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Saints in the catholic faith V1
Rev. Joseph Kurtz
Saints in the catholic faith V1
Joan of Arc was born in the year 1412 in Domremy in what is the north eastern part of France. Born to a peasant family as a daughter of Jacques d’Arc and Isabelle Romee. As she grew in age in a village in the French part of duchy of Bar at that time. She received multiple visions that instructed her to aid Charles VII in recovering France from her enemies during the Hundred Years’ War. Which the war was based between the France and England and the civil war between two houses of France the Burgundy and Orleans. In her visions the Archangel Michael, Saint Margaret and Saint Catherine encouraged her to aid Charles VII in saving France. At first though no one took Joan serious in her visions, until defeats were predicted were fulfill in revealing the seriousness of the visions. In which the Dauphin who is the heir to the throne in France, Charles VII would become. Sent Joan on a relief mission to reclaim it under French rule. Before doing so, she was subject to Theologians in reviewing her credentials in considering why God choosing her to fulfill what she claim to be His will for France. In nine days the siege was lifted and victory was achieved at Orleans in that relief mission.
Other victories in which Joan was involved in led to eventually Charles VII to Reims for his coronation. But in the year 1430 in May, Joan was captured by Burgundians who allied with the English faction who had taken over most of France during this time before the French army would reclaim lost territory. She was captured in the city of Compiegne. During her imprisonment at Rouen, she was eventually handed over to the English by the Burgundians. In which a trial was set on many charges of witchcraft and heresy. The supporting bishop who was pro-English who was The Bishop of Beauvais Pierre Cauchon. She was found guilty of the charges claimed against her and burned at the stake. In the year 1431 in May, 30. Dying at the age of nineteen. While being tied to a pillar in which was the stake to hold her for her execution? Eyewitnesses state she asked the clergy, in which were two of them by the names of Martin Ladvenu and Isambart de la Pierre to hold before her a crucifix. In which she repeatedly stated during her execution in a loud voice the name of Jesus. In which she invoked and beseech without termination of the aid of saints of paradise.
After her death the English exposed the remains of her body that were charred. In which to display she had expired and that escape was impossible during her execution. They burned the body two more times to diminish the final remains for looters who would consider her remains to be of relics and to diminish opposition of English rule in showing displaying their strength. The remains were cast into Seine. The executioner by the name of Geoffroy Therage spoke about his actions of the execution of Joan in great fear of what he done. Fearing of what he done of burning a saint in which provoked great fear of being damned for doing so. Twenty five years later after her execution at the stake a turn of events changed the previous verdict of the claims made against Joan.
Pope Callixtus III examined the charges and debunked the claims brought against her during her trial. Claiming she was innocent of the charges and declared the young lady to be a martyr. In 1909 she was beatified and later in the year 1920 she was canonized as well by Pope Benedict XV. She is recognized as one of the secondary patron saints of France with a host of others who were nine total. She would become a popular individual who you will find many films, books holding literature of her life and a host of many more images of her life and the impact of her actions in becoming a saint in the Catholic faith. A popular nickname associated with her is The Maid of Orleans. On the General Roman calendar her feast is not on in the Catholic faith, but is given sainthood in the Catholic faith.
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