The Holy Family always tries to adapt to the inevitable and progressive ageing process of the Sisters. We want to ensure that those who have dedicated their whole life to the service of others will be able to spend the last stage of their life living out their commitment to the full. We realise... Read more
Today the Anaivilunthan community of Jaffna unit Sri Lanka, had a special festive gathering with the Students (Holy Family Evening class project), community sisters and 50 other women headed families, who also benefit from the Holy Family Project. It was to celebrate the festive event of “Thai... Read more
A group of asylum seekers from the JRS centre in London were delighted to be offered a stay, free of charge, with the Canonesses of St Augustine in Boarbank Hall, Grange- over- Sands. It was decided that the most regular participants of the women's prayer group which I lead every Tuesday, and the... Read more
We all know that in 2015, Pope Francis wrote the encyclical letter Laudato sí on safeguarding our common home. This theme is becoming evermore topical. The International Union of Major Superiors (UISG) is always very open to the calls of the Church and of the world. So in June 2018, the executive... Read more
Both Ana Maria and Kumudinie continued their journey to visit the community in Malawi from 15 th – 24 th November. This too was a visit for ‘getting to know’ the sisters, the reality of the context in which our sisters are inserted and live their mission. In early November they completed one year... Read more
Ana Maria and Kumudinie visited Burkina Faso community from 5 th – 14 th November. This being their first visit, it was an opportunity to come to know the sisters, their ministry, the context and the challenges they face. It is an international, intercultural community of 4 sisters who are engaged... Read more
In Rome these days - from Oct. 21 - 26, is the International Initial formation Team at work! They are having their last meeting as a Team. Hence the main purpose of this gathering is to do a re-reading of the work they have done together as a team for the past 6 years. This evaluation is based on... Read more
The dates of the Special Synod for the Amazon: from Sunday, October 6 to Sunday, October 27, 2019 The General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops announces that the Holy Father Francisco has convoked the Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazonian Region, from Sunday 6 to Sunday... Read more
Let us dare to be and create family today The above theme is addressed to the members of the council of the family; this important Family meeting began today 16 September 2019 in Martillac, France. Relating to our founder’s dream – the opening prayer distinctively portrayed the growth of our big... Read more
In Martillac, this morning of the 11 September 2019, the 3 Leadership teams of Holy Family Consecrated life – the Secular, the Contemplative and the Apostolic – came together for a two day reflection and sharing on Holy Family life and mission. This time, the meeting is organized by the team of the... Read more
Calendar The Season of Creation calendar has been revised to make it more international and ecumenical in character and more adaptable to the calendar expectations of different countries and traditions. Each community and country is; of course, free to modify this calendar so that it fits the dates... Read more
“I pray that image and likeness of God in each person will enable us to acknowledge one another as sacred gifts endowed with immense dignity.” (Message from World Day of Peace, Pope Francis 2017) At the beginning of August, the Cardinal of our Diocese had invited all the Catholics in Bordeaux to... Read more
Responding to the need for the formation of formators, the UISG (Union of International Superiors General) organized a five-month programme in Rome from February to June 2019. Three of our Sisters from Pakistan, India, and Sri Lanka, who participated in this, share their experience. Parveen... Read more
Our one-month mobile Pilot project “UPLIFT GIRL CHILD” came to its end on 29 June 2019. We were glad to have this function on this day as a gift to our Dear Good Father Venerable Peter Bienvenu Noailles recalling his Feast Day. Every experience was an excitement…….They made us to be conscious of... Read more
To speak of the Good Father is to evoke dreams... Dreams and dreams again... whose realization is in time... a time sometimes long but, for God, "a thousand years are like one day..." "Every year, the sisters celebrated the feast of St. Peter by offering him small gifts, objects that were supposed... Read more
"Rethink and update the discernment process for the vocation of God Alone" In accordance with the above call – 2014 Chapter, the team members; Áine HAYDE Colleen MOORE, Sile McGowan and Ana Maria ALCALDE (our superior General) are meeting here in Rome, revising the process of discernment for the... Read more
The international bursars’ session came to a close on 21 June 2019. The conclusion of the session featured some practical points addressed by Malinie Jayamanne the general Bursar, and the presenting of the calls heard by the participants during the session. These were read out in the 3 languages... Read more
This Trinity Sunday (16/06/2019), was a special day for us as members of Pierre Bienvenu Noailles’ Family as we celebrate the 199th anniversary of the birth of our Foundation. Besides, it is the opening of our bicentenary (200) Jubilee year an event which will be celebrated in 2020. At the... Read more
The Holy Family Sisters came to Livingston in August 1976. Holy Family Lay Members began after the arrival of Sr Patricia O’Hara, who joined the Livingston Community in Scotland in 1991, having spent many happy years in Wrexham. There, she had built up a very enthusiastic group of Lay Members, whom... Read more
“Trafficking seriously damages humanity as a whole, tearing apart the human family as well as the Body of Christ”. (Pope Francis) “Talitha Kum networks” who work globally to end Human Trafficking organized a conference in Rome. Nearly 200 members, including Bishops, priests, men and women religious... Read more