Saint Joan of Arc

Saint Joan of Arc chaplet information

Also Known as: Also known as Maid of Orleans; Jeanne d'Arc; Jean D'arc; Jehanne Darc
Memorial: 30 May

Profile One of five children born to Jacques d'Arc and Isabelle Romee. Shepherdess. Mystic. Received visions from Saint Margaret of Antioch, Saint Catherine of Alexandria, and Michael the Archangel from age 13.

In the early 15th century, England, in alliance with Burgundy, controlled most of what is modern France. In May 1428 Joan's visions told her to find the true king of France and help him reclaim his throne. Carrying a banner that read "Jesus, Mary", she led troops from one battle to another. Her victories from 23 February 1429 to 23 May 1430 brought Charles VII to the throne. Captured by the Burgundians and sold to the English for 10 thousand francs, she was tried by an ecclesiastical court, and excuted as a heretic. In 1456 her case was re-tried, and Joan was acquitted (23 years too late).

"About Jesus Christ and the Church, I simply know they're just one thing, and we shouldn't complicate the matter." - Saint Joan of Arc, as recorded at her trial

Born: 6 January 1412 at Greux-Domremy, Lorraine, France
Died : burned alive on 30 May 1431 at Rouen, France
Beatified: 11 April 1905 by Pope Saint Pius X
Canonized: 16 May 1920 by Pope Benedict XV
Name: Meaning God is gracious

Patronage captives, France, imprisoned people, martyrs, opposition of Church authorities, people ridiculed for their piety, prisoners, rape victims, soldiers, WACs, WAVES, Women Appointed for Voluntary Emergency Service, Women's Army Corps Representation bareheaded girl in armor with sword, lance or banner

Picture and History taken from:
(Jones, Terry H. Patron Saints Index. 2002. (11-12, 2002)
For more information go to The Online Resource for Joan of Arc
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