The battle standard of St Joan of Arc

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13 Responses to The battle standard of St Joan of Arc

  1. NFA says:

    It’s a shame she was wasted on behalf of ‘the’ French!

  2. Lee says:

    Some on the left have claimed that she was “trans.”

    An insult to all women and an implication that a woman has to be less like a woman to lead and fight in battle.

  3. C.L. says:

    Still an amazing life, all these centuries later. A very unusual and mysterious woman.

    The aspect of it all that’s hard to accept is the idea of God wanting one Christian army to defeat another. I guess it comes down to one side having leaders, ranks and a cause more Godly than the other’s. I don’t think we want to know what God thinks of warfare today, when the combatants don’t so much fight as propel, fire and drop explosives on enemies they rarely even see.

  4. NFA says:

    what C.L. says…

  5. Cassie of Sydney says:

    Joan of Arc was an amazing woman.

  6. calli says:

    The aspect of it all that’s hard to accept is the idea of God wanting one Christian army to defeat another.

    I have stood in the marketplace where Saint Joan was murdered. My thoughts ran to an inexpressible sadness that the war over riches and land was reduced to this – a smouldering pile and a brave soul released heavenward.

    The players on both sides were venal, replete with sin. The times were brutal, unforgiving, full of monstrous cruelty pretending to be valour. Henry V, the great English warrior dead, his infant son a ruler in name only, his uncle John Duke of Bedford acting on his behalf. Dangerous, uncertain times.

    Where the Almighty fits into this is clear – all under His control, each side committed to playing out its part either subject to Him or in defiance. The child king, Henry VI – the House of Lancaster would fall to the House of York during the Wars of the Roses fifty years later. The wars in France were but a memory, leaves fluttering past on the winds of eternity.

    The site in Rouen remained, the place of Joan’s death, even as greater and more deadly wars passed over it. Meanwhile, Richard III was found beneath a carpark.

  7. NFA says:

    And the battle against evil that Joan of Arc fought has surfaced in Uganda!

    Uganda Passes ‘Anti-Gay’ Law, Western NGOs and Governments Threaten Sanctions

  8. C.L. says:

    Calli, consider your beautiful comment up-ticked a hundred times, my friend.

  9. Lee says:

    In a statement later on Monday, US President Joe Biden described the passing of the law as a “tragic violation of universal human rights”, urging Uganda to repeal the legislation immediately.

    Mr Biden also said Washington was considering “additional steps, including the application of sanctions and restriction of entry into the United States against anyone involved in serious human rights abuses or corruption”.

    This, from a country (America) where the judicial system is in harmony with a Democrat government in locking up protesters for years on very shaky grounds, and conservatives are in the FBI’s crosshairs, merely for not toeing the government line, or disagreeing with school boards.

    Biden is a disgusting pervert and an evil old hypocrite.

  10. NFA says:

    Joan of Arc’s standard was carried by her into battles because she did not want to be tempted to kill with the sword.

    Catholic pro-life dad’s home raided, and he’s facing 11 years in prison

  11. Hugh says:

    I think of her burning in the flames, but urging people not to get too close because they might be in danger of burning themselves.

    Freakish, as the agnostic Mark Twain said in his brilliant biography of her, which he regarded as the best book he ever wrote.

    Oh, and she didn’t know which claimant to the papacy was the real one. Interesting.

    The transcript of her trial says it all. Innocent, honest, unbeguiled. Blows your mind.

    St Joan, pray for us.

  12. NFA says:

    what Hugh says…

  13. Shy Ted says:

    Somebody say it, go on, “I knew her husband, Noah”.

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