Litany of St. Joan of Arc

Feast Day - May 30

God of sinners --------------------- Have mercy on us.
God of saints----------------------- Call us to holiness.
God of martyrs-------------------- Use us to give you glory.

Joan of Arc - born on the Epiphany, 1412 ----------------- intercede for us.
Joan of Arc - daughter of a peasant farmer---------------
Joan of Arc - daughter of an affectionate mother-------
Joan of Arc - who never learned to read or write-------
Joan of Arc - who sympathized with poor wayfarers-
Joan of Arc - devoted to the care of the sick---------------
Joan of Arc - called by the voices of saints to save France
Joan of Arc - woman of prayer---------------------------------
Joan of Arc - lover of the Church-----------------------------
Joan of Arc - full of the grace of God------------------------

St. Joan - called to a holy mission---------------------------- pray for us.
St. Joan - recipient of heavenly visions----------------------
St. Joan - protector of the French King---------------------
St. Joan - charged as a heretic--------------------------------
St. Joan - burned at the stake on May 30, 1431-----------
St. Joan - declared innocent in 1456-------------------------
St. Joan - canonized in 1920-----------------------------------
St. Joan - known as the Maid of Orleans-------------------
St. Joan - victim for the Kingdom of Heaven--------------
St. Joan - sharing in God's glory----------------------------

Let us pray,
O God, you renewed the Catholic faith in France through the courage and leadership of St. Joan of Arc. Bless the youth of today with her zeal for living the gospel of life in a way that makes a difference in a culture of death. Stir within us the flame of love that consumed her that we may evangelize in this new millennium with hope and promise. Give us her simple faith so we may be the wind and fire that changes hearts and brings people back to you. We ask this in the name of your son, Jesus, whom she loved and served as the center of her life. Amen.

Composed by: Rev. Paul G. Mast
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