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AMIL medical meeting during the Lourdes days 2022

Saturday 12th February 2022

Dr De Franciscis hosted a meeting entitled "Lourdes Guerit Le Monde" on Saturday 12th February, which approximately 300 delegates attended, either in person or on zoom. A number of speakers offered their views including Mgr Antoine Herouard, Mgr Olivier Ribadeau…

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Link to Sanctuary Health Charter

Saturday 12th February 2022

The Lourdes Sanctuary regularly updates the Health Charter that they have developed to combat Covid-19. We have incorporated a link to the English language version, which can be found on the Coronavirus page.

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New online training for pilgrimage helpers

Wednesday 5th January 2022

In response to the clear need for quality training for all lay helpers on pilgrimages, the BLMA council and members have developed a training package that can be delivered online for pilgrimages. It is intended to lay a basic foundation,…

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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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Latest News

Link to Sanctuary Health Charter

12th February, 2022

The Lourdes Sanctuary regularly updates the Health Charter that they have developed to combat Covid-19.…

AMIL medical meeting during the Lourdes days 2022

12th February, 2022

Dr De Franciscis hosted a meeting entitled "Lourdes Guerit Le Monde" on Saturday 12th February,…

New online training for pilgrimage helpers

5th January, 2022

In response to the clear need for quality training for all lay helpers on pilgrimages,…