Sunday, April 10, 2011
Saint Joan of Arc - New Orleans, LA
I'm doing a lot of research on Saint Joan of Arc, who was only canonized in 1920. She died in 1421. While I don't necessarily care for the music in the video above, there are probably 60 or 80 images of Joan of Arc featured, for anyone who is interested in such things. The music isn't bad, and, since it is in French, we are spared the meanings of the words.
Saint Joan of Arc hasn't seemed to have as much impact in New Orleans as I assumed. Most of my research turns up links about the statue at the head of the French Market. The Saint Joan of Arc Progressive Catholic Church is located on Eleanore Street, not to be confused with the Roman Catholic. It's kind of interesting and I think I'll visit, just to see what it is about.
Of course, the Krewe de Jeanne d'Arc opens the Carnival season on January 6. I'm thinking of joining this year.