S5E8 - Joining St. Joan of Arc on her mission
St. Thérèse participated in Joan's mission through prayers, plays, and poetry; let us join them.
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Season 5 Episode 8
This episode closes the season on St. Joan of Arc using Régine Pernoud’s book, Joan of Arc - Her Story. This might seem like a hasty finish to Joan’s tale. We concluded the previous episode with the crowning of King Charles. The ceremony in Rheims reveals Joan of Arc in her earthly glory. She victoriously celebrates the fulfillment of Heaven’s command.
However, we know there is much more to her story. Entire seasons could be devoted to the “second half” of Joan’s quest beyond her home village of Domrémy. But we have not focused primarily on her history in these discussions. The point has been the phenomenology of her appearance on the world stage and how that manifestation relates to our lives today. This last point is precisely what I bring together here.
St. Thérèse of Lisieux participated in St. Joan’s mission centuries after Joan’s death. Thérèse was more than inspired by Joan. Thérèse participated in Joan’s mission. I explain that mystical relationship in this episode and invite the listener to participate, now in our temporal sphere, with St. Joan and St. Thérèse. Joan’s earthly mission was to fifteenth-century France, but her heavenly mission extends through the ages. Together St. Joan and St. Thérèse are the “combined hearts” of the Dove and Rose and the most beautiful color in the Heavens.
Check out the Heroic Hearts podcast on Substack, Spotify, or Apple. Heroic Hearts is a podcast about healing, enchanting, and elevating our hearts through the stories and spirituality of St. Joan of Arc and St. Therese of Lisieux. Co-hosted with Amy Chase.