British Lourdes Medical Association

The British Lourdes Medical Association provides information, advice and fellowship for clinicians who take sick pilgrims to the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes, and is a focus for those clinicians who may be interested in joining a pilgrimage in the future.

We meet once a year to share ideas and our experiences, with an educational and social programme, including outside speakers. Recent outside speakers have included Sr. Bernadette Moreau (the subject of the 70th miracle) and Dr. John O'Reilly a respiratory physician with pilgrimage experience. We have had recent workshops on training lay helpers, competencies required of clinical teams and travel issues.

We believe that sharing best practice is important and you will find on our website examples of useful documents such as policies in current use for pilgrimages travelling from Great Britain to Lourdes, which may be of use to those involved in planning their own pilgrimages.

We work closely with the British Pilgrimage Directors Group, and provide them with medical opinion and expertise as required.

We welcome you to our website, and hope you will find it of interest!

The Shrine of our Lady of Lourdes

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Your First Pilgrimage

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Pilgrimage Calendar

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History

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Clinical Info

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Latest News

Conference 2021

9th September, 2021

We are excited to inform you of our upcoming BLMA conference 2021! The conference will be…

Health Measures in the Sanctuary

9th September, 2021

The Lourdes Sanctuary Website has published an update on their health measures. It can be…

Mgr Xavier d'Arodes leaves Lourdes

30th June, 2021

The BMLA wishes to express its thanks to Mgr Xavier D'Arodes who has for the…

Latest News

Conference 2021

9th September, 2021

We are excited to inform you of our upcoming BLMA conference 2021! The conference will be…

Health Measures in the Sanctuary

9th September, 2021

The Lourdes Sanctuary Website has published an update on their health measures. It can be…

Mgr Xavier d'Arodes leaves Lourdes

30th June, 2021

The BMLA wishes to express its thanks to Mgr Xavier D'Arodes who has for the…