Joan of Arc was a real person, born to a peasant household in north-east France. Joan said she had received visions from God advising her to support Charles VII and recover France from English domination late in the Hundred Years’ War. She said that she experienced her first vision around 1424 at the age of 12, when she was alone in a field. She saw visions of figures she identified as Saint Michael, Saint Catherine, and Saint Margaret, who told her to drive out the English and bring the Dauphin to Reims for his coronation.
Claiming to have received this divine guidance, she proceeded to lead the French army to multiple victories against England in the Hundred Years’ War. This led the way for the coronation of Charles VII of France. She was captured by the Burgundians, given to the English in exchange for money and then put on trial for charges of “insubordination and heterodoxy.” When she was just 19 years old she was burned at the stake for heresy.
An inquisitorial court authorized by Pope Callixtus III twenty-five years after her execution, analyzed the original trial, pronounced her innocent, and then declared her a martyr. Joan of Arc was beatified in 1909 and canonized in 1920. She is among the patron saints of France, together with St. Denis, St. Martin of Tours, St. Louis IX, and St. Theresa of Lisieux. *
As a guide, Joan of Arc is willing to lend her courage and strength to you when you are in need. If you ever have a great challenge to face or a big hurdle to get over, Joan of Arc is available to support you with her own indominatable spirit. When she comes to assist you, you may feel her standing right behind you, supporting you, physically and energetically. You may feel her shield protecting you and her sword at the ready to cut through any fear you may have. Joan of Arc will help you to have the courage of your convictions and fearlessly face whatever trials are before you.
Because Joan of Arc is so surely and divinely guided, you can count on her to lead you to victory when your cause is just. Joan of Arc heals with a warming deep red color light.
*Source of historical information: Wikipedia.org