Monday 3rd February 2020
Canon Gerry Breen, chaplain to the BLMA, died on 22nd December 2019. His requiem mass on 23rd January at St. Chads cathedral was extremely well attended by the many who knew and cared for him. Gerry Breen was ordained priest in 1986 after studying at Oscott Seminary. Prior to entering training for the priesthood he was already a supporter of Lourdes, first going with his parish as a lay helper. Just before entering the seminary he did a sponsored cycle ride to Lourdes with others for the benefit of the Across Trust Jumbulance, raising £10,000, which was a considerable amount back in 1980. After ordination, he served as a curate and parish priest in Sutton Coldfield, Kings Heath and Stourport. From…
Wednesday 5th June 2019
Congratulations to our own Dr Jenny Kiimiuk on her appointment as a consultant in Palliative Care!
Friday 5th April 2019
Dear Friends of the Sanctuary Community, I have just announced, to Bishop Brouwet and the Rector, Fr. André Cabes, the sad news that this afternoon Dr. Theodore Mangiapan passed away after a short illness. Dr. Mangiapan was the eleventh president of the Bureau of Medical Observations in Lourdes, from 1972 to 1990. Born on 18th April 1925, my predecessor always declared himself proud to be the first president of the Bureau born in the twentieth century. His book "Healings of Lourdes - Historical and Critical Study from the Beginning to the Present" (Éditions Œuvre de la Grotte, 1994, and NDL Editions, 2010) remains an essential reference source for all researchers. His manner, outwardly serious but very devoted to Our Lady of Lourdes, has marked…