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St. Joan of Arc

May 30

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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on of May, repeating indefinitely

(1412-1431)

Joan led the French army to break the siege of Orléans in just nine days. She did not carry a sword into battle, only her banner, and ordered the lives of prisoners to be spared. True to her word, she stood by the side of the dauphin as he was crowned king of France. But then, the French court turned against the teenaged Joan because she was so popular with the peasants. She was captured by the English, who put on a sham trial on false charges, burning her at the stake. But she had saved France from defeat, and a Church investigation later cleared her of all charges.“If I am not in God’s grace, may God put me there; and if I am, may God so keep me.”

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