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03/09/2008
This year, Lourdes celebrates the 150th anniversary of the apparitions of the Virgin Mary to Bernadette Soubirous. The Jubilee celebration began on the of 8th December 2007 and will end on the 8th of December 2008. From 13th to 15th September, Pope Benedict XV1 is to visit the small Pyrenean town... Read more
02/08/2008
God’s dream and the dream of Family of Father Noailles was fulfilled. We had to break through differences that divided us; violent division in the country, ethnicity, languages, cultures, customs and attitudes. Holy Family Novices in joint formation in Sri Lanka share their difficult and... Read more
29/07/2008
We are the French-speaking Temporary Professed Sisters of the Holy Family of Bordeaux in Africa: Cameroon, Tchad, Rwanda and D.R. Congo. At present, we are taking part in a formation Session in Ifwanzondo, (D.R. Congo). The Holy Family Temporary Professed Sisters at Ifwanzondo in D.R.Congo We are... Read more
14/07/2008
Faithful echo of the Sovereign Pontiff’s directives that we have already had occasion to quote, the General Chapter of 1957 has marked for the Holy Family a turning point of history. Holy Family of Bordeaux marked a significant event which is the 50th Anniversary of introducing Provinces to replace... Read more
03/07/2008
From 15 -22 June 2008, the 49th International Eucharistic Congress took place in Quebec, presided by Cardinal Marc Ouellet, the Primate of the Church of Canada. Since it was impossible for the Pope to participate himself, he named Cardinal Josef Tomko Papal Legate to take his place. THE EUCHARIST,... Read more
02/07/2008
On June 28 we entered the Year of St. Paul, “The Apostle of the Nations”, who was particularly committed to announcing the Good News to all peoples, and who was untiring in his pursuit of unity and concord among all Christians. We invite you to look up the site dedicated to this event. Rome ,... Read more
29/06/2008
Maria da Conceicao Apparecida Marins was born in Sorocaba (a city that is situated near Sao Paulo) on 27th December, 1914, into a family of five children. After the death of her mother, she came to Sao Paulo to live with relatives. Maria da Conceicao Apparecida Marins was born in Sorocaba (a city... Read more
15/06/2008
6 sisters will participate to SEDOS Seminar 2008 - Missionary Church in a Globalizing World. Perpetue Mumpanga Angoulême Community - France 6 sisters will participate to SEDOS Seminar 2008 Ariccia – 20 to 24 May Missionary Church in a Globalizing World • Globalization • Missionary Church and... Read more
27/03/2008
During the last few months, two events that particularly captured our attention took place in France. These were: The Congress of Priest Associates at Martillac and, at almost the same time in Lourdes, a meeting of lay people and religious, members of a large diversity of Spiritual Families... Read more
21/03/2008
A NEW HOLY FAMILY COMMUNITY IN AN AREA OF HIGH IMMIGRATION THE REGION OF NIJAR IN ALMERIA The region of Nijar, made up of three villages, is one of the most extensive in Spain. There is a population of about 30.000 inhabitants registered and to that number one can add several thousand people who... Read more
18/03/2008
"Genesis affirms that the world was created by a personal God who is good and who loves his creation. God's injunction to humankind to "increase and multiply and have dominion over the earth is not a licence to exploit creation. WHAT ARE WE DOING TO OUR EARTH ? I n the beginning God created the... Read more
13/03/2008
Our sisters from Schefferville, Martha Groffen and Lieve Bosmans leave the Canadian Great North… Some months afterwards, they recall their experience... In the valleys, protected from the harsh northern wind, grow larch trees and birches. During the month of October it is as if all the sunlight is... Read more
07/01/2008
THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION FOR GOOD HARVEST India is a land of many religions and innumerable languages. It is more appropriate to describe India is a land of many festivals that signify her rich heritage and cultural past. Pongal is one such Indian festival that is celebrated with pomp and vigour... Read more
21/04/2007
In 2004 the Prioress of the Sisters Deaconesses, Sister Evangeline, expressed the following wish to the Major Women Superiors of France: “Wouldn’t it be yet another sign if some catholic religious joined us to live an ecumenical experience? Giving a common witness would be a fine sign of hope in... Read more
21/04/2007
On 27 th January 1997, three years after the terrible genocide five Holy Family Sisters arrived in Rwanda to found a community in Rushaki in the diocese of Byumba. They arrived amidst a people that had been decimated not only by the genocide but by the flight of so many to neighbouring countries,... Read more
21/04/2007
On 9 th April it will be two months since our sister Anaclet A’Kattar answered the call of the Father. Time has strengthened her presence among us. It is another kind of presence perhaps stronger than physical presence. This we can gather from some of the testimonies of those who were close to her... Read more