The front of this medal features Joan wearing her armor with he battle flag flying in her hand. The worn inscription is in French: “Bienheureuse Jean D’Arc” (Blessed Joan of Arc). The fact that she’s “Blessed” rather than “Saint” means the original of the medal dates from between 1905 (when she was beatified) and 1920 (when she was canonized).
As a teenager Joan heard the heavenly voices of several saints instructing her to go help the king reclaim France from the English. At age 17 she was given a small army and captured the city of Orleans. She went on to have several amazing military victories. She attended King Charles VII’s coronation in Reims, but the next year she was captured and sold to the English who put her on trial for heresy and witchcraft. Joan’s answers her prosecutors with wit and bravery. Ultimately she was convicted of wearing men’s clothes (which she wore because they protected her modesty from her male guards) and burned at the stake in 1431 at age 19.
It was cast in sterling silver from an antique medal in the Rosa Mystica Collection so it shows all the beauty and history of the original piece. It comes with a matching holy card in an organza gift bag, ready for gift-giving, and was made in the USA.
Size: 3/4 inch
Material: Sterling silver
St Joan of Arc is the patron of
women in the military