was thirteen when St. Michael first appeared to her in a vision.
Within five years she was rallying a demoralized army, leading the
French to a definitive defeat of the English. Captured and
imprisoned, at nineteen years old she was burned at the stake after a
rigged ecclesiastical inquisition falsely charged her with heresy.
of Arc isn't your typical saint. Groomed from her earliest years for
a specific mission from God, she responded with indefatigable resolve
to liberate her homeland. Her extraordinary, heroic witness led
countless souls in religious fidelity to God and compassionate
charity to others.
these pages, you won't simply learn about St. Joan of Arc's mission
and accomplishments; you'll humbly meditate on her profound legacy of
virtue. You'll discover her heroic and enduring love of God and
country — a heroism that continues to inspire those who come to
discover how prayer and the Church's sacramental life gave her the
strength to overcome a divided nobility, a discouraged army, and the
treachery of churchmen in league with the enemy.
God's grace in her soul, she boldly led battlefield operations,
inspiring the king and people of France to fulfill their own mission
of restoring themselves as one nation under God.
St. Joan remains heavenly engaged in holy war, radiantly and
powerfully continuing her witness as a virtuous, victorious virgin
against the evil Enemy of souls.