Saturday, September 6, 2008

The Heroism of St. Jeanne d'Arc



Few persons have so completely incarnated in themselves what it means to be a soldier of Christ than St. Joan of Arc, or Jeanne d'Arc. Jeanne left everything behind to follow God's call, although she was quite feminine and excelled at household tasks, such as spinning. For Jeanne to leave her orbit required superhuman fortitude and courage. She was called as a consecrated virgin to symbolize the Church as well as the direct intervention of God in a desperate situation. The saint inspired heroism in those around her, and in those who would come after, notably St.Thérèse of Lisieux. In her battles, she had many brave companions, including some Scottish knights. Here is an article about the Scots who fought for St. Joan. Here is a study of her standard. Share

2 comments:

John's Arts & Crafts said...

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de Brantigny said...

THis just gave me an idea for a political poster... A woman with a weapon...

de Brantigny