“The work will continue, you see, whether I am there or not, because it is God’s work, not mine.”


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


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.

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