Early Birthday Wishes for Tim Flanagan
Just over thirty years ago, when Tim Flanagan was achieving increasing success in his enterprises, a time when the runway was wide open for rising to new heights in the corporate world, he pivoted in a different direction. A man of deep faith throughout his life, Tim began to consider the possibilities for helping the Church, clergy, religious, and laity, achieve the success he had so often facilitated in the business community. Prompted by his devotion to the Lord and our Blessed Mother, and his faith, Tim established the Catholic Leadership Institute, pointing the way to opportunities for evangelization and conversion by calling forth the gifts and talents of the people of God.
Almost ten years ago, the Archdiocese of Boston was blessed with the opportunity to form a partnership with Catholic Leadership Institute, embarking on a program of pastoral planning focused on strengthening parish communities by enhancing the skills of all pastoral leaders. Today, our parishes are being revitalized with initiatives that have flowed from the humble and faithful dedication of a man who shared his gifts for the greater glory of God.
I am very pleased to wish you a Blessed and Happy Birthday, Tim. We look forward to you continuing to lead and accompany us on the journey of discipleship. Be assured of our prayers, and our gratitude for you so generously having responded to the Lord’s call in your life.
Cardinal Seán O’Malley, OFM, Cap.