10 January a huge number of people demonstrated in front of the French embassy in Rome in order to express their solidarity with the victims of the attack which occurred on 7 January. They gathered to reject violence and brutality. Candles, flowers and moving messages were placed there. Above all,... Read more
Some members of the Holy Family of Helmut, the Holy Family of Bergame and the Holy Family of Bordeaux. Some thirty Religious from three Congregations founded under the protection of the Holy Family of Nazareth came together on Sunday, 28 December in the Holy Family School complex of Kinshasa-... Read more
FRANCIS FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE WORLD DAY OF PEACE - 1 JANUARY 2015 “NO LONGER SLAVES, BUT BROTHERS AND SISTERS” At the beginning of this New Year, which we welcome as God’s gracious gift to all humanity, I offer heartfelt wishes of peace to every man and woman, to all the world’s peoples and... Read more
The grace which was revealed in our world is Jesus, born of the Virgin Mary, true man and true God. He has entered our history; he has shared our journey. He came to free us from darkness and to grant us light. In him was revealed the grace, the mercy, and the tender love of the Father: Jesus is... Read more
Nearly 25 years ago, the world made a promise to children: that we would do everything in our power to protect and promote their rights to survive and thrive, to learn and grow, to make their voices heard and to reach their full potential. In spite of the overall gains, there are many children who... Read more
of Pierre Bienvenu Noailles Pierre Bienvenu Noailles, embraces all vocations within the Church and because its charism of Communion responds to the challenge of the modern world. “The Holy-Family seemed to me like a huge tree, a sort of oak tree with green branches. One could visualise flowers and... Read more
Perhaps when you see this title you will wonder “Why are we getting this information now? We already receive it through the social media which bombard us with information every day.” Sometimes, however, we have a defence mechanism which means that we hear information without listening to it. On... Read more
The extraordinary Synod on the Family will be held in Rome from 5 to 19 October. The theme of the synod is: The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the context of Evangelisation. Its principal objective is : To show today’s world the beauty and values of the family which come from the proclamation... Read more
2014 is a Jubilee year and a year of thanksgiving for the community of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Bordeaux in Banda. This community was founded in 1989 at the request of Monseigneur Eugène BILETSI, the then bishop of the Idiofa diocese. All the members of the Family of P.B.N. – Religious and... Read more
“When I was in Prison, you visited me” (Mt. 25:36) These words of Jesus inspired me to take up the ministry in collaboration with “Prison Ministry of India” (PMI). It is worth to render our service to save the rejected and condemned young women of our society. I feel that this is a special call and... Read more
When asked to write an article on Nelson Mandela my first reaction was: “Can I, in one short article, do justice to this world icon whose legacy of freedom and equality will live on for a long time…?” I don’t think so. I remember so vividly the 11th February, 1990 – the day Mandela was released... Read more
We have just celebrated a day for refugees but do celebrations like that really make us reflect or do we just hear it said, “Today is World Day for Refugees”? The facts below give some idea of the real situation: Over twelve years ago, the General Assembly of the United Nations set up “The World... Read more
MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS Migrants and Refugees: Towards a Better World Dear Brothers and Sisters, Our societies are experiencing, in an unprecedented way, processes of mutual interdependence and interaction on the global level. While not lacking problematic or negative elements, these... Read more
Today we are united as a Family in celebrating the feast of Our Lady of all Graces. Mary played a significant role in the vocation of Pierre Bienvenu Noailles and in his work as a Founder – he invited us to honour her with the title of Our Lady of all Graces. In a sense it is she who draws us into... Read more
Communication at the Service of an Authentic Culture of Encounter [Sunday, 1 June 2014] Dear Brothers and Sisters , Today we are living in a world which is growing ever “smaller” and where, as a result, it would seem to be easier for all of us to be neighbours. Developments in travel and... Read more
An interview of the review “Vida Nueva” with Fr. Antonio SPADARO, SJ “The web is not an instrument of evangelisation but an environment to be inhabited.” Priest, Jesuit, writer, blogger, tweeter, teacher, consultant to two Pontifical Councils… He is also known because of his position as editor-in-... Read more
It was a normal, dull Winter’s evening. I hadn’t much to do so I lay down on the sofa to rest for a quarter of an hour. After a few minutes I fell asleep and found myself in a carpenter’s workroom. Was it really a dream? Things seemed strange. My clothes were not the ones I usually wear. I was... Read more
Resurrection is not just a return to life as it was, not just the resuscitation of a corpse. It is not just the ongoing existence of an immortal soul. Resurrection is new life beyond time and space but, as we see in Jesus, with a continuity of personhood. Resurrection is also the symbol of a... Read more
"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven ” ( Mt 5:3) Dear Young Friends , How vividly I recall the remarkable meeting we had in Rio de Janeiro for the Twenty-eighth World Youth Day . It was a great celebration of faith and fellowship! There, on the seashore, Jesus... Read more
UNHCR - High Commissioner for Refugees United Nations I would like to inform you that we have received your donation. We are truly grateful ; you know how these resources are invaluable for our work at this time, which is so difficult because of the many humanitarian crises and lack of available... Read more