Throughout its long history, education has been an important part of the Franciscan Order. Friars from Our Lady of the Angels Province have had strong traditions in education ministry. They operated a College-Seminary and administered and taught in a great number of high schools.
Individual friars work in a high school academic or campus ministry capacity, as well as a number of friars involved in higher education – serving as administrators and teachers at various seminaries and colleges. Many of our parishes are affiliated with diocesan elementary schools. We also have friars in the past and currently serving as instructors and administrators at St. Mary’s Seminary and University, in Roland Park, Maryland, the College of Our lady of the Elms – Chicopee, the University of Notre Dame – IN, and in the St. Paul University Canon Law Program – Ottawa. Others are involved in the education and training of the laity for ministry in the Church.