Irish Mass Rock Murals For Sale - St. Patrick’s Division #1, of the Ancient Order of Hibernians Cincinnati, OH, Offers Parade Poster as a Divisional and National AOH Project St. Patrick Fundraiser.
Please consider purchasing one of the prints for the benefit of our own division as well as the AOH National Charity, Project St. Patrick which supports financially new seminarians. The cost of the prints are $25.00, if interested please send a check to Mike Hendley at: 3819 Mack Avenue, Cincinnati, OH. 45248, I will send your 24”x 36”print to you ASAP via UPS or FEDEX (if out of state). Thank you in advance for supporting your division’s charitable efforts.
Reaffirm your AOH History by displaying these beautifully printed full-color Posters & Parade Banners… and help Project St Patrick at the same time!
In a world that is becoming more secular and overtly Anti-Christian, it is critically important to educate the public, and remind AOH membership of their Fraternal origins and the Order’s heroic defense of Religious Freedom dating back to Ireland c. 1565.
In an effort to accomplish this, Mike Hendley, President St. Patrick Division #1, Cincinnati OH, and his venerable wife Linda, painted (2) 3’-8”x 14’-0”Parade Murals depicting AOH brothers defending the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass being offered at Mass Rocks in Ireland during the enforcement of the English Penal Laws to be displayed publicly on each side of their St. Patrick’s Day Parade float. As a fund-raising effort for their Division’s Charitable programs and in support of the AOH National’s Charity Project St. Patrick Program for new seminarian’s financial aid, they have printed 24”x 36” posters including both murals, with a concise description of the AOH historical scenes depicted in the murals. The price of the poster is $50 for an AOH Division, half of the sale price goes to AOH Project St. Patrick, half to our Division charities, purchased with a Division check.
This project grew out of a discussion between Mike and Linda about where the Hibernians originated. Mike suggested researching mass rocks in Ireland as a place to start, which lead Linda to discoveries of the murals in Belfast, photos of still standing mass rocks and numerous articles about the history of the Irish as defenders of the Catholic faith. AOH Division historian Patrick Mallory verified that, yes, these violent events did take place, the English attempted to suppress & destroy the Catholic faith in Ireland. Two native Irishmen, George Kearney and Tom Hogan added that not only were they defenders of priests and the Holy Mass but also were the protectors of the Eucharist as it traveled from hiding place to hiding place throughout the countryside.
Mike decided that this story needed to be shared in a very memorable way and what better place than the St. Patrick’s Day Parade float to unveil the artwork. They set to work building frames and stretching the canvases as there were none ready made at the four nearly 4 foot tall by 7 foot panels needed to illustrate the AOH story. The result, two historic scenes from the Penal Era dominated the sides of the AOH float and now hang safely in the AOH hall, a reminder of why the AOH exists today. St Patrick’s Division wants to share their much beloved art with anyone interested and decided to make it a fundraiser for both their division and AOH National’s Charity "Project St Patrick". Available in poster form and as full size or reduced sized weatherproof banners, they hope that this “retelling” of our history will be seen in St Patrick’s Parades and hanging in AOH Halls across the nation.
For more information contact AOH Division President
Michael T. Hendley: at:
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