Youth Care Pioneer
Civil Rights Champion
Role Model for All Clergy
A Saint for All Children
Father Edward Joseph Flanagan
Servant of God • 1886 – 1948
Servant of God
Edward J. Flanagan
Founder of Boys Town
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.
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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.