Monday, September 26, 2011

Prayer Need: Archbishop Philip Hannan Weakens

philip-hannan-ted-jackson.jpgThe following comes from the NOLA site:
Retired Archbishop Philip Hannan, 98, appeared to be failing over the weekend, and the Archdiocese of New Orleans solicited prayers on his behalf. "Archbishop Hannan is not doing well, and his doctors are not optimistic. He is at Chateau de Notre Dame under a doctor's care,"Archbishop Gregory Aymond advised pastors in a brief email on Saturday.
Aymond urged pastors to solicit parishioners' prayers as well.
Hannan's brother, Jerry, flew to New Orleans to spend the weekend at Hannan's bedside.
However, Hannan reportedly rallied somewhat on Sunday and was able to take a little nourishment and communicate with visitors.
Chateau de Notre Dame is an archdiocesan health care facility for the elderly behind Notre Dame Seminary.  Hannan moved there in June from his home in Covington to receive stepped up care.
Hannan led the archiodese for 23 years, from 1965 to 1988.

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