||Joan of Arc continues to fascinate us. She is a bundle of contradictions: simple yet sublimeFrom the Introduction If we think of saints as quiet, contemplative types who seek to retire from the world, Joan of Arc shatters our misconceptions. A woman undeterred by criticisms of her youth, her sex and her sanity, she single-handedly changed the course of Western history. She is an inspiration to those who struggle to find, and follow, the will of God in the world. Let Joan of Arc provide inspiration for your next armchair retreat or small group discussion.