“It is hard to overestimate the impact of Joan of Arc on the French psyche. Her life and mission, to the French, was a Divine affirmation of France’s role in the economy of salvation. She ‘sealed the deal’ and the French will never let that go - nor should they. We can talk about how she 'saved’ France. But we could discuss many who 'saved’ France over the centuries. Joan, however, 'saved’ the heart and soul of France - the essence of what France is in the mind of God. That is something that only Joan did. To the French she is more than a great saint or a great Frenchwoman. She is the soul and spirit of France.” ~Walter Adams

Art: Joan of Arc by Harold H. Piffard.