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-Joan of Arc and Prophecy-
June 8-20, 2012
Joan of Arc's 600th Anniversary
God willing, in June 2012,
we will lead our sixth pilgrimage to France (our fifth with the spirituality
and footsteps of Joan foremost in our plans). 2012 marks Joan's
600th birthday anniversary, and this will be celebrated in
various ways throughout France. As before, the philosophy we are
aiming for on this trip is one of going back to the essentials, of simplicity,
of quality time in some places instead of 'rush-rush' in many.
We will indeed see much, but we want to experience the places we visit
more as spiritual travelers than as consumers. Indeed, our goal
is to first see things through the eyes of believers, and then from
other perspectives; such as historical, architectural, sociological,
as tourists, etc. Consequently, the maximum number of people we'll
take will be 16. More than that would begin to impact the basic
philosophy we wish to follow.
Joan of Arc and Prophecy!
We believe that these two subjects form especially fascinating building
blocks, and we'll be touching on them in various ways throughout the
pilgrimage. A part of Mark Twain's essay on Joan addresses the
intersection of the two:
(i.e. Joan of Arc's) history has still another feature which sets
her apart and leaves her without fellow or competitor: there have been
many uninspired prophets, but she was the only one who ever ventured
the daring detail of naming, along with a foretold event, the event's
precise nature, the special time-limit within which it would occur,
and the place--and scored fulfillment. At Vaucouleurs she said
she must go to the King and be made his general, and break the English
power, and crown him sovereign--'at Reims'. It all happened.
It was all to happen 'next year'--and it did. She foretold her
first wound and its character and date a month in advance, and the prophecy
was recorded in a public record-book three weeks in advance. She
repeated it the morning of the date named, and it was fulfilled before
night. At Tours she foretold the limit of her military career--saying
it would end in one year from the time of its utterance--and she was
right. She foretold her martyrdom--using that word, and naming
a time three months away--and again she was right. At a time when
France seemed hopelessly and permanently in the hands of the English
she twice asserted in her prison before her judges that within seven
years the English would meet with a mightier disaster than had been
the fall of Orleans: it happened within five-the fall of Paris.
Other prophecies of hers came true, both as to the event named and the
time-limit prescribed…" Joan of Arc-An Essay
by Mark Twain
Let's take a little closer
quick look at these two subjects.
First, Joan of Arc.
Did you know that:
- She is the most attested person in history up to the 16th century.
- At 17 years old, she remains the youngest supreme military commander in history, male or female.
- When just a child, she was often observed falling to her knees in prayer when the church bells began to ring.
- As she was about to be put to death by fire, she was heard praying for her executioners (much like Jesus of Nazareth).
- In fact, there are many parallels and similarities with Joan of Arc and the saint/prophets of the Bible.
- The same church that burned her at the stake on May 30, 1431, canonized her a saint on May 16, 1920-nearly 500 years later. In fact, now she is France's Patron saint, and her legacy to both France and the world runs deep.
- Her very specific prophecies
were famous even in her own time.
And speaking of Prophecy…
- Almost every book of the Bible contains prophecy.
- Through prophecy we see: the words of God, the character of God, the hand of God, the role of prophecy and of course, the prophecies themselves.
- Fulfilled prophecy, without
error, is one of the main defining differences between Christianity/Judaism
and all other religions, both past and present. Ralph Muncaster,
a contemporary Christian author, tells us: "One hundred-percent
accurate historical prophecy provides irrefutable 'proof' that a God
from beyond time and space inspired the Bible. Why? Because
there are well over 600 historical (thus verifiable) prophecies contained
in the Bible-with none ever shown to be wrong. The odds of this
happening without the involvement of God are inconceivable-considered
'absurd' by statisticians. For example, just 48 of the prophecies
about Jesus coming true in any one person by coincidence is like winning
22 state lotteries in a row with the purchase of one ticket for each.
Put another way, the odds are similar to those of one person being struck
by lightning 31 times. Since these prophecies were written hundreds
of years before Jesus' birth (which has been confirmed by archeology),
we know they were not contrived after the events. The prophecies
were extremely specific, giving names of people, places, timing, and
specific descriptions of unusual events. No other purported holy
book contains even a few miraculous prophecies, let alone the hundreds
found in the Bible." (Why Does God Allow Suffering?
