Sunday, January 6, 2013

Birthday of La Pucelle

The great feast of Epiphany coincides with the birthday of Saint Joan of Arc, who called herself La Pucelle, "The Maid." Here is a link to some of her most famous quotations, in addition to those included below.

Je me attens a Dieu, mon createur, de tout; je layme (l'ayme) de tout mon cuer.
"I place trust in God, my creator, in all things; I love Him with all my heart."

Je suis cy envoiée de par Dieu, le roy du ciel.
"I am sent here by God, the King of Heaven".

Je me attens a mon juge, cest (c'est) le roy du ciel et de la terre.
"I trust in my Judge, who is the King of Heaven and Earth".


Jack Bennett said...

Joan of Arc is the one (documented) person in history whose real story and personality is more impressive than the legends about her. Even hard-bitten agnostics like Mark Twain and George Bernard Shaw loved her.

hummingbird said...

A very great saint, and a very unusual vocation.

victoria thorne said...

georgous illustration, beautiful quotations. so enjoy stopping by.