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Saint Joan of Arc

 

Also known as Jean D'arc ,Jeanne d'Arc ,Jehanne Darc ,Maid of Orleans

Memorial 30 May

Profile One of five children born to Jacques d'Arc and Isabelle Romee. Shepherdess. Mystic. From age 13 she received visions from Saint Margaret of Antioch, Saint Catherine of Alexandria, and Michael the Archangel. In the early 15th century, England, in alliance with Burgundy, controlled most of what is modern France. In May 1428 Joan's visions told her to find the true king of France and help him reclaim his throne. She resisted for more than three years, but finally went to Charles VII in Chinon and told him of her visions. Carrying a banner that read "Jesus, Mary", she led troops from one battle to another. She was severely wounded, but her victories from 23 February 1429 to 23 May 1430 brought Charles VII to the throne. Captured by the Burgundians during the defence of Compiegne, she was sold to the English for 10 thousand francs. She was put on trial by an ecclesiastical court conducted by Cauchon, Bishop of Beauvais, a supporter of England, and was excuted as a heretic. In 1456 her case was re-tried, and Joan was acquitted (23 years too late). "About Jesus Christ and the Church, I simply know they're just one thing, and we shouldn't complicate the matter." - Saint Joan of Arc, as recorded at her trial Born 6 January 1412 at Greux-Domremy, Lorraine, France

Died burned alive on 30 May 1431 at Rouen, France

Beatified 11 April 1905 by Pope Saint Pius X

Canonized 16 May 1920 by Pope Benedict XV

Name Meaning God is gracious

Patronage captives ,France, imprisoned people ,martyrs ,opposition of Church authorities, people ridiculed for their piety ,prisoners, rape victims ,soldiers, WACs ,WAVES ,Women Appointed for Voluntary Emergency Service Women's Army Corps Prayers Prayer for Faith

Representation bareheaded girl in armor with sword, lance or banner

 

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