In this week's episode, Joan of Arc finally defeats the English enemy in several decisive battles. Walter and Amy discuss Joan's perseverance through various challenges, including a serious injury. As always, Joan demonstrates charity towards her enemies.
Hosts: Walter Emerson and Amy Chase
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03:07 Enchanting Moments
06:30 Josef Pieper and Leisure: The Basis of Culture
12:03 Review of previous episode
14:35 Reflective Questions
16:58 8th stage of the Hero’s Journey: Ordeal, Death, & Rebirth
19:16 Joan of Arc’s battle injury
23:11 The final, victorious assault
29:28 What was the divine purpose behind Joan’s injury?
31:15 French troops re-invigorated
34:38 The English fold and Orleans freed
36:48 Sir John Fastolf and 5000 reinforcements
40:32 The Loire Campaign
42:33 English defeated at Battle of Patay
44:44 Joan’s charity towards her English enemies
50:27 Reflective Questions
56:51 Stephen Covey
58:21 Poem: The Soldier by Rupert Brooke
What is your greatest success? Why was it a success and what have been the long term effects?
When facing an external enemy, how can you show compassion while still working to defeat injustice?
This episode: Mark Twain’s Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, Book 2, Chapters 21-30
Next episode: Book 2, Chapters 31-35
The Soldier by Rupert Brooke
Cover Art: "The Turmoil of Conflict" (Joan of Arc series II) by Louis Maurice Boutet de Monvel