To speak and write about the Holy Family Pilgrimage is to go back almost thirty years. It is to rediscover the purpose and the witness and the people who set it in motion. It is to remember those who left for a better world and who had great faith and devotion to the Holy Family. Two important... Read more
The 7th Holy Family Vicariate Chapter of the Contemplatives: July 1–10, 2022 Sr. Ana Maria Alcalde, Superior General, is participating in the Chapter, and gave the opening talk. The facilitator is Fr. Johannes GORANTLA, OCD. During the Chapter, the official elections for the Vicariate Leadership... Read more
“The joys and the hopes, the griefs and the anxieties of the people of this age, especially those who are poor or in any way afflicted, these are the joys and hopes, the griefs and anxieties of the followers of Christ.” (GS 1) and we, as the Holy Family in Spain, have felt called to help our... Read more
“When something new happens, there is turmoil, disturbance, concern and joy. With some movements the person adapts slowly, which follows a profound interior silence” … On 1st May, the feast of St. Joseph the Worker, there was a special prayer of thanksgiving and welcome at the Generalate for Sr... Read more
On the feast of St. Joseph, March 19, 2022, the youth of the Holy Family of Bordeaux in Montreal, Canada, went to meet our homeless brothers and sisters. We gathered in the church and prepared bags with food and health-care items, with hot tea in water bottles. Our parish priest, Fr Andrew, gave a... Read more
New beginnings are part of the history of the evolution of our Holy Family, where we know that every end is at the same time a new beginning. With grateful hearts, the Generalate community gathered for a special prayer marking the end of the “handing over” process from one Council to the other. The... Read more
Humanity is afraid to die. The fear of death is inherited, but the global health crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic has given our contemporaries a very vivid awareness of human fragility, radicality and general questioning and reassessment. It is quite clear that "The Covid-19 virus has... Read more
Once every three months, each one of us taking turns to host the meeting and plan the day with topics for study and discussion, such as the fascinating New Story of the Universe and other I was delighted when Sr. Áine asked me to contribute an article for the Unit Newsletter Family Links. During my... Read more
The committee that has been working on the experience of synodal journey within the Holy Family, met via zoom on 21 January 2022. This was in preparation for the forthcoming Synod. The members from the different vocations - from Latin America, Spain, Congo, South Africa and Philippines shared their... Read more
The fragrance of our charism of communion is Spreading in the soil of Rwanda “Go forward there is nothing that can stop you.” PBN According to the words of our Good Father, the sisters of Rushaki community took the initiative to begin the group of our Holy Family Lay Associates in 2013. Sr... Read more
In response to the Chapter’s call to work on our relationships in community, we the Overport community decided to spend a week together in the Drakensberg mountains, giving us time to reflect on and share on the questions on community life while spending some quality time relaxing and enjoying the... Read more
In your Spirit, gather us, In your Spirit open our hearts , In your Spirit, O God, Guide and direct our path This was our prayer as the Capitulants, led by the Chapter Facilitator, Matthieu Daum, entered into a Zoom meeting on November 12. “Memories connect us” was one phrase in the prayer – and... Read more
On the afternoon of Tuesday 21st September 2021 the community of Pietermartzburg had a Rosebush planting celebration as part of our journey towards being a transformative community and also to respond to the invitation to celebrate 1st September to 4th October - The Season of Creation. It was a... Read more
Heartfelt gratitude for God’s blessings Lord, it is good to give you thanks. With joy and Gratitude, we remembered on the 14th July 2021, the 25 Years’ Journey of the Holy Family Life and Ministry in Matatag Community in Manila and our presence in Barangay Pinyahan. It was a day of remembrance to... Read more
Youth of the Holy Family in Colombo took the lead to celebrate the Patronal Feast of Good Father with the Family. The Covid -19 pandemic has been keeping apart the members of the Noailles Family, without any opportunities of meeting up physically. Children, youth, adults, priests and even the... Read more
The Holy Family remained in Alcalá la Real for 48 years, from 1972 to 2020. The religious community was closed in November. Today, the presence of the Holy Family continues through the Lay Vocation, with a large group of committed Lay Associates. On Friday 18 June, they accompanied the community of... Read more
MALAWI On the 11 th of January 2021, we began our 6 th ‘Uplift the Girl Child’ Training Process in Mthasewe, one of the centers in Benga Parish. It is here that we began our first training program two years ago, that we really, practically learned the culture and the needs of the girls. The first... Read more
“Growth of a mustard seed”: A reflective looking back of working with members of the Family of Pierre Bienvenu Noailles, and others, during the Pandemic. The ways of God are very mysterious! One can lose hope, faith and energy in knocking on doors that seem very unyielding as regards ministry in... Read more
With the JRS supporting asylum seekers Phone Support Due to the restrictions of the Pandemic the usual JRS activities were suspended leaving our refugee friends without what was a vital support and lifeline for many. Their sense of isolation increased as did their struggle to survive, since they... Read more
Marathon prayer rally against global human trafficking & our solidarity action in the Philippines H uman Trafficking is a global problem affecting people at all ages. It is subjecting people to forced labor for little or no pay. Human trafficking as defined is a form of slavery involving the... Read more