Footnote 323

Among the descriptions of her association with the mendicant clergy are the following:

The Count of Dunois: "She had the custom, at the hour of Vespers or dusk each day, to withdraw into a church and have the bells rung for nearly half an hour; and she gathered the mendicant clergy who followed the Royal army, and at that hour devoted herself to prayer, and had the mendicant friars sing a hymn of the Blessed Virgin [Mary], Mother of God." (for the original language, see Quicherat's "Procès...", Vol III, p. 14; DuParc's "Procès en Nullité...", Vol I, p. 324; for translations, see: Oursel's "Les Procès de Jeanne d'Arc", p. 248, and Pernoud's "The Retrial of Joan of Arc", p. 127).

Jean Pasquerel: "...she said to me, when in some place where there was a convent of Mendicants, to remind her of the days on which the little young ones of the Mendicants received the sacrament of the Eucharist, so that she could receive it that day with them, as she did many times... she told me to have a banner made for assembling the priests, and to have depicted on it the image of our Lord crucified, which I did. And when this banner was done, Jehanne, two times each day, to wit, in the morning and in the evening, had me gather together all the priests. These, assembled, sang antiphons and hymns of the Blessed Mary, and Jehanne was with them..." (for the original language, see Quicherat's "Procès...", Vol III, pp. 104 - 105; DuParc's "Procès en Nullité...", Vol I, p. 390, 391; for translations, see: Oursel's "Les Procès de Jeanne d'Arc", p. 292; and Pernoud's "The Retrial of Joan of Arc", p. 162, 162 - 163).


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