Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Saint Joan of Arc: May 30

Some of us knew it all along, Sainte Jeanne.

Some of us knew you weren't an idiot but rather a woman with guts.

Some of us still know — and are grateful for — your courage.

You didn't need a theology degree — or a political agenda — to be a saint. You didn't need to have a whole bunch of people "like" you. Or think you were "sane."

You only need to trust in God...and by the way take seriously the prayer "Our Lady, Seat of Wisdom."

We need your prayers, Saint Joan. Pray for our clergymen, our bishops, our soldiers..and, forgive me, our cowards.

Pray that we may emulate you, Saint Joan, through Christ Our Lord. Amen.