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In the year 1412 a girl was born to peasant farmers Jacques and Isabellette d’Arc. They named her Jehanne. We know her as St. Joan of Arc.
Of St. Joan’s age and her divine role in it, Msgr. Hughes writes:
England was engaged in one of the greater wickednesses of its long history in that succession of pillaging raids on France that goes by the name of the Hundred Years’ War, and the losses to Catholicism that ensued from this Catholic power’s plundering of a neighboring Catholic country were such that in the end, Providence intervened directly, and to rid the country of the scourge, sent the inspired generalship of the Lorraine peasant girl, St. Joan of Arc. (Philip Hughes, A Popular History of the Catholic Church, 141)