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

Joan of Arc

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

Joan of Arc

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, 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

Little Flowers and Fiery Towers

The Fire of Joan of Arc (Light out of Dark)

I was wondering one day why Joan of Arc’s end so cruelly stark, formed with her fire, a light out of dark She did everything asked of her, she did nothing wrong, that is my opinion of her life and its song She freed her countrymen and king, she was an astounding figure of history… Continue reading The Fire of Joan of Arc (Light out of Dark)

Little Flowers and Fiery Towers

I have loved what you have loved

I have loved what you loved I have raised my eyes Been moved by your example Followed as you led Had faith because you did You cared about me You fought my battles for me And I miss you And honor you You shared your treasure With me Now I am filled with hope Now… Continue reading I have loved what you have loved

Little Flowers and Fiery Towers

I reach to tightly hold their hands

Saint Joan of Arc and Saint Thérèse Are gifts from God through Mary's hands I did not know the great extent Nor just what Jesus really meant When first Our Lady He bestowed A love for her in me that flowed Until I could not hold inside The movements of this graceful tide To love… Continue reading I reach to tightly hold their hands

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 ”

The French Catholic Diaspora

Légitimité and the Royal Heart

My Royal Heart developed over the years in the shadow of the Légitimiste movement in France. Légitimité had a significant influence on me; though, my work for the Kingdom of France “on earth as it is in Heaven” through the Immaculate Heart of Mary developed independently. I believe that the resulting informal, synchronous relationship I… Continue reading Légitimité and the Royal Heart