Meditating the Virtue of Saint Joan of Arc

"I will bless you day by day
and praise your name for ever." (Ps 145)

"On the day I called you answered me;
you increased the strength of my soul." (Ps 138)

Imitating The Virtues of Saint Joan of Arc.

The Military Virtues.
Loyalty
Duty
Honor
Respect
Integrity
Selfless Service
Courage
Commitment
Candor
Competence

The Theological Virtues

Faith
Hope
Love (Charity)


The Four Cardinal Virtues

Prudence
Justice
Temperance
Fortitude

The Fruits of the Holy Spirit
Joy
Charity
Peace
Patience
Kindness
Goodness
Generosity
Gentleness
Modesty
Faithfulness
Self-Control
Chastity

The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit
Wisdom
Understanding
Counsel
Fortitude
Knowledge
Piety
Fear of the Lord

  Faith
2Pe 1:5, Mtt 26:36-39

Jesus fully trusted in his heavenly Father, and showed his complete faith at Gesthemane when he, contemplating his imminent crucifixion, prayed, "Not my will but yours be done "


The Virtues of Saint Joan of Arc are the virtues of the Saints. I found many I am lacking but using these Meditations we certainly can improve and become more like Joan.

Self-restraint, courage, justice, faith, hope, love, fear, religious devotion, spiritual knowledge, resolution, strength, understanding, wisdom, contrition, grief, gentleness, acts of charity, purity of heart, peace, patient endurance, self-control, perseverance, probity of intention, purposiveness, sensitivity, heedfulness, godlike stability, warmth, alertness, the fervor of the Spirit, meditation, diligence, watchfulness,

mindfulness, reflection, reverence, shame, respect, penitence, refraining from evil, repentance, return to God, allegiance to Christ, rejection of the devil, keeping of the commandments, guarding of the soul, purity of conscience, remembrance of death, tribulation of soul, the doing of good actions, effort, toil, an austere life, fasting, vigils, hunger, thirst, frugality, self-sufficiency, orderliness, gracefulness, modesty, reserve, disdain of money, unacquisitivenes, renunciation of worldly things, submissiveness, obedience, compliance, poverty, posessionlesness, withdrawal from the world, eradication of self-will, denial of self, counsel, magnanimity, devotion to God, stillness, discipline, sleeping on a hard bed, abstinence from washing oneself, service, struggle, attentiveness, the eating of uncooked food, solitude, quietude, calmness,

cheerfulness, fortitude, boldness, godlike zeal, fervency, progress, agape love for Christ, watchfulness over the intellect, moral integrity, holiness, godlike zeal, fervency, progress, watchfulness over the intellect, moral integrity, holiness, virginity, sanctification, purity of body, chasteness of soul, concern for God, comprehension, forgiveness of debts, good management, skillfulness, acuity, fairness, the right use of things, cognitive insight, good-naturedness, experience, psalmody, prayer, thanksgiving, acknowledgment, entreaty, kneeling, supplication, intercession, petition, appeal, hymnody, doxology, confession, solicitude, mourning, affliction, pain, distress, lamentation, sighs of sorrow, weeping, heart-rending tears, compunction, silence, the search of God, cries of anguish, lack of anxiety about all things, forbearance, lack of self-esteem, disinterest in glory, simplicity of soul, sympathy, self-retirement, goodness of disposition, activities that accord with nature,

activities exceeding one's natural capacity, brotherly love, concord, communion in God, sweetness, a spiritual disposition, mildness, rectitude, innocence, kindliness, guilelessness, simplicity, good repute, speaking well of others, good works, preference of one's neighbor, godlike tenderness, a virtuous character, consistency, nobility, gratitude, humility, detachment, dignity, forbearance, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, discrimination, accessibility, courtesy, tranquility, contemplation, guidance, reliability, clear sightedness, dispassion, spiritual joy, sureness, tears of understanding, tears of soul, a loving desire for God, pity, mercy, compassion, purity of soul, purity of intellect, prescience, pure prayer, passion-free thoughts, steadfastness, fitness of soul and body, illumination, the recovery of one's soul, proper teaching, a healthy

longing for death, childlikeness in Christ, rootedness, admonition and encouragement, both moderate and forcible, a praiseworthy ability to change, ecstasy towards God, perfection in Christ, true enlightenment, an intense longing for God, rapture of intellect, the indwelling of God, love of God, inner wisdom, theology, a true confession of faith, disdain of death, saintliness, successful accomplishment, perfect health of soul, virtue, praise from God, grace, kingship, Nobility of Character, Prophecy, An abiding love for and insistence on confession and the Eucharist, Sweetness, adoption to sonship. To acquire all of them is possible only through the grace of Him who grants us victory over the passions.