Ralph Muncaster-Harvest House)
Each day we will have a short
get-together where we will go over the activities of the day, answer
questions, have some time for prayers/meditation and throw out the
Question du Jour for discussion. This time shared together
has been one of the highlights for many of the people who have come
with us. Having said that…
June 8, 2012, Rouen: We will all meet at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris on June 8, 2012, at a specific rendezvous place to be named later, between 11:00am-1:00pm. This has worked very well the past pilgrimages. This way, those just arriving from the states will not have to go into Paris in order to link up with the pilgrimage. Also, as some people have expressed a desire to be able to use their frequent flyer miles, and/or to be able to be more flexible before or after the pilgrimage, we've found that it is better for everyone to make their own flight arrangements. Consequently the price has been reduced accordingly to take this aspect into consideration. From there we will depart together and drive immediately to Rouen. This is a recent addition to this pilgrimage. We were surprised at the number of people who had expressed a specific interest in going to Rouen on this pilgrimage. Perhaps, it has something to do with this being the 600th anniversary of Joan of Arc. We don't know, but since we were going to Rouen in April 2011, we decided to look into this possibility while there. Although we had ruled it out for several reasons the last 3 pilgrimages, after making a detailed study while there, we decided to indeed add it. Here are some of the reasons why:
1) Mambre-The Sisters of Compassion - We visited a very nice monasatery where we can stay that night. This was essential to us, because we felt it was important to start the pilgrimage out on the right foot. This monastery is lovely, up in the hills, outside of the city of Rouen, with nice gardens, providing a quite atmosphere with the sounds of birds and lambs drifting throught the air. A very relaxing environment for those who've just arrived from a long flight. You may attend a service of the sisters if you like (this is not mandatory) Friday pm at 6:15, or Saturday morning at 7:30am. Each service lasts about 20 minutes.
1) Mambre-The Sisters of Compassion - We visited a very nice monasatery where we can stay that night. This was essential to us, because we felt it was important to start the pilgrimage out on the right foot. This monastery is lovely, up in the hills, outside of the city of Rouen, with nice gardens, providing a quite atmosphere with the sounds of birds and lambs drifting throught the air. A very relaxing environment for those who've just arrived from a long flight. You may attend a service of the sisters if you like (this is not mandatory) Friday pm at 6:15, or Saturday morning at 7:30am. Each service lasts about 20 minutes.2) Beginning in Rouen, we will be able to do the pilgrimage in a 'semi-flashback' way, beginning with Joan's martyrdom, and then working backwards. We will take advantage of this.
June 9-12, 2012, 'Base Orleans': (about 2 hours by car). Once there, we'll check in to our home for the next 3 days, a religious community run by a young and dynamic group of sisters. This will be a welcome respite from the 'big city' of Orléans,
and you will have time to continue to recover from any previous travels in this
spiritual and peaceful environment. It will be a great place to
relax. We are very thankful that Les Soeurs Apostoliques de
Saint-Jean have agreed to welcome us. We take this as a great privilege,
as they don't accept everybody.
Many of these sisters actually
speak some English, and we'll have time to hear some of their stories.
They will also share with us what they know about Joan of Arc, and how
it relates to their daily spiritual walk. We will participate
in one prayer service with them daily (you can participate in more if
you like). You choose which one you might want to attend. They
have very short services, and also longer ones (as short as 15 minutes,
and as long as 60). They have 6 different prayers services each
day! Some are in silence, some are singing the psalms in French
(singing not mandatory!). The sisters tell us that "they
feel that God is truly blessing them by our presence".
The accommodations there are
simple and provide all the necessary essential comforts. Most
are single rooms, but not all. Each room has a twin bed, a desk, a chair,
a sink, a place to hang your clothes. No, we won't be surrounded
by material luxury, but rather the luxury of things we may have forgotten,
such as simplicity, peaceful surroundings, silence and restful big gardens
to walk in or simply sit and admire God's creation.
While in Orleans we will not
be always be eating there, but the meals we do take there will be simple,
healthy and tasty; home-cooked by the sisters.
BTW, if you speak some French,
your experience in France will of course take on an added dimension.
