Prayers to Saint Joan of Arc

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Saint Joan of Arc is the patron saint of Soldiers and France. England controlled most of the land that is now France in the early 1400s. At this time, Joan of Arc was a farm girl who was appointed by Saints Margaret of Antioch, Michael the Archangel, and Catherine of Alexandria to find the true king of France. She led an army to defend France, and when she was captured the new King Charles made no move to rescue her. She was burned at the stake after being accused of witchcraft. She was later cleared of all charges.

Prayer to Saint Joan of Arc

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.

Saint Joan of Arc

Novena to Saint Joan of Arc

Glorious St. Joan of Arc,
filled with compassion for those
who invoke you,
with love for those who suffer,
heavily laden with the weight of my
troubles, I kneel at your feet and
humbly beg you to take my present
need under your special protection...
(mention here).
Vouchsafe to recommend it
to the Blesses Virgin Mary,
and lay it before the throne of Jesus.
Cease not to intercede for me
until my request is granted.
Above all, obtain for me the grace to
one day meet God face to face and
with you and Mary and all the angels
and saints praise Him 
through all eternity.
O most powerful Saint Joan, do not
let me lose my soul, but obtain for me
the grace of winning my ways
to heaven, forever and ever.
Amen.

Saint Joan of Arc

Saint Joan of Arc

Saint Joan of Arc was born in
Domremy in Lorraine (France), in 1412.
Until the age of seventeen years she 
lived the life of a simple shepherdess.
At this time she was commanded 
by heavenly voices to lead the 
French armies against the English
forces which had invaded France.
She did so with great success.
Betrayed, she was tried by civil and 
ecclesiastical courts and condemned
to death.
She was burned alive at the stake
in Rouen, May 30,1431.
A later trial established her
innocence and after due process she
was declared a Saint in 1920.
Saint Joan is the heavenly
patroness of France.
Her feast occurs on May 30.

Saint Joan of Arc

Prayer to Saint Joan of Arc

Most extraordinary soldier, you insistently
proclaim "Let God be served first!" You 
began by winning many victories and received
the plaudits of princes, but then you were
given to the enemy and cruelty put to death.
Instill in us the desire to serve God first and
perform out earthly tasks with that idea ever
in our minds.
Amen.

Saint Joan of Arc
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