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Saint Joan: The Girl Soldier - A Vision Book - by Louis de Wohl

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Joan: The Girl Soldier - A Vision Book

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The remarkable life of "Joan of Arc" - Saint Joan - for young readers.

 

 

This volume in the Vision Books series of saints for youth combines a world-famous Catholic novelist, Louis de Wohl, with one of the most thrilling and dramatic saints' lives in history, St. Joan of Arc. De Wohl uses his famed narrative skill to tell young people about the brave teenage French girl who had visions and led armies in battle, but also about how her entire life testifies to the amazing power of God's grace.

 

It's all here: how Joan, a humble maiden in an insignificant town, was told by St. Michael the Archangel, St. Catherine, and St. Margaret to lead the French in battle against the English; how she finally succeeded in convincing the French of the truth of her mission; how she met with fantastic success but was betrayed, captured, and imprisoned; and finally, how she suffered through a politically motivated trial for heresy and was burned at the stake.

De Wohl is interested not solely in the external details of Joan's life, but in Joan's all-encompassing love for God, which informed all her courageous actions from beginning to end. You'll not only thrill to Joan's heroism; your heart will delight in her example of loving surrender to God's will. Every detail of her life will ring out to you as a joyful witness to the grace of God.
 


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0-89870-822-2
9780898708226
166
8"  (20.3 cm) x 5 1/4"  (13.3 cm) x 0 1/2"  (1.27 cm)
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This item received 5 stars overall. This should be on every child's summer (or winter) reading list

Saint Joan, The Girl Soldier written by Louis de Wohl, illustrated by Harry Barton, published by Ignatius Press, part of the Vision Book Series, 166 pages. I can not say enough great things about the Vision Book Series. These are a wonderfully written series on the lives of much loved Catholic saints. They are a must have for any Catholic home, and especially any home schooling family. "Saint Joan" is a very reader friendly book, 5th grade and up, with the exception of the very French last names, which were very hard for us to pronounce. Girls will love to read this book, of course, as they learn how Joan of Arc commanded, and fought along side her army. Boys will love to read Full Review...

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St. Joan Of Arc

St. Joan Of Arc Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 05/30
Tridentine Calendar - 05/30


Patron Of: Imprisoned, Prisoners, Rape Victims, Soldiers, France, Martyrs

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

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. She resisted for more than three years, but finally went to Charles VII in Chinon and told him of her visions. Carrying a banner that read "Jesus, Mary", she led troops from one battle to another. She was severely wounded, but her victories from 23 February 1429 to 23 May 1430 brought Charles VII to the throne. Captured by the Burgundians during the defence of Compiegne, she was sold to the English for 10 thousand francs. She was put on trial by an ecclesiastical court conducted by Cauchon, Bishop of Beauvais, a supporter of England, and was 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



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