Fr. Flanagan

Today, I’ve got a story for you! It’s about Omaha’s own (God willing) future saint, Fr. Edward Flanagan.

If you’ve seen the 1938 biopic on his life, you might think you know all about him. However, Boys Town’s Historian, Thomas Lynch, shares a wealth of stories that are sure to inspire.

Fr. Flanagan was ahead of his time with the changes he introduced. He revolutionized the care for orphans and other wards of the state. He integrated people of different ethnicities and religions into one community. And, he had a personal devotion to the Lord which caused him to always meet hatred with love.

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Jim Jansen – Director of Pastoral Services, Archdiocese of Omaha

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