Beautiful and unique medal honoring St. Joan of Arc.
St. Joan of Arc was born on January 6, 1412 in the village of Domremy, France. She was the youngest of five children born to pious parents. At an early age she heard the voice of God, followed by the voices of Sts. Michael, Catherine and Margaret who eventually told her to go to the uncrowned King to save France. She was given a small army and lead the French to a shattering victory of Orleans She stood by Charles as he entered Rheims where he was crowned king. She was captured in 1430 and condemned to death as a heretic. At nineteen, she was burned at the stake. "I fear nothing for God is with me," she said. Thirty years later she was exonerated of all guilt and declared a martyr. She was canonized in 1920 by Pope Benedict XV.
St. Joan of Arc is the patroness of France and soldiers. Her feast day is celebrated on May 30th.
Unique hand cast bronze medals of St. Joan of Arc, the Sacred Heart and a filigree cross are suspended from a beautiful crystal bracelet with an African handmade brass bead. The faceted crystal beads are 12mm. The bracelet can clasp between 7"-8 1/2".
This powerful St. Joan of Arc sacramental makes a great gift for birthdays, Confirmation, sponsors, godparents, namesakes, or anyone with a special devotion to St. Joan of Arc. Wear this medal as a reminder of your faith and to call upon St. Joan of Arc's intercession for courage, God's blessings and protection.
PRAYER TO ST. 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.