The story

Joana D'arc


Joan of Arc was born in France in 1412 and died in 1431 (medieval times). She was an important character in French history during the Hundred Years War (1337-1453), when her country faced rival England. Joan of Arc was canonized (transformed into saint) in the year 1920.

The life story of this French heroine is marked by tragic facts. As a child, he witnessed the murder of family members by English soldiers who broke into his village. At the age of 13, she began to see visions and receive messages, which she said came from saints Michael, Catherine, and Margaret. In these messages, she was instructed to join the French army and assist her kingdom in the war against England.

Motivated by the messages, she cut her hair very short, dressed as a man, and began military training. It was accepted in the French army, even commanding troops. His important victories and his recognition of King Charles VII aroused envy in other military leaders of France. These began to conspire and diminished Joan of Arc's support. In 1430, during a battle in Paris, she was wounded and captured by the Burgundians who sold her to the English. She was accused of practicing witchcraft for her visions and sentenced to death at the stake. It was burned alive in the city of Rouen in the year 1431.

Saint Joan of Arc

Birth January 6, 1412 in Domrémy-la-Pucelle
Death May 30, 1431 in Rouen
Beatified 1909, Rome By: St. Pius X
Canonized May 5, 1920, Rome by: Pope Benedict XV
Liturgical feast May 30th


Engraving of 1505


Joan of Arc statue in Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral