In this episode, Walter and Amy discuss Joan of Arc's preparations for war, how she gets her army into fighting (and praying) shape, and their first contact with the enemy. The winds of war are changing for France under Joan's brave leadership and more than one General is in for a surprise!
Hosts: Walter Emerson and Amy Chase
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01:27 Enchanting Moments
09:08 Review of Reflective Questions
15:40 The 7th stage of the Hero's Journey
15:51 Christopher Vogler, "The Writer's Journey"
17:02 The important events of April 29-May 8
18:43 The army assembles in Blois
19:35 Joan meets General La Hire
24:53 La Hire's famous "prayer"
26:33 Veni Creator Spiritus
27:48 Dunois, the Bastard of Orleans
33:51 Joan's captains lead her to the wrong side of the river
36:50 The Changing of the Wind
42:48 The attack on the Bastille of St Loup
44:52 Vita Sackville-West, "Saint Joan of Arc"
46:50 Joan seizes the Bastille of the Augustins
47:30 Walter gives a summary
48:21 Joan brings order and courage to the French forces
50:10 Reflective Questions
54:42 "February Afternoon" by Philip Edward Thomas
Describe a time when something typical, ordinary, and otherwise of little account happened to you in such a way that it changed your life.
When the time comes to approach the great contest of your life, will you face it with fear or battle-joy?
This episode: Mark Twain's "Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc", Bk 2: Ch. 11-20
Next episode: Mark Twain's "Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc", Bk 2: Ch. 21-30
Christopher Vogler, "The Writer's Journey"
Vita Sackville-West, "Saint Joan of Arc"
"February Afternoon" by Philip Edward Thomas
Cover Art: "The Maid in Armor on Horseback" (Joan of Arc series II) by Louis Maurice Boutet de Monvel