Servant of God Edward J. Flanagan
Founder of Boys Town



The cause for Servant of God Father Edward J. Flanagan's beatification and canonization was opened by Most Rev. George J. Lucas, Archbishop of Omaha on March 17, 2012, the feast day of Ireland's patron saint, St. Patrick.


The Edict

Father Flanagan League was initiated by The Boys Town National Alumni Association, who established an Advisory Council and generated: Prayer Groups, Materials, Presentations and Pilgrimages to Father Flanagan sites at Boys Town. To join the League, contact us.

Our Mission:

To educate and inform all people of the heroic virtue and sanctity of Father Flanagan's life and his mission as mentor and protector of youth, and spread devotion of his example throughout the world.

Join the Groundswell of Devotion:

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  • Testimonials
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Youth Care Pioneer • Civil Rights Champion • Role Model for All Clergy • A Saint for All Children