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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

St Joan Of Arc

Saint Joan of Arc EXCERPTS FROM WIKIPEDIA.COM(French: Jeanne d'Arc; c. 1412 – 30 May 1431) is a national heroine of France and a Catholic saint. A peasant girl born in eastern France, she led the French army to several important victories during the Hundred Years' War, claiming divine guidance, and was indirectly responsible for the coronation of Charles VII. She was captured by the English, tried by an ecclesiastical court, and burned at the stake when she was nineteen years old. Twenty-four years later, the Holy See reviewed the decision of the ecclesiastical court, found her innocent, and declared her a martyr. She was beatified in 1909 and later canonized in 1920.

Joan asserted that she had visions from God that told her to recover her homeland from English domination late in the Hundred Years' War. The uncrowned King Charles VII sent her to the siege at Orléans as part of a relief mission. She gained prominence when she overcame the dismissive attitude of veteran commanders and lifted the siege in only nine days. Several more swift victories led to Charles VII's coronation at Reims and settled the disputed succession to the throne.

Joan of Arc has remained an important figure in Western culture. From Napoleon to the present, French politicians of all leanings have invoked her memory. Major writers and composers who have created works about her include Shakespeare, Voltaire, Schiller, Verdi, Tchaikovsky, Twain, and Shaw. Depictions of her continue in film, television, video games, song, and dance.

For me, She is really someone worth admired at. Very conscious about sins and wanted to get confessions as soon as possible. She is young and have the courage to lead a battle. She wanted her soul rather than saving her body when she was about to be burn during her trial. She rather accepted it than rejecting her God. Truly a magnificent girl which does not exist only in books or stories but a real and actual happening in the history of France and in the whole world. She is worth to be admired.

watch the movie St Joan of Arc



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