The Franciscan Federation, a national organization founded in 1965 to promote Franciscan Evangelical Life, held its annual conference on June 19-22 in Indianapolis, Indiana. This year’s theme was entitled “Responding to God’s Love, A Franciscan Moral Vision.” The attendees enjoyed three days of presentations and seminars regarding Franciscan ideals and values and also the presentation of the Peacemaker Award.
The Peacemaker Award is an annual award which has a different set criteria every year. Every congregation nominates one person who then receives the honor. This year's requisites for the award are for a Sister or Brother who reflects the beauty and virtue of God through artistic expression. This year the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago nominated Sister M. Francis Clare for her artistic contributions over the years as a Sister and General Minister with the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago.
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