Interview Summary

This interview was conducted with Fr. Jim Flynn at his residence in Louisville in 2015. His life of ministry rooted in adherence to gospel values has brought an extremely wide circle of friends. In this interview, he retraces his life path from childhood in Louisvilleā€™s West End to conventional service as a priest in several Louisville parishes and then his full embrace of social justice activism, including active participation in marches/ demonstrations, affiliation with Witness for Peace, trips to Central America and more. His activism marked him as a radical troublemaker, but deepened his commitment to what he saw as the teachings of Jesus.

Father Flynn served as pastoral associate at Our Lady of Lourdes in the 1960s. In 1971, he helped establish Epiphany parish, and later served as pastor of St. William and St. Martin de Porres parishes from 1982 through 1999. Since 2011, he has served the Latino communities in and around Louisville.

Interview Accession

2021oh0975_mcalk0002

Interviewee Name

Jim Flynn

Interviewer Name

Morgan C. Atkinson

Interview Partial Date

2015

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