Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc – Forevermore to Dream, in the words of St. Thérèse

I continue to peruse the library of YouTube videos I have created over the years. This one has over eight thousand views. It is a poem of St. Thérèse about Joan of Arc. Thérèse is quoted as saying that the knowledge of Joan was one of the greatest graces of her life. She wrote what… Continue reading Joan of Arc – Forevermore to Dream, in the words of St. Thérèse

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Joan of Arc’s execution and canonization

I was refreshing my YouTube page and thought I would post some of my more popular videos. This one has over 23k views. The last part shows actual photos of Joan's canonization in Rome. It took a while to get her canonized despite the universal recognition of her sanctity. The English were not keen on… Continue reading Joan of Arc’s execution and canonization

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Joan of Arc’s last hours before execution

Here is another of my videos. This one with over 1200 views. If I could explain what we see here, I would. No one can; though, thousands have tried. The answers range from the superficial to the deeply thoughtful, but all remain insufficient. I recall the number of books written on Joan as being upwards… Continue reading Joan of Arc’s last hours before execution

Joan of Arc, The Dove and Rose

St. Joan of Arc’s Intellect

Previously, I wrote on the clear, deeply insightful structure of St. Thérèse's intellect. St. Joan of Arc, the other half of the dynamic celestial duo, requires her own commentary. As opposed to Thérèse who wrote memoirs and letters in her own hand, we have no account of Joan's thoughts as expressed through her own writing.… Continue reading St. Joan of Arc’s Intellect

Joan of Arc, Little Flowers and Fiery Towers

Saints of God are always Present

Joan of Arc, her pyre burns brightly Angels chanting, praying, sighing Martyred, crowned with fire by Jesus “Jesus, Jesus” burning, crying   Does her banner fly in heaven? Can her spirit raise and leaven? Is her friendship gone forever? Saints of God are always present.   Little Flower leads us destined Rich in colors, ever… Continue reading Saints of God are always Present

Joan of Arc, The French Catholic Diaspora

Jeanne d’Arc “forges lentement en nos coeurs tous ces éléments rivaux ”

C'est arrivé quand je lisait le livre “La Pucelle de France : Histoire de la vie et de la mort de Jeanne d'Arc.” J’ai été supris par l’analogie de France au temps de Jeanne, sa method de victoire, et le voyage de nos coeurs. Jeanne nous aide dans notre propre voyage de la même manière.… Continue reading Jeanne d’Arc “forges lentement en nos coeurs tous ces éléments rivaux ”

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Articles of St. Joan’s Intercession

The Articles of St. Joan of Arc’s Intercession This journal records the signal graces St. Joan of Arc obtains for us by the will of divine providence when we are devoted and consecrated to her. Our Lord and Our Lady desire great spiritual works from us through the intercession, guidance, patronage, and sisterly care of… Continue reading Articles of St. Joan’s Intercession

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Joan of Arc’s philosophical defense during her Inquisition

Question: What sort of help say you that this voice has brought you for the salvation of your soul? Joan: It has taught me to conduct myself well, to go habitually to church… Question: Have you some other sign that these voices are good spirits? Joan: Saint Michael assured me of it before the voices… Continue reading Joan of Arc’s philosophical defense during her Inquisition

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Joan of Arc leading me to Le Royaume

One of the truly remarkable aspects of Roman Catholicism is the incredible view, that is, the world view through which we perceive our state of happiness. As I stand in the Church and look out, I see panoramic landscapes with beautiful vistas that include roaring rivers, mysterious forests, contemplative plains, majestic mountains, and deep echoing… Continue reading Joan of Arc leading me to Le Royaume