In the Spirit of St. Francis of Assisi


Since 1959 the Franciscan International Award has honored people of faith who symbolize the spirit and the apostolic zeal of St. Francis of Assisi. This Franciscan International Award is presented yearly by the Conventual Franciscans on behalf of Franciscan Retreats and Spirituality Center, Prior Lake, Minnesota.

In 1972 Dr. Billy Graham received the award for True Ecumenism. We were honored with his presence and inspired by his words, work, and life.

May God grant him eternal rest.

(Photos courtesy of Province Archives.)