Saint Maurice church, Strasbourg.
I have always admired her story and the history of her bravery. I most of all admired how she believed without faulter in God and loved France. She saved France.
We have stood in the house of her birth and the church she worship in. We have walked through her small village and looked across the soft hills around it. While standing with a four year old Angel Girl and Vilay in the church next to the house Joan of Arc was born in, I lit a candle for our family to be. Vilay and I were to be married not more than three months later. It was then that a thought came to me that she should be the protector of our new family. We all agreed then and there that she would be the patron saint of our family forever.
In France, we had an image of her on the wall of our living room and a statue in the kitchen window. We could not bring them with us to America. As soon as we are financially able, I will get these replaced. When I needed to I would go to her image in my living room or in my kitchen to draw strength from her. I do it now from the image on my blog.
I want to wish all of you a wonderful and beautiful Christmas with your family and loved ones. I pray that Joan of Arc will protect all of you as she does our family.
God bless you and Merry Christmas.
Jeanne d’Arc on Google (images)