Latest News

Updates on pilgrimage and BLMA news will be posted here.

Members and Council Areas

Wednesday 17th November 2021

We have developed a new area for BLMA members only, where further information and resources can be accessed. There is also one specifically for Council members. These pages are currently in evolution, and will develop further over the next few…

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New Council Members appointed at the AGM

Saturday 13th November 2021

At our AGM this morning, we welcomed two new Council members, Scott Johnson, a nurse from the Edinburgh Diocesan pilgrimage and Liz Joy, a nurse with Hexham and Newcastle. Congratulations to both of them. Joe O'Dwyer stepped down as Vice-Chair,…

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Clinical Policies

Saturday 13th November 2021

We have updated the links to draft policies on the clinical pages. These are now generic, so can be more easily adapted for your use, should you so wish. Please feel free to download these for your own use as…

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Newcastle meeting

Saturday 13th November 2021

Here we are at Newcastle this morning for the annual conference. It promises to be a very interesting and informative meeting. Everyone has their own experiences of pilgrimage planning during a pandemic to share, and we have interesting speakers.

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Health Measures in the Sanctuary

Thursday 9th September 2021

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

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Conference 2021

Thursday 9th September 2021

We are excited to inform you of our upcoming BLMA conference 2021! The conference will be held in Newcastle the weekend 12-14th November- please save the date! During the conference we will be launching the new exciting BLMA Care Training Package for…

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Mgr Xavier d'Arodes leaves Lourdes

Wednesday 30th June 2021

The BMLA wishes to express its thanks to Mgr Xavier D'Arodes who has for the past seven years been vice-rector of the sanctuary but is now leaving. Mgr Xavier has been a good friend to the English speaking pilgrimages and…

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Msgr Tony Duffy - Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh

Monday 24th May 2021

Monsignor Tony Duffy died peacefully in the early hours of the morning of Wednesday 12 May following a period illness - fortified by the rites of Holy Mother Church. Archbishop Cushley said: "Mgr Tony was a much-loved figure in…

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Article in the Bulletin De L'Association International de Notre-Dame de Lourdes

Sunday 24th January 2021

Joe O'Dwyer and Jane Pateman have an article published in the January edition of the Bulletin on Pilgrimage Medicine for COVID-19. This was based in part on the findings from November's Virtual Conference, so may thanks to all of those…

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BLMA 2020 AGM

Friday 13th November 2020

This years virtual AGM was held immediately prior to our conference. There were a number of changes to Council during the year, we said goodbye and thank you to Dr. John Roper and to Dr. Jane Pateman. Jane agreed to…

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Latest News

Members and Council Areas

17th November, 2021

We have developed a new area for BLMA members only, where further information and resources…

Newcastle meeting

13th November, 2021

Here we are at Newcastle this morning for the annual conference. It promises to be…

Clinical Policies

13th November, 2021

We have updated the links to draft policies on the clinical pages. These are now…