When we pause for a moment to think critically about our celebrations, we realize that many of them are related to our customs and traditions, with variations according to cultures, religions and the various situations on our planet. All of them, however, agreed upon by historical and social... Read more
Now is a favourable time to take a closer look at our life-models, the Holy Family of Nazareth. Who were they? They lived like the other families in the town of Nazareth. I imagine that they lived with simplicity and kindness... Mary: woman of unshakable faith in God, attentive neighbour, joyful... Read more
A great king is born as a little child! The wise men come from afar to worship and pay homage to him. Even though lying in a manger, he reigns over heaven and earth. Christmas celebrates the joyful and extraordinary event of the Son of God being born of the Blessed Virgin Mary, coming to live among... Read more
The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness—on them light has shone. (Is 9:2) “Do not be afraid, for see, I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: 11 to you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is Christ... Read more
The Sablonat community is celebrating... celebrating life, and what a life! Up to the brim! Thank you Lucienne, because on this day, you gave us reasons to sing to life, to sing to love. This love was imprinted on your face as you passed from table to table to say THANK YOU This love was evident in... Read more
The rapid growth in science and technology affects people’s thinking, morality and especially their spirituality. There is a need to change the strategies of evangelisation according to the needs of the time. The Synod is one of those strategies. In 2015 Pope Francis spoke of a Synodal Church as a... Read more
We, the community of the Holy Family Novitiate in Idiofa, have undertaken the manual production of toilet soap made from the plants of Hyssop and Aloe Vera. This initiative is the fruit of our listening and closeness to our people, a response that we want to give to their cries and concerns. The... Read more
"New beginning" is part of the evolution of our Holy Family's history, part of the evolutionary history of the Universe, where, as we know, every ending is at the same time a new beginning... On 1st November 2022, the Generalate community rejoiced with the double celebrations; All Saints Day, and... Read more
The closing of the 2022 Assembly of the Secular Institute took place on July 26th 2022. Many PBN Family members joined for the Closing Celebration. Maria Dolores Pérez Plé, the outgoing General Leader, presented the new Leader, Councillors, and Substitutes to the participants. She handed over to... Read more
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