Sisters of the Holy Family of Bordeaux

Soeurs de la Sainte Famille de Bordeaux
Suore della Santa Famiglia di Bordeaux

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29 May 1820, Bordeaux (France), by Father Pierre Bienvenu Noailles as Apostolic Religious Sisters of the Holy Family Association. Contemplative branch, also known as Solitaries, founded 1859, Martillac (France). Two branches together known as Religious Institute of the Holy Family of Bordeaux; papal approval received 1902. Branch of consecrated secular women founded 25 Mar 1824 as Ladies of the Holy Family; revitalized, 1957, by decision of the General Chapter, in keeping with new Canon Law, as Auxiliaries of Nazareth; formalized as a secular institute, Mar 1984, as Holy Family Secular Institute; approved 1 May 1988, by Archbishop of Bordeaux.


Spread and strengthen Christianity; revive the witness of the first Christian; provide spiritual retreats; contribute to the enhancement of the contemplative life; stand against all forms of discrimination in the Institute, in Society and in the Church.

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Programmes: education, health care and counselling for children and women; assistance to war victims, the handicapped, orphans, refugees, the elderly, street children.

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Relations with 1 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 25 countries
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UN Sustainable Development Goals **



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1. Oct 2003
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