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16/01/2009
We cannot be impervious to:The World Day of Migrants and Refugees on the 18th January 2009.There are more than 20 million refugees in the world. This is a drama that impacts on our countries, our families and our Sisters. We cannot be impervious to: The World Day of Migrants and Refugees 18th... Read more
08/01/2009
A couple with a little child was fortunate to receive a gift of a little cottage. The family had been living in a thatched hut. It is worth sharing how their dream of a home became a reality. A warm welcome A family received the gift of a cottage from the Holy Family students of Kurunagala in Sri... Read more
02/01/2009
Monday 29 December 2008 – Friday 2 January 2009 40,000 young adults from across Europe and other continents gathered in Brussels at the call of the Taizé Community. After Geneva, Zagreb, Milan, Lisbon and Hamburg, the Brussels meeting is the 31st meeting of European youth led by Taizé. This new... Read more
01/01/2009
As it was with Mary, we begin the New Year with grace, blessings and hope. Like her, we receive the same blessings that Yahweh bestowed on His people, Israel, as spoken to Moses. Mary, Mother of God As it was with Mary, we begin the New Year with grace, blessings and hope. Like her, we receive the... Read more
28/12/2008
Mary and Joseph obeyed the orders of the Emperor, however painful they were, without complaining or seeking to be exempt. Reflection of the Holy Family Mary and Joseph obeyed the orders of the Emperor, however painful they were, without complaining or seeking to be exempt. They accepted with the... Read more
24/12/2008
Christmas is one of the most important times of the year. For many of us it is a time to reflect on whatever their Christian faith means to them and for others it is simply a good opportunity to relax with friends and family. Celebrate… Christmas is one of the most important times of the year. For... Read more
19/12/2008
On 13 December, seven Sisters from the Generalate attended a Eucharistic Celebration to mark the opening of the Leadership Programme for Women Religious, at the Rome branch of Duquesne University, based at the Generalate of the Holy Family of Nazareth. The main Celebrant was Cardinal Francis Arinze... Read more
07/12/2008
I bear the seeds of life within me, but a few have taken possession of me; they want to take more from me than I am able to give. Do you remember the seed that we sow in the General Chapter? Beginning of the Chapter At the end of the Chapter I bear the seeds of life within me, but a few havetaken... Read more
02/12/2008
“The love of God revitalizes us… He has engraved us on the palm of his hand… Our fidelity is supported / held by the fiedelity of God”. A “yes” always “The love of God revitalizes us… He has engraved us on the palm of his hand… Our fidelity is supported / held by the fiedelity of God”. This was... Read more
21/11/2008
"Inter-Congregations of North and South of Sri Lanka" consisting of 18 women and men members set out for an exposure programme to the existing refugee camps in Vanuniya and Mannar areas. It was planned for 15th–20th Sept. 2008, organized by RJPR We received this information from the members of an... Read more
18/11/2008
There are times in the life of a community when life seems to have a deeper, more intense quality. Such was the case on Saturday 18th October... 104 years... HAPPY BIRTHDAY , Marie-Hélène There are times in the life of a community when life seems to have a deeper, more intense quality. Such was the... Read more
09/11/2008
Today however, it seems that the time is right to respond to the wish of Monsignor Misago to open a Holy Family community in his diocese and specifically in the cathedral parish of Gikongoro. */ For quite some time, a second community in Rwanda was being considered. The Sisters have been in Rushaki... Read more
07/11/2008
We gathered in the prayer room at 5.45 pm where the picture of the Founder had been decorated. The General Council led us prayerfully in the celebration. Let us celebrate… We gathered in the prayer room at 5.45 pm where the picture of the Founder had been decorated. The General Council led us... Read more
08/10/2008
The solemn closing of the celebrations, marking the centenary of the Holy Family in Brazil, took place on the 6th of September 2008. Don Tarcisco Scaramussa , auxiliary Bishop of the region of Sao Paulo presided over the ceremony and he was accompanied by three priests and a permanent Deacon. About... Read more
24/09/2008
More than 26 million people world wide suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and, according to the latest estimates, this number could quadruple by the year 2050. This is something that concerns us all. More than 26 million people world wide suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and, according to the latest... Read more
15/09/2008
The European Associates' Assembly in Ariccia, (Roma), was very encouraging, inspiring and hopefully will be very fruitful. The theme was “Share life”. The European Associates' Assembly in Ariccia, (Roma), was very encouraging, inspiring and hopefully will be very fruitful. The theme was “Share life... Read more
05/09/2008
Fernando Lugo was officially installed as president of Paraguay, in a ceremony which marked the end of a long domination, of 61 years, of the Colorado party (conservative) in the country. Aged 57, the new President took the oath before Congress, thus becoming the 48th President since the foundation... Read more
03/09/2008
Monsignor Marius Maziers, archbishop of Bordeaux from 1968 to 1989 died on the 14th August at the age of 93. He was soon to celebrate 70 years as an ordained priest. For the Holy Family, he was not only a pastor but also a friend. Monsignor Marius Maziers, archbishop of Bordeaux from 1968 to 1989... Read more
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