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Jeanne D 'Arc/Joan of Arc

 

Peasant Girl

The Maid of Orléans

Martyr

National Heroine of France

Roman Catholic Saint

 

She was born ca. 1412.

She led an army that enjoyed miltary success.

At age 19 she was burned at the stake for heresy.

She was declared innocent in 1456, a martyr.

Her beatification was decreed by the Pope in 1909.

She was canonized in 1920 in Saint Peter's Basiica.


May 8 is a national holiday in her honor in France.

Her celebrated feast day is May 30, day of her death.

 

Seen in a church in Chateaubriant, France.

 

[Astrid and I are in Amsterdam for Sail 2010.

I'll be visiting your posts when we return later today.]

 


Jeanne D 'Arc/Joan of Arc

 

Peasant Girl

The Maid of Orléans

Martyr

National Heroine of France

Roman Catholic Saint

 

She was born ca. 1412.

She led an army that enjoyed miltary success.

At age 19 she was burned at the stake for heresy.

She was declared innocent in 1456, a martyr.

Her beatification was decreed by the Pope in 1909.

She was canonized in 1920 in Saint Peter's Basiica.


May 8 is a national holiday in her honor in France.

Her celebrated feast day is May 30, day of her death.

 

Seen in a church in Chateaubriant, France.

 

[Astrid and I are in Amsterdam for Sail 2010.

I'll be visiting your posts when we return later today.]

 


comments (37)

The colors are brilliant. That was my first reaction. My second... well, I'll keep that one to myself.
Ginnie Hart: Now you've got my curiosity, Odd. grin We just recently saw one of the movies that's been made on her life. Most interesting.
Superb capture, Ginnie! (:o)
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Roz.
I like how you have presented this, very striking.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Nigel. It was very unexpected to find this in a church, to be honest, but I guess it makes sense after the RC church made her a saint.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 20 Aug 2010, 07:29
I bet they had to panel beat the breast plates smile

I have seen a lot about Sail in yesterday evening's broadcast of the NOS Journaal.
Ginnie Hart: I bet they had to do a lot of things with her breast plates, Louis, based on everything else they did! And yes, Sail 2010 was wonderful, especially seeing it from the Ijmuiden side of things at the very beginning. But we missed the ships in full sail...our only disappointment!
  • Chris
  • Germany
  • 20 Aug 2010, 07:32
I think this is Saint Astrid
Ginnie Hart: I love it, Chris. This made my dau when I first read it! grin
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 20 Aug 2010, 07:38
super colours for a super woman
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Oscar. What a story!
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 20 Aug 2010, 07:57
Wonderful capture of the french icon
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Vintage. It really is an amazing story.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 20 Aug 2010, 08:22
great use of negative space and theme awareness for this shot, the black blends seamlessly with your theme! great shot too.. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Rian. It did seem appropriate.
with the black background it looks even better
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Chantal. And congratulations on your V&V win. See?!?! smile
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 20 Aug 2010, 09:00
Great presentation Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
Joan of Arc is one character I remember well from school days.
Ginnie Hart: There are probably few literate people in the world who do not know about her, Chad, to be sure!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 20 Aug 2010, 09:58
Oh, this is a beautiful glass window you captured and presented in a beautiful way! Yes, I'm interested in Jeanne d'Arc since my teenager years. Orléans is our twin town in France, and at school we read Friedrich Schiller's classical play "Die Jungfrau von Orléans"/"The virgin of Orléans", there she is a romantic heroine who fell in love to an English soldier while fighting against him, but she tried pushing away her feelings... I like to cite her last words in this play:

Johanna/Joan/Jeanne:
And am I really, then, among my friends,
And am no more rejected and despised?
They curse me not--kindly they look on me!
--Yes, all around me now seems clear again!
That is my king!--the banners these of France!
My banner I behold not--where is it?
Without my banner I dare not appear;
To me it was confided by my Lord,
And I before his throne must lay it down;
I there may show it, for I bore it truly.

KING (averting his face).
Give her the banner!

(It is given to her. She stands quite unsupported,
the banner in her hand. The heaven is illumined
by a rosy light.)

JOHANNA.
See you the rainbow yonder in the air?
Its golden portals heaven doth wide unfold,
Amid the angel choir she radiant stands,
The eternal Son she claspeth to her breast,
Her arms she stretcheth forth to me in love.
How is it with me? Light clouds bear me up--
My ponderous mail becomes a winged robe;
I mount--I fly--back rolls the dwindling earth--
Brief is the sorrow--endless is the joy!

(Her banner falls and she sinks lifeless on the ground.
All remain for some time in speechless sorrow. Upon a
signal from the KING, all the banners are gently placed
over her, so that she is entirely concealed by them.)

