Many people have stories of praying to God for something they needed and, at the opportune time, Archbishop Anthony Pantin came and helped them. Archbishop Jason Gordon believes this was a characteristic of holiness of the late Archbishop, the first local archbishop to head the Catholic Church. Archbishop Pantin died March 12, 2000.
Archbishop Gordon called Archbishop Pantin an instrument in God’s hands who turned up, “at an opportune moment, in a way of providence to people who have a specific need, who were crying out to God.”
Present at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception when Archbishop Pantin’s body lay in state, Archbishop Gordon said he heard different people tell of moments when “he would call or appear with just what they needed in the nick of time.”