Can you imagine as a teenager confronting a royal leader, let alone leading soldiers into battle?
- On this day in 1920, Joan of Arc was canonized a Saint. France celebrates this fearless girl every year on May 8th.
Only a teenager, when she led French armies into battle during the Hundred Years War, Joan of Arc (or Jeanne d’Arc), became a folk heroine of France and a Roman Catholic Saint. Born a peasant girl with little education, ‘The Maid of Orleans’, persuaded the King and army leaders that there was a way to beat the English army, all based on a vision from God. She will long be cherished, as one of the most revered females in history.
We invite you to introduce this brave girl as an inspiration to others by sharing her amazing story HERE. We need to re-visit these incredible heroes so they are not forgotten.
- Our lives, our children’s lives, seem so complicated at times. If we can draw on the amazing people who bravely gave up so much and fought for what they believed in, maybe we can inspire someone else to try that little bit more or work that little bit harder.
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