Basic Information
Name

Joan of Arc

Feast Day

May 30

Short Bio

Youngest in a family of 5 children, Joan grew up hard working and pious in Domremy, France, during a time of political tension and war. At 13, she was granted visions from 3 saints who inspired her to reclaim France from the English and confirm the king’s coronation. With supernatural charisma and maidenly modesty, she marshaled the army to repeated victories. She thus earned the hatred of the English, who captured her during a failed battle. Through an illicit Inquisition comprised of harsh treatment and incessant grueling, she was condemned to the stake as a heretic. 24 years later, the Pope championed a reversal and cleared her name.

Born

January 6, 1412

Died

May 30, 1431

Patron of

France, Martyrs, Captives, Military personnel, People ridiculed for their piety, Prisoners, Soldiers, Women who have served in the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service), and Women's Army Corps

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Personal
Born in

Domrémy in north-east France

Lived in

France

Gender

Women

Form of Passing

Martyr

Roles

Military, Martyr

Century

15th Century

Family & Relationships
Family Members

Parents: Jacques d’Arc and Isabelle

Details & Interests
Name Variations

"The Maid of Orléans" (French: La Pucelle d'Orléans)

Canonization Status
Canonized by

Pope Benedict XV at St. Peter's Basilica, Rome

Canonization

Canonized

Date Canonized

May 16, 1920

Beatified on

April 18, 1909

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