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Old 02-03-2010, 09:19 AM   #1
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Archbishop Hannan's original prayer to the Saints

I got this in an email and thought I would share.

I hope this hasn't been posted before. If it has, please forgive me.

This is so cool and it's for real. Enjoy!


When John Mecom, the original owner of the Saints, decided to name the
franchise the "Saints" he called Archbishop Philip Hannan to make sure the
Catholic community would not be offended. Archbishop Hanna assured Mr. Mecom
that Catholics would not be offended. But he cautioned Mr. Mecom, "You do
know that many of the saints of the Church were Martyrs."

Archbishop Hannan wrote a special prayer for the newly formed Saints football
team. It is attached. That was forty-three years ago. Archbishop Hannan is
still alive and very active at ninety-six years of age. He just may have
lived long enough to see "Hell freeze over!" when the Saints win the Super
Bowl.

Another interesting note. The Super Bowl is in Miami. The current
Archbishop Ordinary of Miami is a native and priest ordained in New Orleans,
Archbishop John Favalora. The Colts may have Payton Manning [a New Orleans
native], but they don't seem to have a prayer - check Archbishop Favalora's
history below --- he is a Jesuit High School graduate!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Favalora
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I got this in an email and thought I would share.

I hope this hasn't been posted before. If it has, please forgive me.

This is so cool and it's for real. Enjoy!


When John Mecom, the original owner of the Saints, decided to name the
franchise the "Saints" he called Archbishop Philip Hannan to make sure the
Catholic community would not be offended. Archbishop Hanna assured Mr. Mecom
that Catholics would not be offended. But he cautioned Mr. Mecom, "You do
know that many of the saints of the Church were Martyrs."

Archbishop Hannan wrote a special prayer for the newly formed Saints football
team. It is attached. That was forty-three years ago. Archbishop Hannan is
still alive and very active at ninety-six years of age. He just may have
lived long enough to see "Hell freeze over!" when the Saints win the Super
Bowl.

Another interesting note. The Super Bowl is in Miami. The current
Archbishop Ordinary of Miami is a native and priest ordained in New Orleans,
Archbishop John Favalora. The Colts may have Payton Manning [a New Orleans
native], but they don't seem to have a prayer - check Archbishop Favalora's
history below --- he is a Jesuit High School graduate!

John Favalora - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Bump.

(I got an email today with reference to Archbishop Hannan's prayer for the Saints...

Part of the email states:
"Hannan apparently hung on to everything he ever received, Leumas had no shortage of material when she arranged an exhibit celebrating the life and legacy of the former archbishop, who died in September 2011 at age 98.



In a room across the hall, a focal point is Hannan's prayer for the Saints, an elaborate display written on parchment in Gothic type. However, the prayer isn’t for the men and women of faith but for the men in black and gold.")

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Addendum: Came across these 2 articles:

http://www.nola.com/religion/index.s...nan_exhib.html

http://www.wwltv.com/news/Archbishop...226206891.html

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