ST. JOAN of ARC – Patron of Soldiers/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 received a vision from 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, but when she was captured the new King, Charles VII made no move to rescue her. She was burned at the stake after being accused of witchcraft.
b. 1/6/1412 Lorraine, France d. 5/30/1431 Rouen, France
Patronage: Women’s Army Corps, France, Soldiers
Feast Day : May 30
Memorial Day May 30