Messenger Joan of Arc
Many people feel that Joan of Arc was a messenger of God. It
is well-documented by historians and scholars that Joan of Arc
believed she was visited three saints who gave her the revelation
that she would lead the French to victory. These three saints
were Saint Margaret, Saint Catherine and Saint Michael. As a result,
most Catholics see her visions as a divine inspiration, which
has led her to being known as Saint Joan of Arc, or Messenger
Joan of Arc.
While most believe that Joan of Arc's life followed the plot
of the TV movie Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc, there are
some who feel that her visions were the result of epilepsy, migraines,
tuberculosis, or schizophrenia. However, for those who believe
the story of the Messenger Joan of Arc, the only conclusion that
can be drawn is that she was visited with a message from God,
a message that would prove true.
Going on the believe that the Messenger Joan of Arc was indeed
visiting by three saints, it can be ascertained that they had
chosen her specifically due to her ingrained leadership abilities.
All she needed was a way to help bring them out and leading an
army did just that.
On that same note, there are two stories from her life that lend
credence to the belief that Messenger Joan of Arc was indeed possessed
with a divine gift. The first is that she was able to predict
an outcome of a battle near Orleans that came true, which led
her to meet King Charles VII. However, upon entering the court
she refused to bow in front of the person on the throne. The reason
for this was that she knew, through divine intervention, that
the true king had hid in the crowd to test her abilities. When
she bowed to him after walking through the crowd, the legend of
the Messenger Joan of Arc began.
This is probably the most interesting part of the Joan of Arc
story, and the fact that she is remembered 550 years after she
died lends evidence to that. Even in 1999, the movie Messenger:
The Story of Joan of Arc helped keep the myth and legend of this
amazing woman continue on. Would she be as famous or legendary
if she had not possessed those visions? Probably not, so we can
thank those visions for helping to take a small girl from the
countryside in France, and turning her into an immortal of human
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