Joan of Arc – celebrated after 601 years!

"Most beautiful Maid of Heaven, how brilliant is your light. Like a shining star you point the way to the Father of all light." St. Joan of Arc is the patroness of soldiers and of France. Born circa January 6, 1412, Joan of Arc was born to pious parents of the French peasant class, at the obscure village of Domremy, near the province of Lorraine. At a very early age, she heard voices: those of St. Michael, St. Catherine and St. Margaret. At first the messages were personal and … [Read more...]

Joan of Arc’s death on May 30, 1431

Joan of Arc’s death on May 30, 1431 How appropriate that Memorial Day this year falls on the anniversary of Joan of Arc’s death on May 30, 1431, which is her Feast Day. Memorial Day began in America as a way to remember fallen soldiers and honor them for their service and ultimate sacrifice. While Saint Joan of Arc was not an American soldier she certainly was the epitome of a true soldier and deserves to be remembered and honored for her service to all humankind. Joan’s feast day is … [Read more...]

JOAN of ARC was Taking Action in VICTORY at Orleans ~ May 8,1429!

VICTORY at Orleans, 1429! May 8th May 8th On a May 8th Sunday like today in 1429 Joan of Arc achieved complete victory at Orleans. On the morning of May 8th following the previous day’s spectacular storming and taking of the fort Les Tourelles by the French, the English defenders remaining around Orleans left their siege positions and assembled in order of battle in an open field near the city. The French forces came out of Orleans to oppose the English and for an hour the … [Read more...]

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