Joan of Arc’s heroic journey takes a solemn turn in this episode. Caught between her desire to return home and the demands of her fickle king, Joan displays true nobility. Walter and Amy discuss King Charles VII’s political blundering and betrayal—with terrible consequences for Joan.
Hosts: Walter Emerson and Amy Chase
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02:20 Announcing Season 2 on St. Therese of Lisieux!
04:31 “Shirt of Flame” by Heather King
05:44 Prayer of the Heroic Hearts
06:26 Enchanting Moments
06:31 St. Michael's Abbey in Silverado, CA
13:10 Preview of Reflective Questions
14:45 10th Stage of the Heroic Hearts Journey
18:25 Joan’s mission accomplished!
22:26 The turning point of Joan's story
25:01 Political forces working against Joan
26:45 20 day truce with Burgundy
30:42 Joan's Voices become quiet
32:32 Charles VII betrays Joan of Arc
41:00 Joan of Arc captured at Compiegne
45:43 Joan of Arc's life imitating Christ's passion
48:11 Joan imprisoned by Duke of Burgundy
49:27 Reflective Questions
53:01 "Happy the Man" translated by Richard Wilbur
Recall a moment of crisis when your world was turned upside down. What was that experience like and how did you get through it?
Describe a time that you didn’t get something that was important to you. How did you respond, with bitterness or trust in God—or something in between?
This episode: Mark Twain’s Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, Bk. 2: Ch. 36-41
Next episode: Mark Twain’s Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, Bk. 3, Ch. 1-12
“Shirt of Flame” by Heather King
"Happy the Man" translated by Richard Wilbur
Cover Art: The Arrest of Joan of Arc by Adèle Martin, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons