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Welcome to the Michigan Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians.   The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians is a sororal organization of American- Irish Catholic women.  We have a 127 year history of service in the United States and provide support in Ireland and the North of Ireland. 

Originally, the primary purpose of the Ladies group was to protect young immigrant Irish girls coming to the United States, to assist them in securing employment, to give them the opportunity to be with their own kind and to keep them from becoming homesick and discouraged.  The many divisions and club facilities located throughout the U.S., traditionally have been among the first to welcome new Irish immigrants.  Here, the Irish culture – art, dance, music and sports are fostered and preserved. 

The motto of the Ladies is: “FRIENDSHIP, UNITY AND CHRISTIAN CHARITY.”  Our Patron Saint is Saint Brigid. 

Today, Hibernians are primarily a Catholic Action group comprised of practicing Catholics dedicated to living our faith, service to others and our country and promoting our Irish heritage and culture.

Our membership is spread out across the state in local divisions. To those women of our Creed, who subscribe to our principles, aims and purposes, we extend a cordial invitation to join our ranks. Click here to find one near you.

CONGRATULATIONS New State Board Officers for 2022-2024:

Chaplain: Fr. Brendan McCarrick, SAC
National President: Karen Keane
PresidentStacey Blair
Vice PresidentDottie Kelly
Secretary: Brigid Taylor
TreasurerMary Marx
HistorianMary Jo Hodge
Missions & CharitiesKaren Fleming
Catholic Action: Peggy Gray
Organizer: Barb Weir
FFAI: Agnes Gowdy
ByLaws
Publicity: Ann Aschenbrenner
Webmaster: Margaret Wright

The much anticipated History of the LAOH is available for purchase. The books are $25.00 plus postage and the order form can be found on the National LAOH website

Rose Kennedy Division
Ethel Kennedy Division
Catherine McAuley Division
Trinity Division