However if you don't, this is not a problem at all! Most people
who have come with us don't speak any French at all. We will be
translating for most tours, activities etc (FYI-Catherine is French,
and Chris is American, and we both speak French and English fluently).
We will be doing some day trips
while here in Orleans, and for those interested there will be opportunities
to dig deeper into French life and history.
Our day trips here include:
-the great Cathédrale Sainte-Croix d'Orléans (i.e. Cathedral of the Holy Cross of Orleans). Immediately after the battle of Orleans was over, Joan went here to give thanks to God for their great victory over the English. Pere Girault (the rector, or head priest) has been very kind in giving us some personal tours of the Cathedral, and we are hopeful he'll be able to do the same this time.
-the Château de Sully-sur-Loire is a very beautiful castle. The Prince and Princess of Beauffremont, whom we will meet later while in Domrémy, have a very interesting history and connection to this castle (see below), as did la Tremouille, one of Joan's biggest enemies in Charles VII's royal circle. Joan spent a couple of months here just prior to being captured. Weather and circumstances permitting, we will have a French picnic lunch on the Loire River, overlooking this castle. It's truly a site to behold. You'll also have a tour of the castle (Catherine and Chris will not be going on this castle tour).
-St-Benoit-sur-Loire. This still active Benedictine monastery was founded around 630 AD and St Benedict's remains are still there to this day. Much history has been recorded at St Benoit. Joan of Arc and the French Revolution both passed through here, but their visits could not have been more different. Charles VII, while on the way to Reims for his 'anointing' and coronation, and accompanied by Joan, came peacefully through on June 21-22, 1429. The French Revolutionaries of the 18th century, on the other hand, passed through St Benoit pillaging and destroying. Today a community of approximately 40 monks resides within its walls. They still follow the Rule of St Benedict, and sing Gregorian chants during some of their services.
June 12-17, 2012,
'Base Domrémy-la-Pucelle': There are some great reasons
to spend time in Domremy-la-Pucelle. For one, it is located
in a rural and beautiful part of France. This area is a good example
of 'la France profonde'. This means 'the deep France',
i.e. the lovely pastoral countryside that few tourists ever see, much
less experience. Also, being the birth place of Joan 600 years
ago, Domrémy-la-Pucelle is a wonderful place to search for both
her roots and her spirituality. And as you might imagine, there
is a wealth of Joan of Arc experts living in this area. In the
past, they have been very generous to us with both their time and their
expertise, and we wanted to take advantage of this again. The
people in this part of France have always welcomed us with their own
brand of warm hospitality.
We will have a guided visit
of Joan of Arc's house. We'll also spend some time at the Fairy
Tree location (it is no longer there, being cut down in the 17th
century) and the "Fountain of the Fevers", where Joan stated
she often heard her "voices". This place is still to
this day very calming and pastoral. You'll also have some time
to explore on your own.
We have rented gites
here (i.e. fully furnished houses) and des chambres d'hôtes
(i.e. a kind of French B&B). Actually, there are only three
gites located in Domremy itself, and we have rented them
all. They are on the grounds of a large two-story house that was
built by Napoléon III for one of his mistresses in 1860. They
are very nice, with lovely large gardens in the back yard. It
is a two-minute walk from there to Joan's house. They have fully
furnished kitchens, microwaves, TVs, DVD players, washing machines…it
will be a place where you can relax and feel at home. Our group
get-togethers will often be held in one of these gites.
In general, gites and the chambers d'hôtes provide a
marked improvement from a hotel.
A little about French food
is in order here. The French are of course known for their good
food and wine. And for good reason. Charles de Gaulle
said, "How can you govern a country with 365 different kinds of
cheese?" Yes, yes…however…when you eat a "real"
French lunch or dinner in a restaurant, you must count on being there
2-3 hours. It's a nice way to relax, eat well and enjoy each other's
company. We will be spending about half of our meal times in such
an atmosphere while in Domremy. For example we will have
several meals at l'Accueil du Pélerin
('The Pilgrim's Welcome'). It is a restaurant out in the countryside,
on a hillside (a beautiful view!), just next to the Basilica erected
in honor of Joan, and a stones throw to where the Fairy Tree was.
