8 notable women in Christian history

Joan of Arc

German artist Hermann Anton Stilke's 'Joan of Arc's Death at the Stake.'
German artist Hermann Anton Stilke's "Joan of Arc's Death at the Stake." | (Photo: Hermann Anton Stilke via Wikimedia Commons)

Born in 1412, St. Joan of Arc was the famous young French woman known for her military exploits against English invaders during the Hundred Years’ War.

Joan claimed that while a child, she heard the voices of saints from the past telling her to take up arms on the side of France against the English.

Get Our Latest News for FREE

Subscribe to get daily/weekly email with the top stories (plus special offers!) from The Christian Post. Be the first to know.

“At first the messages were personal and general, but when she was 13 years old, she was in her father's garden and had visions of Saint Michael, Saint Catherine, and Saint Margaret, each of whom told her to drive the English from French territory,” noted

From 1429-1430, she amassed a series of victories against the English and their allies, before being captured by the Burgundians and then sold to the English, who executed her at age 19.

Follow Michael Gryboski on Twitter or Facebook

Was this article helpful?

Help keep The Christian Post free for everyone.

By making a recurring donation or a one-time donation of any amount, you're helping to keep CP's articles free and accessible for everyone.

We’re sorry to hear that.

Hope you’ll give us another try and check out some other articles. Return to homepage.

Most Popular

More Articles