Articles of Joan of Arc's Trial of Nullification

Joan of Arc Trial of Nullification – Article 1

Article 1

That because she had come with the aid of the most Christian King of France and fought with the army against the English, Joan was pursued by a mortal hatred and was hated by the English, and that they sought her death by every means. And so it was and that is the truth.

~ Régine Pernoud, Joan of Arc – Her Story

Thérèsian reflection

Joan approaches the Prince and says to him softly: By my God, gentle Prince, I know the prayer you made this morning after Communion, in your private oratory, with no one but God as witness. “Lord, if I am the rightful heir of the noble house of France and if this kingdom ought legitimately to belong to me, grant, I beg You, that I may preserve it and defend it against the attacks of the English. If that is not the case, I ask for the grace to escape death or captivity and let me escape to Scotland or Spain where I hope to find refuge.” ( The king seems very moved. He weeps. Joan, in a louder voice:) And I tell you, on God’s part, that you are the true heir of the kingdom of France and the King’s son. I was sent to bring you to Reims that you might there receive the consecration and the crown.

~ Therese of Lisieux. The Plays of Saint Therese of Lisieux: Pious Recreations (Kindle Locations 1131-1137). Kindle Edition.

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