which I lead every Tuesday, and the... Read more
13/12/2019
We all know that in 2015, Pope Francis wrote the encyclical letter Laudato sí on safeguarding our common home. This theme is becoming evermore topical. The International Union of Major Superiors (UISG) is always very open to the calls of the Church and of the world. So in June 2018, the executive... Read more
29/11/2019
Both Ana Maria and Kumudinie continued their journey to visit the community in Malawi from 15 th – 24 th November. This too was a visit for ‘getting to know’ the sisters, the reality of the context in which our sisters are inserted and live their mission. In early November they completed one year... Read more
29/11/2019
Ana Maria and Kumudinie visited Burkina Faso community from 5 th – 14 th November. This being their first visit, it was an opportunity to come to know the sisters, their ministry, the context and the challenges they face. It is an international, intercultural community of 4 sisters who are engaged... Read more
24/10/2019
In Rome these days - from Oct. 21 - 26, is the International Initial formation Team at work! They are having their last meeting as a Team. Hence the main purpose of this gathering is to do a re-reading of the work they have done together as a team for the past 6 years. This evaluation is based on... Read more
06/10/2019
The dates of the Special Synod for the Amazon: from Sunday, October 6 to Sunday, October 27, 2019 The General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops announces that the Holy Father Francisco has convoked the Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazonian Region, from Sunday 6 to Sunday... Read more
17/09/2019
Let us dare to be and create family today The above theme is addressed to the members of the council of the family; this important Family meeting began today 16 September 2019 in Martillac, France. Relating to our founder’s dream – the opening prayer distinctively portrayed the growth of our big... Read more
11/09/2019
In Martillac, this morning of the 11 September 2019, the 3 Leadership teams of Holy Family Consecrated life – the Secular, the Contemplative and the Apostolic – came together for a two day reflection and sharing on Holy Family life and mission. This time, the meeting is organized by the team of the... Read more
06/09/2019
Calendar The Season of Creation calendar has been revised to make it more international and ecumenical in character and more adaptable to the calendar expectations of different countries and traditions. Each community and country is; of course, free to modify this calendar so that it fits the dates... Read more
06/09/2019
“I pray that image and likeness of God in each person will enable us to acknowledge one another as sacred gifts endowed with immense dignity.” (Message from World Day of Peace, Pope Francis 2017) At the beginning of August, the Cardinal of our Diocese had invited all the Catholics in Bordeaux to... Read more
11/07/2019
Responding to the need for the formation of formators, the UISG (Union of International Superiors General) organized a five-month programme in Rome from February to June 2019. Three of our Sisters from Pakistan, India, and Sri Lanka, who participated in this, share their experience. Parveen... Read more
05/07/2019
Our one-month mobile Pilot project “UPLIFT GIRL CHILD” came to its end on 29 June 2019. We were glad to have this function on this day as a gift to our Dear Good Father Venerable Peter Bienvenu Noailles recalling his Feast Day. Every experience was an excitement…….They made us to be conscious of... Read more
05/07/2019
To speak of the Good Father is to evoke dreams... Dreams and dreams again... whose realization is in time... a time sometimes long but, for God, "a thousand years are like one day..." "Every year, the sisters celebrated the feast of St. Peter by offering him small gifts, objects that were supposed... Read more
28/06/2019
"Rethink and update the discernment process for the vocation of God Alone" In accordance with the above call – 2014 Chapter, the team members; Áine HAYDE Colleen MOORE, Sile McGowan and Ana Maria ALCALDE (our superior General) are meeting here in Rome, revising the process of discernment for the... Read more