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St Joan

Joan of Arc, also known as Jeanne d'Arc, was a French peasant girl born around 1412 in Domrémy, France.  Joan claimed to have received visions from saints instructing her to support Charles VII and help him reclaim his throne from the English during the war.

Joan of Arc was canonised as a saint by the Catholic Church in 1920.  The significance of Joan of Arc as a saint lies in her bravery, piety, and her perceived divine mission, making her an enduring symbol of French patriotism and resilience. She is also celebrated for her contributions to the Catholic faith and is the patron saint of France, soldiers, and martyrs.