The virgin-warrior urged her men to righteousness

July 11, 2013

St. Joan of Arc chasing the evil woman from the army camp.

“Joan was chaste, and she loathed those women who follow the soldiers. I once saw her at Saint Denis, on the way back from the King’s coronation, chase a girl who was with the soldiers so hard, with her sword drawn, that she broke her sword. She was furious when she heard soldiers swearing, and scolded them fiercely, myself in particular, since I swore from time to time. When I saw her I restrained my language.”

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“Sworn testimony at the Retrial provided by Jean II, Duke of Alençon, prince of the blood royal” in Wilfred T. Jewkes and Jerome B. Landfeld, Joan of Arc: Fact, Legend, and Literature (New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc., 1964), 61.

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