Saint Joan of Arc (Jeanne d’Arc)

 

Web-Ready-Ste.Jeanne-d'Arc Saint Jeanne D’Arc exemplified an intense devotion to her country and to her faith.

Joan of Arc while absorbed in prayer, heard the voices of St. Michael, St. Margaret, and St. Catherine, among others, calling her aid the King of France in reclaiming his kingdom from the Protestant English. St. Joan was successful in this endeavor, but paid with her life when she was captured and sold to the English, who burned her at the stake for the sins of heresy, sorcery, and adultery. Mother Mary Cleophas herself selected the picture on which this image is based. She tore it from a book and enclosed in a letter to Mr. Willet instructing him to use it as the basis for the stained glass window.

Joan appears in the window as a warrior, wearing a suit of armor and holding her sword. The predella depicts Joan hearing the call of an angel to rise up and fight the English as a soldier of Christ.