St. Joan of Arc, May 30

Saint Joan of Arc, patron saint of soldiers

Saint Joan of Arc, patron saint of soldiers

Here is an interesting reflection on Saint Joan of Arc, a saint who was not canonized by Church authorities until almost 500 years after her execution, immediately after World War I.

“All saints are ex-sinners (minus one) and partially ignorant—so it must be carefully discerned what in each saint’s life is worthy of imitation and what is not. This is accomplished by measuring the whole and the parts of the respective saint’s life ultimately by the standard set by Jesus.”

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