News

21/09/2018
Recently at church, a mother of two young men approached me asking for spiritual help for her boys. Both men who are autistic show signs that they love the church, and longing to receive the Eucharist when they see their parents receiving. They were not prepared for the sacraments or given any help... Read more
10/09/2018
W e the Sisters in Bulan and the Lay Associates and with some volunteer leaders have been working with the ‘Pastoral Care for Children’s Program since 2017 June. We are taking care of 70 selected families in Obrero among the underprivileged, and those who live in the peripheries. We are glad that... Read more
31/08/2018
Creation day 1 September 2018 In 2015 Pope Francis designated 1 September annually as a world day of prayer for the care of creation in the Catholic Church. The day of prayer, the Pope said gives individuals and communities an opportunity to implore God’s help in protecting creation and an... Read more
30/07/2018
A great time was spent by 108 children in Mahil (be joyful) park on 11 th and 16 th July 2018. This park was opened by Holy Family sisters at Puthukudiyiruppu in Mullaithevu district on September 2015. The purpose of this accomplishment is to create a non-violent future generation in the... Read more
29/06/2018
On 19 June a group of thirty-six Holy Family Lay Members, Sisters and friends from Britain and Ireland arrived in Martillac to begin a week during which they would deepen their knowledge and appreciation of Fr. Noailles and his foundation in an atmosphere of rest and relaxation. We began our time... Read more
28/05/2018
The International session for Information/Communications service (from Monday 21 to Thursday 31) for the Family began this morning here in the Generalate. There are 24 participants from 18 Units and the Vicariate. It is a joy to have also the presence of Anne-Marie Sibille, one of our Lay... Read more
11/05/2018
Since we committed ourselves to the ministry of hosting refugees and asylum seekers, the communities of Clapham, St. Gabriel’s Road and Woodford Green have been working with the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS). This is an international Catholic organization, operating over 50 countries worldwide. The... Read more
11/05/2018
We had a session from 2 to 11May in kodaikanal Tamil Nadu India. Ana Maria ALCALDE the Superior General, Kumudinie DASSANAYAKE General Councilor and Malinie JAYAMANNE General bursar animated the session. The unit leaders, temporary professed sisters, and the sisters from formation team were the... Read more
21/04/2018
Coming together to protect our common Home “The urgent challenge to protect our common home includes a concern to bring the whole human family together to seek a sustainable and integral development, for we know that things can change…. Humanity still has the ability to work together in building... Read more
18/04/2018
Million women rise: “Together we can end male violence against women and girls” This year marked the 11 th anniversary of the Million Women Rise (MWR) march. MWR believes that male violence against women and children is a global pandemic. Violence devastates the lives of women, our families, and... Read more
08/04/2018
As we work our way through our Founder’s writings, it is intriguing to see how often he refers to Quasimodo Sunday as “the principal feast of the Association” or “the patronal feast of the Association”. Why was this Sunday so special that it was our “principal” feast? How could it be our “patronal... Read more
31/03/2018
“Easter is truly a verb, a dynamic event pushing upward from the darkness into the light.” Christians are Easter people. What that means to me is that we are dynamic: always growing, changing, moving, and engaging. Even those of us who cannot be “in motion” physically—because of necessary... Read more
14/03/2018
On the 13 th of March Ana Maria and Kumudinie had the opportunity of meeting with the Bishops of Pakistan who were in Rome for the occasion of their Ad Limina visit to the Holy See. It was a two-hour meeting, from 5.00 pm-7.00 pm, organized by Fr. Robert McCulloch, the Procurator-General of the... Read more
07/03/2018
We women; when we are connected to the deeper Spirit within, we listen and we trust, when we are connected to the Spirit, we know our value. Our Value is seeing our feminine quality in a new way; it is full of collaboration, community, creativity, fostering, and supporting one another. It's... Read more
13/02/2018
(12/02/2018)- Rome The pope met in the Vatican with participants in the International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking. Among them were victims, religious sisters who rescue people, and young volunteers. It was a Q&A style meeting, where the pope explained that in human... Read more
01/02/2018
In 1997, Pope Saint John Paul II instituted a day of prayer for women and men in consecrated life. This celebration is attached to the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord on February 2nd. This Feast is also known as Candlemas Day; the day on which candles are blessed symbolizing Christ who is the... Read more
17/01/2018
International Initial formation team has organized a session for accompaniers, from 17th – 28th Jan 2018 in Martillac. Margaret Muldoon and Colleen Moore are facilitating the group (40 participants including the team) to help them in the process of journeying together, listening deeply to the... Read more
10/01/2018
On Friday 8 th December 2017, St Mary’s Grammar School, Magherafelt celebrated the 90 th Anniversary of its foundation. Mass of Thanksgiving was presided over by Archbishop Eamon Martin, Primate of All Ireland, assisted by Monsignor O’Byrne, Fr Gates and Fr Brannigan of Magherafelt and priests from... Read more
08/01/2018
We are spread around Sri Lanka as cells in different parts of the country under the guidance of the Holy Family Sisters. We strive to inculcate and promote Holy Family values in our young lives engaging in social activities and living as a spiritually developed family. Fulfilling a long dreamt... Read more
04/01/2018
Sarah Teather is a former MP and presently Director of JRS UK. She was chosen at the City of Sanctuary AGM in 2016 to be the first person to receive the Sanctuary Champions award for her services to refugees. On Christmas Day this year, she gave the closing meditation on BBC Radio 4. In it she... Read more