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. Today the Province is responsible for administration of its own high school in Athol Springs, NY (St. Francis High School), an Archdiocesan high school in Baltimore, MD (Archbishop Curley High School) and individual friars work in a high school academic or campus ministry capacity at Our Lady of Good Counsel – Olney, and St. Francis Academy – Baltimore. A number of friars are also 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. Through these educational endeavors, the friars of Our Lady of the Angels Province seek to assist young people and adults in developing their intellectual abilities, while at the same time sharing with them the spiritual tradition of the Franciscan Order.