Excerpt from Life of the Blessed Joan of Arc: A Sermon Preached in the Church of St. Mary of the Angels, Bayswater, London, W I have lifted up my eyes to the mountains, from whence help shall come to me, My help is from the Lord who made heaven and earthy - Psalm cxx. 1, 2. I Have been requested to address you this foreon on the Life of the Blessed Joan of Arc, whose statue was blessed on Wednesday last by His Grace The Archbishop of Westminster. But you will permit me first of all to express my earnest thanks to the Committee who organized this presentation, and to all those who co-operated with them. Their generosity has placed in our midst a beautiful work of art, but more than this: a figure whose every outline speaks of the spirit of prayer and of confidence in the help of God. The Maid of Orleans seems to be ever saying in our presence: I have lifted up my eyes to the mountains, from whence help shall come to me. My help is from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. What I have to say shall be expressed in as few words as possible; for although the life of the Blessed Joan of Arc extended over only nineteen years and five months, the amount of material is very great. Let it be understood at the outset that the sources from which my details shall be drawn are vague, legendary stories, but the authentic minutes taken down at her Trial, and the sworn depositions of a large number of witnesses at the Rehabilitation about twenty years after her death. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.