It is run by the Sisters called les Travailleuses Missionaires
(the Working Missionaries). They create a joyful atmosphere, and
the food is very good. Their lovely singing at the end of the
meals has been greatly appreciated by all who have come with us.
(WATCH OUT!) If you have two full meals in a restaurant
per day, and a petit dejeuner (breakfast), your day will be reduced
by 4-6 hours just sitting in a restaurant. We feel there are too
many other interesting and important things to take advantage of in
France besides just the food experience. That's where the traitteur
comes in. When there are interesting activities coming up, and
time is of the essence, then we will take advantage of a traitteur
(kind of a French delicatessen who specializes in daily fresh dishes…it
is often very good!) For times such as these, we've already prepared
the menus with these specialists, and arranged for them to deliver to
us. This way, we believe we will have the best of both worlds:
good fresh French food, and the flexibility of eating at home, perhaps
a picnic, etc. Mm-m-m. We'd like to note here that unlike
the vast majority of tours, most of the meals (i.e. 82% of all meals)
are covered in the price.
Our day trips from Domrémy
include: Vaucouleurs, la Chapelle de Bermont and Beauffremont.
Just a word on each of these day trips:
Vaucouleurs-After first convincing the Captain in charge that she
was God-sent, Joan left from this small town to go see Charles VII.
We have a very good guide there (Nathalie Merlet-she works at
the city Tourist Office, and is very knowledgeable about Joan of Arc
history). She will be answering questions and explaining things
to you in English (we'll help translate as needed). Among other
things, we'll visit the castle ruins, including la Porte de France
through which Joan left on her way to see the King, and the chapel where
Joan was often praying (we even know where she was kneeling).
La Chapelle de Bermont-Joan often went for prayer to this simple chapelle, still located in the woods close to Domrémy. It is a lovely, quiet pastoral atmosphere. Mr. Olivier is the President of the Association of Bermont, and will be there to greet us and explain the fascinating story of Bermont, and the images they have recently uncovered there (we'll be translating). These images have been dated to shortly after the death of Joan and the belief is (for very good reasons, we think) that these are actually drawings of Joan of Arc by those who knew her at that time: the monks of the Chapelle de Bermont.
Beauffemont-The sumptuous meal at Beauffremont, and wonderful people we have shared it with, have certainly been a highlight for many of our former pilgrims. The ruins of this castle sits on a hillside, overlooking a large beautiful valley, full of history. The Prince and Princess de Beauffremont are indeed a real Prince and Princess. However, even though descendants of royalty, they are both very kind and down to earth. Their family history is amazing. Here are just three examples:
1) One of Joan of Arc's godmothers comes from their family.
2) Le Château de Sully-sur-Loire, the same one we will be visiting while in Orleans (see above), was owned by their family for many years. The maternal grandmother of the Prince was the last descendant of the Counts/Lords of Sully, and eventually sold the castle to the town of Sully-sur-Loire.
3) The Shroud of Turin was located at their castle during 1412-1413,
and so interestingly enough, was there during Joan's birthday of 1412!
June 17-19, 2012,
'St Thierry': Often we have begun our pilgrimages at this beautiful
Benedictine monastery, located in the countryside just outside of the
city of Reims (Rheims in English). This time we've decided
to use St Thierry as our final destination for both 'thematic
reasons', and also we thought it'd be a great and restful way to end
the pilgrimage. We'll spend two nights there, so you'll again
have time to relax and settle in. Monks or nuns have lived in
this peaceful place since the 6th century. It is located
in the middle of Champagne country, and the sister's gardens (they grow
their own vegetables and fruit) overlook the surrounding vineyards and
countryside, extending all the way to city of Reims and its famous
cathedral, some eight kilometers away. Beautiful! The Benedictine
Sisters of St Thierry are a very hospitable community.
They will serve us some of our meals while in Reims (the food
is again simple here, healthy and typically French). For those
interested, we will attend some of the Sister's prayer services, and/or
hear their soothing singing, in their 12th century chapel.
Again, for those interested, we will be meeting with one of the sisters,
who will talk a little about their community life of prayer, hospitality
and work, and answer any questions you may have.
