Bishop Thomas J. Flanagan, DD (Retired)
Retired Auxiliary Bishop Thomas J. Flanagan was born in Rathmore, County Kildare, Ireland on Oct. 23, 1930, to Patrick and Mary McNamara Flanagan, both deceased. Bishop Flanagan is the oldest of eight children. On June 10, 1956, he was ordained into the priesthood at the Cathedral of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Thurles, County Tipperary, Ireland. He was ordained as monsignor in San Antonio Nov. 29, 1989, and as an auxiliary bishop in February 1998.