In speaking of Joan of Arc, Winston Churchill said, "Joan was a being so uplifted from ordinary run of mankind that she finds no equal in a thousand years"
Joan of Arc's "Sword of Saint Catherine" necklace features an ornate Sterling Silver Sword commemorating the sword Joan of Arc was led to by the voices of the angels and saints who led her on her life mission. At an early age, Joan was clear of her destiny and it shows on this powerfully dramatic image of her listening to her guides. She called her sword the “Sword of St. Catherine”.
She had it found in a room behind the altar of the church Sainte Catherine de Fierbois. The sword was found under the floor behind the altar of the church. Instead of the sword the king offered her, she begged that search might be made for an ancient sword buried behind the altar in the chapel of Ste-Catherine-de-Fierbois. It was found in the very spot her voices indicated. The blade was so covered in rust it would have been impossible for her to describe it without having seen it before.
On the necklace, the sword is approximately 2.25", the medal is 1" and the Fleur de Lis 3/4 of an inch It ranges from 16 inches long and the longest with the Sword is 32". It is made with dark Ruby Red (the color of Love) "Cathedral Beads" with antique silver tips. The faceted Cathedral beads are shaped like the spires of the Great Cathedrals of Europe. Each bead is hand linked with prayerful intention to renews one’s optimism for life. Faceted Crystals set in gunmetal chain add bit of of romance and light to this very cool necklace. A complimentary extender is included that allows you to easily "double' the necklace and wear it shorter as shown in the pictures.
More on Joan's life"
We know a great deal about her life because her trials were meticulously written down and preserved for the past 800 years. .At the age of seventeen Joan of Arc, the Maid of Orleans, lead the broken spirited armies of France and drove the English from her homeland. Her well documented victories ended the 100 Year War, thus restoring the rightful king to the throne of France. Her power proved too great for the men of her time and she was betrayed and sold to the English shortly after the kings coronation. After a long and arduous trial she was found guilty of heresy and witchcraft. She was burned at the stake at the age of 19 in the year 1431. Some thirty years later she was retried and found not guilty. She was canonized St. Joan of Arc in 1920.