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Saint Joan of Arc

It always falls on May 30 every year.

This day falls on the day of her death by burning on the old square in Rouen on 30 May 1431.

Joan of Arc (nicknamed Virgin of Orleans) was born on January 6, 1412 and died May 30, 1431. She is considered a hero of France and a Roman Catholic saint.

She was born in Domrema in northeastern France to a family of peasants. Already at the age of 7, she saved her country from defeat at the head of the French troops and reversed the development of a century-old war.

From the age of 14 she heard the special voices of the Archangel Michael, St. Margaret and St. Catherine, who instructed her to support Charles VII. France was supposed to get rid of English domination in the holy war. King Charles VII sent Joan to siege Orleans as part of a relief mission. Before that, she had been tested by the Church Commission in Poitiers to see if she was a witch and succeeded. After only 9 days, the siege was canceled and became important. Several other victories led in 1429 to the coronation of Charles VII in Reims Cathedral.

The captives were in 1430 Burgundy and sold to their English allies. The King did nothing to save her. Joan was convicted after the harsh inquisition process, and on May 30, 1431 in Rouen she was burnt at the marketplace as a heretic and witch at only 19 years old.

When Charles VII had rule over almost all of France, he took charge of the restoration of the ecclesiastical process and declared Johanka a victim of a judicial error. She was rehabilitated in full and declared innocent and martyr. Pope Pius X declared it Blessed in 1909 and Pope Benedict XV. It was in 1920 was canonized (declared holy).

He is one of the 9 patrons of France. Saint Joan of Arc is patron of France and patron saint of soldiers.