Monday, May 28, 2007

St. Joan and St.Thérèse

Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus had great devotion to St. Jeanne d'Arc. Here are the verses which she wrote and dramatized in honor of the Maid of Lorraine, with herself dressed as Jeanne. St.Thérèse wrote:

Thy Church, O conquering God! through all the earth,

Begs Thee to crown with the saint's royal crown,

A virgin, martyr, warrior, whose true worth

In heaven's high courts e'en now hath won renown.

Our tumults calm;

Her cause advance!

The halo and the palm

Give unto Jeanne of France!

Novena prayer in honor of St. Joan


Anonymous said...

This is truly a remarkable Saint. What a blessing it was for us that her sister to be permitted in a convent where there is no property to granted the cloister so that we may view this Saints likeness.

My daughter, whom you probably get sick of hearing about chose the names Therese-Bernardette for her confimation.

de Brantigny

elena maria vidal said...

Yes, the photos are amazing! And what wonderful confirmation names for a special young lady!

Terry Nelson said...

Elena, if you haven't done so yet, visit Ken at Hollowed Ground, he has some wonderful images concerning St. Joan.