Lead: Colonial Maryland was established by Calvert family to provide a haven for fellow Roman Catholics. It demonstrated how precious and how hard to maintain is the modern concept of religious tolerance.

                Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts. 

                Content: The Calverts were English nobility, highly favored by t   he Stuart monarchs, James I, Charles I and Charles II. In 1624 George Calvert, First Baron Baltimore led his family into recusancy, they converted to Roman Catholicism though they practiced their faith quiet ly and remained truly loyal to their Protestant monarchs.  Their religion kept them from high office, but did not encumber them from seeking favors.