By the end of the pilgrimage
we will have experienced four different spiritual communities. They
are all very different, but each one is very dynamic and joyful in their
While staying at St. Thierry
we'll do a day trip to Reims for a leisurely visit of the famous
Cathedral de Reims, where Joan of Arc escorted Charles VII for his
crowning and anointing. Crowning him would not be enough.
Under the French medieval theory of succession, a king had to also be
anointed by God before he could truly become king. When finally
at Reims Joan told the king, "Noble King, now is accomplished
the will of God who desired…that I should bring you to this city of
Reims to receive your holy anointing." France is well
known for its many beautiful and inspiring cathedrals, churches and
basilicas, but this one is exceptional.
June 19-20, 2012,
'Base Paris-CDG airport': Our last night will be spent near Paris,
in a hotel next to Charles de Gaulle airport. We'll have our farewell
dinner together in a small quaint family style restaurant, within walking
distance of our hotel.
The next morning, for those
interested, you can take the free shuttle to the airport (i.e. Roissy
Charles de Gaulle airport) to catch your flight home. Or for
those planning a longer stay in France/Europe, it could also drop you
off at the train or subway station. Both are also located at CDG
FYI, on all of our previous pilgrimages we have stayed very close to our detailed itineraries. However, please keep in mind that this itinerary is meant to be a guideline, not one carved in stone. Once in France, we reserve the right to make any changes that we may feel, at the time, would be best for the group, and we encourage people to be flexible in their approach to the pilgrimage.
Who Leads these
1. Catherine Henon-Snidow:
Born in the north of France. A social worker in France, she met
Chris at Taize, France in 1979. She later moved to the USA
and married Chris. She became a Registered Nurse, and is currently
teaching Nursing Aide students in Dallas. Speaks French and English
fluently, and some German. She loves, among other things, sharing
a good meal with friends, gardening, walking, bicycle rides and reading.
2. Chris Snidow: Born in W.
Virginia. Professionally played drums, guitar, and piano in bands
in Texas and California for many years. He spent five years playing
in France, Holland, and Northern Africa. He is currently a Registered
Nurse. Composer-producer of several critically acclaimed CDs.
His last CD (Jeanne d'Arc, Prophetie et le Dieu de la Bible,
i.e. Joan of Arc, Prophecy and the God of the Bible) comes from
the Sound and Light show performed in 2007 at the Basilica dedicated
to Joan of Arc in Domremy. Author of his first book entitled:
Joan of Arc and the God of the Bible. It is available
in both English and French, and sold in France and America.
Speaks English and French fluently, and some Dutch.
They have led five previous
pilgrimages to France: in 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2009. They
are active members of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, TX (a suburb
of Dallas). See Testimonials on web site for feedback from previous
pilgrims, and contact information for some of them:
Please feel free to contact
us for any questions you may have:
Chris and Catherine Snidow
Joan of Arc and Prophecy
June 8-20, 2012
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WHAT IS INCLUDED ON THIS TRIP:
1) Transportation costs while on this trip in France, with the following exceptions:
a) Air fare to and from Paris, France.b) Participants are completely responsible for meeting group at Charles de Gaulle airport on June 8, 2012, between 11a-1pm, at the designated place.
2) All sleeping accommodations (double rooms) at religious community, gites, and chambres d'hotes.
3) Thirty-one out of thirty-eight meals are included (82%).
4) All admission fees for: Tour Jeanne d'Arc of Rouen, Chateau-de-Sully-sur-Loire, the birthplace and home of Joan of Arc in Domremy, the Joan of Arc Center in Domremy, the guided visit of Vaucouleurs.
5) Also included are all meetings and/or conferences with various scholars, experts, and/or historians of Jeanne d'Arc and her times throughout the pilgrimage.
-This tours requires a blend of adventuresome spirit, physical fitness, walking ability and mental alertness, and a capacity for accepting situations as they exist and not, necessarily, as we would find them in America. We regret that we are unable to accept requests for special diets or itinerary variations. Disabled travelers requiring special attention or treatment while on tour must be reported when reservations are made. A companion who is able to provide the required assistance must accompany any person who is unable to travel independently or who needs any type of assistance.
-Due to limited vehicle storage capacity, each tour member is permitted only two pieces of luggage. The size of the "suitcase" we recommend is: 9" X 22" X 14". The size of the "carry on" bag is:
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