Saint Joan of Arc, also known as The Maid of Orleans is one of the most popular and well known of all the saints. At a young age, she received a visions from God telling her she needed to save France. She eventually led the French to victory against the English at Orleans. She was captured, put on trial and Saint Joan of Arc was burned at the stake at the age of 19 for heresy and witchcraft charges. Many years later these charges were reversed and she was honored as a saint in the Church. St. Patrick's Guild carries several Joan of Arc statues, Joan of Arc medals, a Joan of Arc cross and a Joan of Arc pendant in honor of this venerated saint.
She is the patron saint of France, martyrs, virgins, servicewomen, and soldiers. Our Joan of Arc statue, Joan of Arc medal, Joan of Arc pendant or Joan of Arc cross make great spiritual gifts for anyone who is named Joan or has a special devotion to Saint Joan of Arc and would be especially appropriate for a Confirmation candidate taking the Confirmation name of Joan.