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Joan of Arc's Allies and Enemies

Joan of Arc's Allies and Enemies

Season 1 Episode 6

Walter and Amy discuss the 6th stage of Joan's heroic journey in which she makes allies, faces challenges, and outwits her enemies. The Paladin entertains the crowd at the tavern and is chosen by Joan for her staff. Walter shares the decisive moment in his friendship with Joan which led to a radical life commitment.

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Show Guide

  • 01:22 Joan of Arc Pilgrimage

  • 02:56 Enchanting Moments

  • 08:18 Prayer of the Heroic Hearts

  • 09:09 Review of Reflective Questions from previous episode

  • 12:46 Jordan Peterson and the "Edge of Chaos"

  • 13:34 6th Stage of the Hero's Journey: "Tests, Allies, and Enemies"

  • 15:25 Recap of Joan's story until now

  • 17:42 Preparing to meet the Dauphin Charles VII

  • 22:35 Joan sees through the Dauphin's trick

  • 25:30 Joan identifies the real Dauphin

  • 26:46 Joan reveals the Dauphin's secret

  • 31:23 Joan meets the Duke of Alencon

  • 33:14 Prudent vs. malicious skepticism

  • 34:43 Twain's story of the Paladin at the tavern

  • 39:30 Charles VII sends Joan to Poitiers for examination

  • 45:02 Joan finds the sword of St. Catherine

  • 46:16 Joan's standard (flag)

  • 47:42 Joan is appointed the Supreme Commander of the French Army

  • 50:07 The quote that changed Walter's life

  • 52:35 Reflective Questions

  • 54:36 Joan as an icon pointing us to Christ

  • 56:06 Homework

  • 57:05 "Everyone Sang" by Siegfried Sassoon


Reading Assignment

Reflective Questions


Have you ever been given a position of honor or responsibility that ennobled you? Describe how that made you feel and the impact it had on your life.


Have you ever felt outnumbered by your opposition? Describe this experience and how you responded.


"Everyone Sang" by Siegfried Sassoon

Cover Art: "Her Appeal to the Dauphin" (Joan of Arc series II) by Louis Maurice Boutet de Monvel 

Heroic Hearts
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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.