Lol at Chris! I know he is a fan of Astrid!
Ginnie Hart: You are teaching me something I do not know (again), dear Philine. I have read much and seen 2 movies on her life but never heard of the English soldier. What a wonderful ending to that play you have quoted. I'm quite in awe of this story and also want to read everything I can get my hands on. I wonder if anything comes close to the truth of what happened?! I hope so.

And yes, Chris calls Astrid his sister! smile
Love that armour that takes lady lumps into consideration. Fine shot, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I love it, too, Mary. smile Thanks.
Great presentation Ginnie, it really stands out against the black. I have watched the story of Joan of Arc on TV a few times. Far to young to be burned at the stake smile
Ginnie Hart: I have also seen 2 movies made on her life, Linda. I find I always want to see/read everything I can get my hands on. What a fascinating story! Very sad....
Beautiful window shot Ginnie. I hope you had a good day and not the awful weather we have in the U.K.today.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Brian. I wonder if you've ever seen a stained glass depiction of her in England?? Our weather in Ijmuiden and Amsterdam was absolutely spectacilar. We couldn'rt have asked for anything better!
We Brits did that. To be fair she did cause us problems in the hundred years war.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Well, I'd love to hear the story over and over again from both sides, to be honest, Bill.
  • Scarlet
  • The Netherlands
  • 20 Aug 2010, 13:14
What a brilliant piece of glass in her honor.
Ginnie Hart: I thought so, too, Scarlet, but was surprised it was in a church. But then...they did make her a saint!
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 20 Aug 2010, 15:48
Stunning capture of this window. Especially love how it shows up on simple black.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Marcie. If you weren't paying attention, it would have been easy to miss.
Nicely taken image, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 20 Aug 2010, 18:58
Wonderful picture and after seen the movie, she was one Brave Lady, many could take some advice from her.......
LOL @ Chris, yes it could be me in a former life wink
Ginnie Hart: She is such a fascinating person in history. Her story still shocks me...especially at her age! And yes, Chris knows you...since you're his sister! smile
  • Sunder
  • India
  • 20 Aug 2010, 19:03
Superb shot..
Love the lighting, colour and the info..
Great Job, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Sunder.
  • Elaine-
  • Germany
  • 20 Aug 2010, 19:44
amazing, i have always admired joan of arc, since i was a kid
Ginnie Hart: I think most of us have, Elaine. Her story always seems to grab us!
Most of us know about her Ginnie..from school days and movies..One beautiful window.
Ginnie Hart: I have a feeling most literate people in the whole world have heard of her, Ron. That's amazing, when you think of it. Thanks.
Cette photo de vitrail est fantastique. Mes compliments.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Calusarus. Merci.
The colors are brilliant and good shot, bravo Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Roland.
  • JJ
  • United States
  • 21 Aug 2010, 02:07
Superb shot of this beautiful leadlight window,

I am slowly catching up again on here
Ginnie Hart: Congratulations on your new granddaughter, JJ. Hopefully her life won't be as traumatic/exciting as this one!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 21 Aug 2010, 02:58
I have looked at this beautifully presented stained glass window image several times in the past 24 hours, Ginnie, and I am finding it hard to give you a reaction.

All I can say is that, for some reason unknown, this picture makes me feel very, very sad...
Ginnie Hart: I know exactly what you mean, Ray. I am such a glutton for all the info I can get on her. What is it? Is such a story possible? I have so many mixed emotions, especially that which was done purportedly in the name of the Church. UGH!
  • Brian
  • Australia
  • 21 Aug 2010, 07:06
Great image, handled fantastic as usual
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Brian.
perfect Ginnie in presentation, a woman with a very srong charm
Ginnie Hart: Grazie, Fabrizio. A woman many of us can barely fathom existed in reality!
WOW!! Stained glass is quite hard to capture well. But not if your Ginnie obviously! smile
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Dave. Thank you.
This is very beautiful Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Pamela.
  • Antoine
  • France
  • 21 Aug 2010, 18:06
Superb photo. Light and colors are very beautiful. Excellent work Ginnie. Have a great week-end Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Antoine. Merci.
  • TM
  • Iran
  • 21 Aug 2010, 19:54
its a real fabulous window there
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, TM.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 Aug 2010, 22:16
What a fantastic window, you have captured such intense colours.
Ginnie Hart: It was quite a surprise to see, Cherie. But then, they did make her a saint, so I guess it makes sense!
  • rags
  • United States
  • 21 Aug 2010, 22:37
She must have been an amazing woman.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Kanyi. I find myself a glutton, wanting to read and see everything there is on her life. Most fascinating.
Preciosa y llena de color, aunque no son tus tonos de siempre me encanta!!

Besos!!
Ginnie Hart: No, MA, I had to leave this one in full color! smile Por siempre, muchas gracias.
stained glass is always a pleasure to look at but this one is even more exceptional with it's tremendous details!
Ginnie Hart: It surprised me to see this in a church, Heather, but then I realized she's a saint for the French as well as the Church. Thanks.

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