“His life was a living testament of how one’s faith can steer you through tough times as well as prosperous times.
As we reflect, we must celebrate what he has meant to all of us here in New Orleans, to the youth of our city, the elderly, all of us have in some way been impacted by his service.
On a personal note, some of my most favorite memories are sharing an occasional Sunday Mass at the Superdome and then taking in a Saints game with him.
Every year since I have owned the team, he has attended many Saints games with me, including our Super Bowl XLIV victory in Miami. He loved the Saints.
I will always cherish those times.
Much like his 1968 “Prayer for the Saints,” in which he implores all of us to overcome and to march into victory now and into eternity, it is safe to say that in his life he has done just that.”
– New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson on the death of Archbishop Hannon.