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Updates on pilgrimage and BLMA news will be posted here.

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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Virtual Conference 2020

Friday 13th November 2020

The virtual BLMA conference on 31st October was a great success with over 60 delegates from all around the mainland UK. Paula, Hamilton and Joe made an amazing administrative team, so a special thanks goes to them for their hard…

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Corona virus Update 1st March 2020

Monday 2nd March 2020

We have learnt today, (1st March), that in view of the increased risk posed by Coronavirus, HCPT have reluctantly cancelled their pilgrimage to Lourdes at Easter. Several other UK pilgrimages are contemplating doing the same and UNITALSI, the Italian pilgrimage…

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Canon Gerry Breen

Monday 3rd February 2020

It is with great sadness that we have to report the death on 22nd December 2019 of Canon Gerry Breen, of the Birmingham Archdiocese. He was a great supporter of the BLMA, acting for some years as our chaplain, until…

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Dundee meeting Programme

Saturday 26th October 2019

With only a week to go before the Dundee meeting, the programme is now available here

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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…