Lead: All seemed lost. The English and their French allies, the Burgundians, had taken Paris and huge chunks of France. Then a young girl intervened.

Intro.: "A Moment in Time" with Dan Roberts.

Content: Joan of Arc was born of prosperous peasant stock in 1412. As a teenager she said she began to hear voices, to have religious encounters with certain saints. In 1428 Joan received word that God wished the English expelled from France and that the Dauphin, term which refers to the uncrowned heir to the French throne, that Charles the Dauphin should become King. 

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