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

Msgr Tony Duffy - Archdiocese of St Andrews…

24th May, 2021

Monsignor Tony Duffy died peacefully in the early hours of the morning of Wednesday 12…

Article in the Bulletin De L'Association International de…

24th January, 2021

Joe O'Dwyer and Jane Pateman have an article published in the January edition of the…

Virtual Conference 2020

13th November, 2020

The virtual BLMA conference on 31st October was a great success with over 60 delegates…