May 30: Memorial of St. Joan of Arc


Joan of Arc: Brave Soldier for Peace5.30 cover

by Barbara Yoffie

This book is part of Liguori Publication’s Saints and Me collection, which is a growing collection of small paperback books about saints for kids age 4-9.  The text in this book moves extremely quickly, and there are a plentiful number of pictures, so, in our experience, these books actually work well for age 1 1/2 and up.  The book tells all the basic parts of the story of St. Joan’s life, beginning with the saint’s childhood, in simplified language for the youngest children to understand.  Her martyrdom is discussed and illustrated, free of any horrifying images that might scare young children.  Seasonal Catholic gladly recommends this book for today’s memorial!

5.30 collage

Ste. Jeanne d’Arc, pray for us!