St. Brigid Degree Team

The Significance of the Degrees of Our Order

The Degrees are a magnificent dramatic, colorful and informative exemplification of the motto of the ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians in song and story.  Drawing upon the past history of our Motherland and the contributions made to the adopted homeland of our ancestors, the United States of America, the Degrees focus on our motto Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity, and its meaning in modern times.  The Degrees are a symbolic presentation utilizing references from our Celtic past so that the members will easily understand and long remember who we are and the good work done by the Order.

The overall tone of the Degrees and their conclusion encourage the candidates to emulate the time and talent of their sisters, those present and those gone before, to maintain the high standing of the Order and continue its good works for faith and motherland.  The Degrees also emphasize that although we recognize that we hold a special place in promoting our faith, hostory, language, dance, songs and stories, we are not just another Irish-American club.  We sisters are the keepers of the culture, faith and traditions that have been handed down to us to protect.  This is a responsibility we take quite seriously

In order to be a full member of the Ladies AOH, a member must take her Degree.

Past State President, Degree Member, Betty Littlejohn received Life Membership award

Officers

Director – Julie Lewis

Guardian – Mary Ochab

Treasurer – Helen Gallagher

Recording Secretary – Pam Tunis

The AOH Memorial Mass has been scheduled for Sunday, November 10, 2019 at the Walsh/AOH Hall, Redford Mi. at 12:00 Noon. If any division has the name of a member who has passed away within the past year, please contact me Tom Kish, at Tom.kish@comcast.net, with the name by Oct 10, 2019.

St. Patrick`s Division and Our Lady of Knock Ancient Order of Hibernians present Blackthorn in Concert An Afternoon of Traditional Irish Music Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. Siena Heights University Music Hall $30 General Admission This is a fundraiser for the An Gorta Mor monument preservation fund at St. Joseph`s Shrine in the […]

The Sr. Annette Marie Byrne Division is sponsoring the fifth annual fundraiser featuring Blackthorn. The fundraiser will be held at St. Jude Brophy Center Saturday October 19, 2019. The address is 1110 Four Mile Road in Grand Rapids. Tickets are $40.00 a person for dinner and the concert. Doors open at 5:30 with dinner at […]

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