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There is a wealth of information available to you here for download or through the links provided. All downloads are camera ready for professional printing or you can print them out on your own.

Please make as many reproductions as you would like or forward the electronic files to others for online viewing. However the materials cannot be altered without the written consent of the Father Flanagan League Society of Devotion.

Photos, prayers, writings of Father Flanagan are used with permission of Boys Town Hall of History.

“It costs so little to teach a child to love, and so much to teach him to hate.”

Servant of God Father Edward Joseph Flanagan, 1886-1948

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  • Year 7
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Monthly Prayer Meeting Booklets (PDF format):

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Podcasts (A Saint for All Children – 12 Part Series) – MP3 format:

  1. Introduction
    Father Flanagan’s own words about how he came to found Boys Town
  2. Parenting
    August 9, 1946, Boys Town Times – Meeting the basic needs of the child, educative and challenging
  3. Truth
    1928 talk to children defining and building the virtue of truth
  4. New Year
    1947 speech – A call to hope at the beginning of a year
  5. Education
    January 10, 1947, Boys Town Times – Shaping boys and girls for life – the call of the teacher
  6. Religion
    1929 Radio Talk, KOIL – Religion is first and primary for both parents and for children; educative and challenging
  7. Prayer
    1934 Radio Talk (KOIL or WOW) on the beauty and necessity of prayer
  8. Socialization of the Child
    January 24, 1947, Boys Town Times – Children are prepared for the world by good parenting
  9. Brotherly Love
    1941 Address to Conference of Christians and Jews in Minneapolis; Love of God and Love of fellow man as basis for tolerance and acceptance
  10. Re-Echoes
    Father Flanagan’s own words about his former boys
  11. World Outreach
    Father Flanagan’s trips to Japan and to Germany and other international outreaches as well as the response of nations when he died.
  12. Sainthood
    the canonization process and how Father Flanagan and the groundswell of devotion must meet this criteria

Books on Father Flanagan & Boys Town:

Father Flanagan of Boys Town: A MAN OF VISION
By Hugh Reilly and Kevin Warneke

Boys Town, A PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY
Editor: Barbara A. Lonnborg

Boys Town, THE CONSTANT SPIRIT (Images of America Series)
By James R. Ivey

Father Flanagan’s Legacy: HOPE AND HEALING FOR CHILDREN
Editors: Barbara A. Lonnborg and Thomas J. Lynch

Finding Happiness In Faith, Family and Work: WORDS OF PRACTICAL IRISH WISDOM FROM FATHER FLANAGAN
Boys Town Press

Letters from the Front: BOYS TOWN ON THE BATTLEFIELD FROM PEARL HARBOR TO THE PERSIAN GULF
By Terry L. Hyland and Hugh J. Reilly

Father Flanagan of Boys Town
By Fulton J. Oursler and W. Oursler, 1949