06 January 2019

6th January 1412 - Joan of Arc was born

On 6th January 1412, Joan of Arc was born.

Joan said she received visions instructing her to support Charles VII and recover France from English domination late in the Hundred Years' War.

On 23rd May 1430, she was captured at Compi├Ęgne and handed over to the English and put on trial, declared guilty, and burned at the stake on 30th May 1431, age 19.

In 1456, a court authorized by Pope Callixtus III examined the trial, debunked the charges against her, pronounced her innocent, and declared her a martyr.

At her trial she said "I was thirteen when I heard a Voice from God for my help and guidance. The first time that I heard this Voice, I was very much frightened; it was mid-day, in the summer, in my father's garden. I had not fasted the day before. I heard this Voice to my right, towards the Church; rarely do I hear it without its being accompanied also by a light. This light comes from the same side as the Voice. Generally it is a great light. Since I came into France I have often heard this Voice. …"

Thankyou to Wikipdedia January_6 and wikiquotes for the quote.

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