Joan Of Arc Martyr

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Joan of Arc
Burned at the stake for being accused of being a blasphemy of god and misbelieving the faith of the Christ, accused of being a witch, Joan of Arc was looked at as an innocent young lady who reused France from 100 years of English invaders. Twenty-five years after she died, Pope Callixtus III dropped the charges against her, pronounced her innocent, and declared her a martyr. She was made a national symbol by napoleon during his reign for her and was pronounced one of the secondary patrons of saints in France. Joan was born in the town of Domremy, France to Jacques D’Arc and Isabelle. She was baptized in the church of Domremy. She was raised in a poor family so in her free time she plowed wheat and guarded the animals in the field
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In one interview, she was asked “in your extreme youth did you have a great wish to go out against the Burgundians?” she answered, “I had a great desire that my king have his kingdom. When she was thirteen she claimed that she had heard a voice from god to help her know what to do about the Burgundians. She normally heard the voice upon the right side of the church, and hardly ever heard it without seeing bright lights. After she hear the voices she came to the conclusion that it was the voice of an angel. She claimed that her visions were that of the archangel Michael, Saint Catherine Saint Margaret, and the archangel Gabriel. In February 1429 she convinced Lord Robert de Baudricourt escort of soldiers to bring her to Chinon. She was allowed to present her case to the Dauphin Charles. He was convinced by what she had to say, but he sent her to be evaluated by the top clergy in Chinon. They told Charles that "nothing improper has been found in her, only good, humility, chastity, piety, propriety,…show more content…
Joan’s trial for heresy was politically motivated during the Hundred Years war between England and France. After a yearlong trial, three major indictments were made against her. The first was that she used magic. The second was that she was headstrong in speaking out for her faith. The third set of accusations reflects Joan of Arc 's pure obedience to God. Joan was only 18 or 19 when she died. Many who supported her believed that her death was a powerful witness of her commitment to God. When her sentence was to be carried out, she begged two priests, Father Martin Ladvenu and Father Isambart de la Pierre, to hold a crucifix before her as she burned so that she could see Jesus Christ. The English burned her body twice so that her remains would be completely ash and cast them all into the Seine River in order to prevent any collection of relics. Because of their actions they reveal that even the English thought of her as a saint. Even her executioner feared damnation because of his involvement in her
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