Feast of Jeanne D'Arc
When I lived in NYC, I loved visiting "her". At the Met you could stare into her eyes the painting is so large. When I left NYC, "she" came with me and has remained over my mantle ever since.
Joan reminds us to be brave for God, to pray for the brave... and to listen to the Holy voices of our friends, the saints.
Prayer to St. Joan of Arc For Faith
In the face of your enemies, in the face of harassment, ridicule, and doubt, you held firm in your faith. Even in your abandonment, alone and without friends, you held firm in your faith. Even as you faced your own mortality, you held firm in your faith. I pray that I may be as bold in my beliefs as you, St. Joan. I ask that you ride alongside me in my own battles. Help me be mindful that what is worthwhile can be won when I persist. Help me hold firm in my faith. Help me believe in my ability to act well and wisely. Amen.