Missions & Charities

Christian Charity is one of the founding principles of the Ladies Anicent Order of Hibernians. As such, our members and organization supports both national Catholic charities and local community based charities.


Columban Fathers        www.columban.org

The Missionary Society of St. Columban (also known as the Columban Fathers) was founded by Fr. Edward Galvin of Ireland in 1918 to proclaim and witness to the Good News of Jesus Christ.  Today, the Society is comprised of nearly 700 Columban missionaries, including priests, seminarians and lay missionaries.

We support the Columban Fathers with the purchase / sale of mass and greeting cards that your members may elect to use when making donations in the name of the Columban Fathers.  Your division Mission and Charities officer will be able to furnish these cards for your members and will track contributions.  

Columban Sisters                   www.columbansisters.org.

The Columban Sisters were founded in Ireland in 1924.  The Columban Sisters are a part of the Missionary Society of St. Columban, but have a separate organizational structure from the Columban Fathers.  The Columban Sisters work in the United States began on Christmas Eve 1930 when the first Sisters from Ireland arrived in Silver Creek, New York.

Presently the Columban Sisters are serving in 12 countries on four continents, Chile, China/Hong Kong,, England, Ireland, Korea,  Myanmar (Burma), Pakistan Peru, Philippines, Scotland, and the United States. These missionaries continue to provide service in the areas of pastoral outreach, education, medical, faith formation, spirituality, and social service.

In the United States the Sisters ministry is in California (Alhambra), Massachusetts (Boston, Brighton, West Roxbury) and in New York (Silver Creek).

The Mission Statement of the Columban Sisters is – “The Columban Sisters are a congregation of missionary religious women whose commitment to God leads them to cross boundaries of culture, language, and belief to proclaim the Good News of Jesus in today’s world.”

This is the place to find all the latest information on both National and State Conventions planned. Per the LAOH Constitution, conventions will be held every other year with the National conventions being held on even years and the State conventions held on odd years. The purpose of conventions is to elect new officers for […]

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