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Our student Joan of Arc, 2019 Krewe de Jeanne d’Arc Maid of Honor Alyssa Fortier, truly embodied Joan as a modern teen and wore her armor to two proms and to her graduation this spring!! As her mom and I discussed, it’s important to remember joan of arc was a teen! She was an astonishingly remarkable one at that—and so are all of our maids, in their own right!! Thank you Alyssa and Mom of Alyssa Adrianne D'Antonio for wholly embracing Joan’s spirit and carrying her with you through all of your senior year milestones!!! May she always be with you and may you always feel her armor protecting you and may you always keep your sword at your side! #congratsjoanie ... See MoreSee Less

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It was such a pleasure to meet and celebrate with this poised young woman. Wishing you every joy, Alyssa. ♥️

she’s so exceptional

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May your mind be clear and strong today!

The claim all over the internet is that Madonna “channeled Joan of Arc” for the Eurovision Song Contest yesterday—but that eye patch is so pirates of the Caribbean! Huh. With Game of Thrones on everyone’s mind there’s no doubt there’s a medieval warrior chic trend we can’t ignore! #modmedieval ... See MoreSee Less

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The claim all over the internet is that Madonna “channeled Joan of Arc” for the Eurovision Song Contest yesterday—but that eye patch is so pirates of the Caribbean! Huh. With Game of Thrones on everyone’s mind there’s no doubt there’s a medieval warrior chic trend we can’t ignore! #modmedievalImage attachmentImage attachment

 

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Well, the fashion designer is quoted as saying "I was imagining Joan of Arc as a dark, romantic queen who was reincarnated in Madonna’s body," so I don't think historical accuracy was really a consideration.

Here is the previously mentioned song. I enjoy it because it shows how Joan is a symbol of strength and perseverance to so many. Especially when it comes to systematic oppression, that is easily discernable by recognizing the fragility of a patriarchal male ego. I was fortunate to have a lot of strong women as my catechism teachers. https://youtu.be/Uv40WdbfVw8

I disagree with the previous comment. I think an empowered woman not afraid to use her gifts to speak against the patriarchal dictates of the entertainment world be a delight to Joan.

Lastly when Joan was martyred at the stake as the flames were lit and she began to burn. She cried out a Frier to lift up the cross to her eyes so its the last thing she sees and cried out Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! before she was consumed... Madonna made a famous music Video of a flaming cross around which she dancing half naked about her sexuality... the Two women ARE NOT compare able.

Simply put. One will not understand Joan or her story without understanding the Power of God. As Joan often said she was nothing. She was simply God's Messenger. It for this reason the men of her day battle harden Knight such as Le Hire and Jean Metz flew to their knees and offered their loyalty and devotion to her cause. Even if that meant death. At the second trial the court asked Le Hire in essence.. "Look we know your reputation you lusty old French dog and womanizer and solider. Why didn't you take advantage of his girl?" Le Hire her most loyal friend. "When you were in her presence. You weren't in the presence of a Earthly Woman. You were in the presence of the Sacred you were in the presence of God.. You simply did not think of such Earthly matters. You simply fell to your knees wanting to be part of that Pure Light!" An at Orleans Joan Led her Men 8,600 at the head of the army with her Banner to Jesus n Mary.. Into History remembered to this very day! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93JtAWXwwfo

Joan was a highly religious catholic and chaste. Madonna from a conservative catholic point of view (which Joan was) blasphemes the cross and Mary (Like a Virgin Song) Madonna made her entire career selling her sexuality. well like a Tramp. Joan wasn't against sexuality and woman hood though. She stated at her first trial. Her greatest wish if she could have it was to return home and settle down like any woman of her day. weave, raise a family go back to dresses and run her house. She did NOT like being a general of a nations army. But God so commanded it and she wasn't about to disobey God or her Voices which she believed to be his angels and saints. I would rather die than do something which I know to be a sin, or to be against God's will. Joan of Arc I place trust in God, my creator, in all things; I love Him with all my heart. Joan of Arc If I be not in a state of grace, I pray God place me in it; if I be in it, I pray God keep me so. Joan of Arc Since God had commanded it, it was necessary that I do it. Since God commanded it, even if I had a hundred fathers and mothers, even if I had been a King's daughter, I would have gone nevertheless. Joan of Arc As for Madonna .. well all she loves and obeys is Madonna. .

You know according to Le Hire and Jean Metz.. The one thing that caused Joan to fly into a rage was watching the "Camp followers" whores plying their wears among her soldiers while they camped after a march. Joan would rush into her tent and pull out the sword of Saint Catherine run out into the camp and beat them on the backs with the flat of the sword chasing them off. In fact she broke her Holy Sword doing that lol.. She would do far Far worse to Madonna.

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What should we do in NOLA one year from today to honor the 100th anniversary of Joan becoming Saint Joan??
We welcome your ideas! A few of you have written to us to help make this a special day. We have a good relationship with Father Landry at St. Louis Cathedral so will be reaching out to him and others in the Catholic community, including our own krewe members.

Please write to us at captain@joanofarcparade.org with your ideas and thoughts.

We continue to form committees for special projects like this and need as many soldiers as we can for our growing army of artists!
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What should we do in NOLA one year from today to honor the 100th anniversary of Joan becoming Saint Joan?? 
We welcome your ideas!  A few of you have written to us to help make this a special day. We have a good relationship with Father Landry at St. Louis Cathedral so will be reaching out to him and others in the Catholic community, including our own krewe members. 

Please write to us at captain@joanofarcparade.org with your ideas and thoughts.  

We continue to form committees for special projects like this and need as many soldiers as we can for our growing army of artists!

 

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A special feast day with a Pontifical High Mass in the Extraordinary Form.

How about we lead a fund-raising effort to replace the laurel crown on her statue, since the one the statue came with disappeared around the time the French Market decorated it for the NFC Championship Game this year. Then we can replace the crown in a public ceremony on 5/16/2020, with all the whistles-and-bells befitting such an occasion, just like she crowned Charles VII.

Sam you should follow this page. We need to go to NOLA so you can see Jehanne. 😊

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