Ursuline Sister Anne Marie McManus unanimously was acclaimed the first woman chaplain of the Mother McAuley Division of the Ladies’ Ancient Order of Hibernians by the membership at their Fall meeting. A first generation Irish descendent—her parents Michael and Marie (McCormick) McManus having emigrated from County Roscommon—Sr. Anne exemplifies the Ancient Order’s motto of “Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity.” Known throughout the Irish Catholic community, Sister Anne was a founding member of the Toledo area Division when it first was organized in 1990. “Her deep faith and first-hand knowledge of the Emerald Isle, as well as her commitment to social outreach makes her the perfect choice as our first female chaplain”, related LAOH member Mur Bookmiller.
A Toledoen native, Sr. Anne attended St. Agnes School, St. Ursula Academy, received a B.A. from the University of Toledo and a Masters degree from the University of San Diego. Following her profession of vows as an Ursuline in 1957, Sister Anne has taught in over a dozen schools throughout the Toledo Diocese and continues today as a substitute teacher of the 3rd grade at Franciscan Academy of Lourdes University.
The Ancient Order of Hibernians is the largest, international, Catholic Irish organization in the world, tracing its roots to the 16th century societies dedicated to the protection of the Catholic clergy and Faith. In the United States, the LAOH works diligently to maintain its Catholic Irish identity through its philanthropic works of charity and celebrations of Irish culture. For more information or to join the Ancient Order of Hibernians, visit their website at: www.aohtoledo.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RE: Ancient Order of Hibernians
CONTACT: Mur Bookmiller