Lead: In 1428 during the Hundred Years’ War between England and France, a young peasant girl, Joan, convinced she was guided by divine voices, set out to save France.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: Joan’s internal voices which were sometimes accompanied by visions of three saints, St. Michael, and the early martyrs, St. Catherine and St. Margaret, instructed her to recapture Orleans, a city then under siege by the English. She was also to persuade Charles, the Dauphin, heir to the French throne, to go to Reims to be crowned King of France. To get access to Charles, Joan repeatedly pleaded with the captain of a nearby garrison until he agreed to take her to the future king, then living in Chinon 340 miles away in western France.