Indulge me for a bit here while you watch some racing.

Illustration for article titled Joan of Arcs story impresses me endlessly.
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She was one of my first Catholic saints along with Max Kolbe (a priest martyred in Auschwitz), Pope Pius X, Lorenzo Ruiz (the first Filipino saint), Francoise-Therese Martin (Carmelite icon), and Teresa of Avila. But she’s also a soldier—a general, even, who fought and won the wars she headed. Few could match that sort of resume.

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