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What is the LAOH?
Saint Brigid
Irish History
President's Messsage
Division News
Prayers and Intentions
In Memoriam
Catholic Action Works
Charities We Support
Parade Information
Irish Acronyms and Abbreviations
Special Division Events

The Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) was organized in America in New York City in 1836.  The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians was formed in Omaha, Nebraska in 1984 as the “Daughters of Erin.” The organization pledged itself to God and country.  In 1906, the National President of the AOH and National Chaplain gave permission to the ladies to function as a separate organization.  They changed the name to the “Ladies Auxiliary to the Ancient of Hibernians in America.” The ladies voted to change their name to “The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians” (LAOH) in 1984.


The motto of the LAOH is “FRIENDSHIP, UNITY AND CHRISTIAN CHARITY.”  Our patron saint is Saint Brigid.  We celebrate her feast day on February 1st. The preamble of our constitution states that the intent and purpose of the ladies is to promote Friendship, Unity, and Charity among its members, assist the people of Ireland to establish an Irish Republic, aid the aged, sick, blind and infirm members. Today, Hibernians are primarily a Catholic Action group; our work is the propagation of our Holy Faith.


Trinity, Division 4, was founded on September 28, 1998.


In Christianity, the doctrine of the Trinity states that God is one being who exists, simultaneously and eternally, as a mutual indwelling of three persons: the Father, the Son (incarnate as Jesus of Nazareth), and the Holy Spirit. Since the 4th century, in both Eastern and Western Christianity, this doctrine has been stated as "one God in three persons," all three of whom, as distinct and co-eternal persons, are of one indivisible Divine essence, a simple being. Supporting the doctrine of the Trinity is known as Trinitarianism. The majority of Christians are Trinitarian, and regard belief in the Trinity as a test of orthodoxy. More information can be found here.


The Celtic Trinity Knot, or the Triquetra, is one of the most common of the knot ilk. The term Triquetra comes from Latin, and it means "three-cornered." There are many schools of thought when discussing the Celtic trinity knot meaning.

All of the various interpretations agree on a culmination of thee parts.

For example, early Christian understanding views the symbols as the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Whereas, a more pagan school of thought sees the trinity knot as the drawing of the three inherent feminine powers: Mother, Crone, and Maiden.

Still another understanding can be found in a more metaphysical arena where the three corners represent mind, body and spirit. [For more interpretation on Celtic symbols, click here where this information was obtained.]

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