This is a companion Page to Knowing the Real Joan go here for the page..
Knowing the Real Joan

In going through the lists of virtues we all can find many we are lacking. The best approach is to work on them one at a time. Holding those in mind and selecting one; Let us begin the meditation.


Act of Consecration to the Holy Spirit

On my knees before the great multitude of heavenly witnesses, I offer myself, soul and body to You, Eternal Spirit of God. I adore the brightness of Your purity, the unerring keenness of Your justice, and the might of Your love. You are the Strength and Light of my soul. In You I live and move and am. I desire never to grieve You by unfaithfulness to grace and I pray with all my heart to be kept from the smallest sin against You. Mercifully guard my every thought and grant that I may always watch for Your light, and listen to Your voice and follow Your gracious inspirations. I cling to You and give myself to You and ask You by Your compassion to watch over me in my weakness. Holding the pierced Feet of Jesus and looking at His Five Wounds and trusting in His Precious Blood and adoring His opened Side and stricken Heart I implore You, Adorable Spirit, Helper of my infirmity, so to keep me in Your grace that I may never sin against You. Give me grace O Holy Spirit, Spirit of the Father and the Son to say to You always and everywhere "Speak Lord for Your servant heareth." Amen.

Prayer for the seven gifts of the Holy spirit.

O Lord Jesus Christ, Who, before ascending into heaven, didst promise to send the Holy Ghost to finish Thy work in the souls of Thy Apostles and Disciples, deign to grant the same Holy Spirit to me, that He may perfect in my soul the work of Thy grace and Thy love.
Grant me the Spirit of Wisdom that I may despise the perishable things of this world and aspire only after the things that are eternal,
the Spirit of Understanding to enlighten my mind with the light of Thy divine truth,
the Spirit of Counsel that I may ever choose the surest way of pleasing God and gaining Heaven,
the Spirit of Fortitude that I may bear my cross with Thee, and that I may overcome with courage all the obstacles that oppose my salvation,
the Spirit of Knowledge that I may know God and know myself and grow perfect in the science of the Saints,
the Spirit of Piety that I may find the service of God sweet and amiable,
the Spirit of Fear that I may be filled with a loving reverence towards God, and may dread in any way to displease Him. Mark me, dear Lord, with the sign of Thy true disciples and animate me in all things with Thy Spirit.
Amen
 

Meditation

Prayer to St. Joan of Arc

Valiant St. Joan, Maid of Orleans, to you I offer this meditation (Mention the virtue you are meditating) 
in hope that you may guide me in my effort to perfect myself in your virtues and trust in God's will.
Inspire me from this hour forth to accept God's will unquestioningly, just as you did
when obeying the saintly voices of His messengers in the fields of Domremy.
Beloved Maid help me to perfect myself in the virtues to become more like you.
Pray for me to be compassionate, serving God by serving those who are downtrodden
and poor in spirit. Obtain for me the strength and courage to defend God's mission of
love and justice and to lead by the example of piety, truth, forgiveness, and faith
unwavering. Come to my aid as I pray ardently for God's mercy, remembering to forgive others,
even in times of persecution. Dauntless Warrior Saint, beseech our Heavenly Father, in
honor of His Holy Passion, to grant me the courage to speak truth in the face of
adversity and the initiative to step forth in spiritual battle for Him. Equipped for every good work.
O chaste and steadfast Maid, galvanize my spirit that I may strive in each moment to be
placed in God's grace. And may I recall that like you in battle, I am to be a soldier for
the Lord in this life, for it is He who shall give victory. Amen
.

Concluding Prayer of Saint Joan of Arc.

"O Holy Spirit soul of my soul I adore you.
Enlighten guide, strengthen and console me.
Tell me what I ought to do and command me to do it.
I promise to submit to everything that you ask of me
and to accept all that you allow to happen to me.
Just show me what is your will."

Holy Father I ask my patron Saint, Saint Joan of Arc to place this petition
before you. I pray this under her patronage thru the Immaculate Heart
of The Blessed Virgin Mary and Our Lord Jesus Christ who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit One God forever Amen.

Obviously this is probably a life time undertaking but going through the lists you also have identified those you have
already that perhaps need more amplifying in your life. Many I am sure you have discovered that you would like to have.
Between the two pages and the history of Saint Joan you have come to know her far better and will know more using this page.
My heart has often ached because we only have a brief glimpse of her in time. But for her devotees they know her in the Spirit
and completely know her as God knows her what a wonderful experience.

In the heart of our Lord Jesus Christ:
and of our Beloved Saint Joan of Arc:

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