Knock Visionary John Curry Laid to Rest At St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral


Members of the AOH were honored to participate in a very special Mass that was held this weekend at The Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral in New York City.

John Curry, one of the 15 witnesses to the apparition of the Virgin Mary in Knock, Ireland in 1879 was reinterred in the walled cemetery on the Basilica grounds after a Requiem Mass celebrated by Timothy Cardinal Dolan.

It was discovered several years ago that John Curry had been placed in an unmarked grave on Long Island after his death in 1943. Cardinal Dolan, along with Fr. Gibbons, the Pastor of Knock Shrine worked to have his remains brought to St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral for a proper Christian Burial.

Members of the Ancient Order of Hibernians assisted in the celebration of the Mass. The AOH Capital District Honor Guard was also present and worked with the Knights of Columbus in ensuring the ceremony was respectful and dignified. Several AOH Chaplains con-celebrated the Mass and were lead by State Chaplain Fr. Henry Reid.

The New York State Board congratulates National Hunger Chairman Thomas Beirne and his committee on helping to organize a very successful and solemn event!

Hibernians Celebrate Respect Life Sunday at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in NYC


Cardinal Dolan with members of the Sisters of Life, AOH and LAOH at St. Patrick’s Cathedral


October is celebrated within The Archdiocese of New York as Respect Life Month, and the AOH joined together with The Sisters of Life at the Annual Respect Life Mass on October 2nd at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan celebrated the mass and noted the Hibernians in attendance commenting that “Is it St. Patrick’s Day already?” After the mass, Cardinal Dolan thanked the Hibernians for their steadfast advocacy to protect the sanctity of all human life.

The AOH and LAOH members then attended a lunch that was held at O’Lunney’s Times Square Tavern.

The Sisters of Life is a religious order founded in 1991 by John Cardinal O’Connor for the protection and enhancement of the sacredness of every human life. To learn more about the mission of the Sisters of Life, you can visit their website at: