Posts tagged “Joan of Arc

Saint Joan of Arc

Posted on October 30, 2016

Song: Prayer to Saint Joan of Arc Ibecame an adult in the eyes of the Catholic Church (while remaining 14 years old in the eyes of my parents) in 1978. At the initiation ceremony, known as Confirmation, the Church symbolically re-named me after a saint of my choosing. Having grown up in a family of outspoken feminists, I naturally chose the name Joan of Arc. Who Was Joan? Joan of Arc was born in the village of Domrémy, France, around the year 1412. Like other girls in her rural community, Joan was devoutly Catholic and worked hard at domestic and farm chores to help her family survive. At the time, France was heading towards the climax of the Hundred Years’ War. There were three warring…