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NOVENA to ST. JOAN OF ARC

Preparatory Prayer Almighty and eternal God! With lively faith and reverently worshiping Thy divine Majesty, I prostrate myself before Thee and invoke with filial trust Thy supreme bounty and mercy. … More
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Day Nine:
NOVENA to ST. JOAN OF ARC

Valiant St. Joan, Maid of Orleans,to you I offer this prayer in hope that you may guide me in the virtues of courage, patience, leadership, and trust in God's will. Inspire me from this hour forth to accept God's will unquestioningly, just as you did when obeying the saintly voices of His messengers in the fields of Domremy.

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Day Eight:
NOVENA to ST. JOAN OF ARC

The trial judges when asked if she was in God's grace. Joan's response was: "If I am not, may it please God to put me in it; if I am, may it please God to keep me there." Her reply adhered to Catholic doctrine that grace escapes our experience and cannot be known except by faith, that we cannot rely on our feelings or our works to conclude that … More


Day Seven:
NOVENA to ST. JOAN OF ARC

St. Joan exhibited the virtue of chastity during her life. She vowed virginity for as long as it would please God. In being chaste, a virtue that let her love with an upright and undivided heart, she also achieved purity of intention seeking to fulfill God's will in everything, purity of vision refusing complicity in impure thoughts that turn … More
Day Six: NOVENA to ST. JOAN OF ARC

Inspire me from this hour forth to accept God's will unquestioningly, just as you did when obeying the saintly voices of His messengers in the fields of Domremy."St. Joan heard and listened to the Voice of God through Saints Catherine, Marguerite, and Michael. She has said that she first heard the voices while a child in her birthplace, Domremy. St. Joan had … More
Day Five: NOVENA to ST. JOAN OF ARC

St. Joan, in following God's commands, served her countrymen who had been oppressed by the English. Her cause lead her into battle where she continued to honor God by encouraging purity and morality from her fellow soldiers. St. Joan fulfilled God's mission through justice--the moral virtue that consists in the constant and firm will to give … More
Day Four: NOVENA to ST. JOAN OF ARC

In the face of your enemies, in the face of harassment, ridicule, and doubt, you held firm in your faith. Even in your abandonment, alone and without friends, you held firm in your faith. Even as you faced your own mortality, you held firm in your faith. I pray that I may be as bold in my beliefs as you, St. Joan. I ask that you ride alongside me … More
Day Three: NOVENA to ST. JOAN OF ARC

Beloved Saint Joan you faced three trials in your life. The first a man claimed you were betrothed to him, the second at Poitiers, and the third at Rouen. In each trial you waited on God's spirit to place on your tongue the right things to say in your defense. The first you defended your betrothal to your Lord jesus Christ. The second you … More