List of Irish Saints in December

Here is the calendar of Irish Saints by feast day. Anglicizations (where applicable) are in parentheses following the Irish version. For information on the origins and meanings of these names, see the alphabetical list . For more information on the saints themselves, visit’s online Irish Saint database.  Keep in mind that many of these saints lived in the earliest years of Christianity– (i.e., St. Patrick lived from 387-461 a.d.) and there isn’t much in the way of written records surviving about them. If you don’t find any information about a saint you’re looking for; don’t be discouraged, there just … Continue reading

Remember to pray for those departed.

Often overshadowed by the two days preceding it, Halloween (October 31) and All Saints Day (November 1), All Souls Day is a solemn feast in the Roman Catholic Church commemorating all of those who have died and now are in Purgatory, being cleansed of their venial sins and the temporal punishments for the mortal sins that they had confessed and atoning before entering fully into Heaven. The importance of All Souls Day was made clear by Pope Benedict XV (1914-22), when he granted all priests the privilege of celebrating three Masses on All Souls Day: one, for the faithful departed; one for … Continue reading

Irish Saints for November

NOVEMBER -1- Cairbre, Lonán, Cronan, Breandán (Brendan), Aodh -2- Aodhán (Aidan), Lughaidh, Caoimhe (Keeva), Earc -3- Brughach -4- -5- Colmán, Flannán, Faolán -6- Aodhán (Aidan), Cronan, Colmán, Fionntán (Fintan) -7- -8- Colm, Fionnchán -9- Aodhnait, Beineón, Fionntán (Fintan), Sárnait -10- Aodh, Comyn, Fearghus (Fergus, Ciarán (Kieran), Osnait, Aodhnait (Enat) -11- Cairbre, Dubhán, Cronan -12- Comyn, Lonán, Mainchín (Mannix), Eirnín -13- Eirnín, Odharnait (Orna), Colm, Caillín, Faoileann -14- Colmán, Lorcan -15- -16- Fionntán (Fintan), Ciar (Keera) -17- Aonghas (Aengas) -18- Rónán, Beoeodh, Míonait -19- -20- Fraochán -21- Garbhán (Garvan), Comyn, Aodhán (Aidan), Colmán -22- Ultan, Meadhbh (Maeve), Éimhín -23- -24- Colmán, … Continue reading

Parish Ministry Fair

  Much thanks to Brother Jim McGinnis, and the McGinnis clan for the outstanding job of representing the Division at the recent Saint Patrick Parish Ministry Fair, June 9 and 10.Jim reports that the Fair was well attended and he answered questions to several individuals about our organization. And at least two walked away with applications for membership. Well played Brother McGinnis, and much thanks from all your Brothers in the Division. … Continue reading

Division takes point again

March 24, Harrisburg.  Once again Cumberland 2 the General William Thompson of the AOH has stepped forward to put the name of the AOH out there, and provide support in any way it can to forward and preserve Irish american history and gaelic culture. The Harrisburg Saint Patrick’s Day Parade was scheduled for March 24th, with opening ceremonies at 8:30. These ceremonies were scheduled to honor Tom and Romayne McGinnis Grand marshals for this year’s parade, and also to pay respects to their son Spc. Ross McGinnis Medal of Honor recipient. Division President acted as Officer in Charge of the … Continue reading