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Joan of Arc was perhaps the most wonderful person who ever lived in the world.

~ Andrew Lang

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

St. Thérèse’s Intellect

Amongst all the attention I bring on St. Joan of Arc, I too seldom make mention of the other half of the dynamic duo, St. Thérèse of Lisieux. Thérèse joined the Carmelite order at age 15 (younger than most). Her autobiography, The Story of a Soul, written under obedience to her superior, became a spiritual… Continue reading St. Thérèse’s Intellect

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

Andrew Lang’s Joan of Arc

I highly recommend this relatively short, free, online book by the late Scottish poet and author Andrew Lang. It reminds me of Mark Twain’s book on Joan of Arc and of the reason I think so highly of these works by two men who never could be mistaken for holding orthodox Christian views. The brilliance… Continue reading Andrew Lang’s Joan of Arc


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