03 May Brother’s Backstory – Br. Michael Flanigan
Marist Brother 1981-Present
Br. Michael Flanigan was born in Astoria, NY, and attended Mt. Saint Michael Academy and St. Agnes Boy’s High school. From this exposure to the Marist Brothers, he made the decision to profess his vows in 1981 and professed his perpetual vows in 1986.
Br. Michael has worked in many schools including: Our Lady of Lourdes in Poughkeepsie, NY, Mount St. Michael Academy in the Bronx, Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx, and St. Agnes High School in Manhattan just to name a few.
While at these schools he taught various subjects such as English, French, Spanish, and Religion and served as Campus Minister, Principal, and President at times as well.
One of his favorite accomplishments was founding a program that served as an alternative to incarceration for juvenile men at the Abraham House, a social services organization in the Bronx.
Br. Michael also served as Vice Provincial of The Marist Brothers and a delegate of the Superior General of the Marist Brothers for Mission Ad Gentes, a mission to open new opportunities for Brothers and Lay Marists in Asia.
Br. Michael currently serves as a Campus Minister at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY. He facilitates various men’s spirit groups and organizes weekly community service opportunities for the students on campus. He is also recognized for his November Hunger Month programming that highlights the fight against hunger.
Along with this, he’s on the Board of Directors for the Marist Brothers Center at Esopus.