Saints of Mercy
Goldwork and Beading Framed Size: 650 x 190
Joan of Arc
The Maid of Orleans, “Joan of Arc” led the French army in the war against the British in 1412. She was only 18 years old and regularly conversed with other women saints including St Catherine of Sienna. A national heroine of France, at age 18 she led the French army to victory over the English at Orléans. Captured a year later, Joan was burned at the stake as a heretic by the English and their French collaborators. She was canonized as a Roman Catholic saint more than 500 years later, on May 16, 1920.
Mary MacKillop is one of Australia’s most remarkable and inspiring women. The power of her inspiration is clearly visible today as demonstrated by the sheer number of people who still flock to visit her tomb at Mary MacKillop Place in North Sydney. They come for various reasons, for needs, great and small. Most come because they seek Mary’s intercession as they believe she will ask for God’s assistance on their behalf.
Mother Teresa devoted her life to serving the poorest and most rejected in the streets of India. She founded the Missionaries of Charity, an order which continues her work throughout the world. She won the Nobel Peace Prize, which referred to her as the Saint in the Gutter.