I dedicate this work to my father,
Catherine Jefferson - Lindsley
and my two brothers
Lawrence and Richard.
My beloved Husband,Timothy John Paul Frohlick, for his faithful support and encouragement.
I wish to thank my many friends who helped edit my work
Linda Becker,Lt. Col. Baltazar Soto of Georgia, Jean Brittain of Scotland,
Jerry Crouch of Alabama - REST IN PEACE good Friend!,
Dennis& Evelyn Essman, Judith Fein, Ph.D.,
Father Albert J. Hebert S. M., - REST IN PEACE good Friend!,
Kevin Hendryx, Carlyn Iuzzolino of New Mexico, Anne J. Kelly, Anthony Mascia of New Jersey, Linda Mitchell, Marcia Quinn Noren, Andrea Oefinger, John H. Penn,
Jim Riccard of Ohio - REST IN PEACE good Friend!,
Lillian Scher, Fred and Susan Tatler of Canada, François Thouvenin of Strasbourg, France, and last but certainly not least- George Wilkins of upper New York State.
The following acknowledgements are inALPHABETICAL order.
Jean-Claude COLRAT -Mr. Colrat is a Medieval Historian of the highest order and author of "Les Compagnons d'Armes de Jehanne la Pucelle et du siège d' Orléans tome 1-2-3." Published by Le Briquet, 2, Cloître Saint-Pierre-le-Puellier, 45000 Orléans, France. - July 1992. ("The Companions in Arms of Joan, the Maid at the siege of Orleans, volumes 1, 2, and 3"). His expertise is in heraldry and costumes of not only Medieval France but also of succeeding centuries down to and including the Napoleonic era.
Mr. Colrat has been most generous and gracious with his time and talents. His scholarly assistance was invaluable to me for without it I would not have been able to create the accurate heraldic crests of the nobility who were a part of Joan's story. His contribution brought vibrant color and a deeper sense of authenticity to my historical novel.
In addition, Mr. Colrat allowed me the use of his collection of postcards from the City of Orleans' 1929 Jeanne Festival.
If you would like to see the Coat of Arms and Crests that Mr. COLRAT has created please go to his web site at: http://perso.wanadoo.fr/jean-claude.colrat/
Carlyn Voss Iuzzolino -Mrs. Iuzzolino is my CLOSEST friend. Where would I be without her love and assistance? Carlyn designed and maintains my Saint Joan of Arc Center web site. In addition Mrs. Iuzzolino has joined me in my life long quest to write my historical novel, JEANNE! GOD'S HOLY WARRIOR. For ten years, Carlyn has worked with me to edit and reedit my novel more times than either of us cares to remember, in order to bring it up to the high literary standard that it now possesses. What I have accomplished in bringing my love and knowledge of St. Joan to the public would NEVER have come to life if it were not for my dear friend's tireless efforts on behalf of myself and my work.
Mr. François JANVIER -is Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication as well as Conservateur des Antiquités et Objets díart du département des Vosges et Meuse. The Meuse and Vosges Departments of France, are the areas around Domremy and Vaucouleurs.
My friend Francois has been very generous and gracious in allowing me to use his personal photographs of the St. Joan objects of art. Those who will view his photographs are indebted to him for his willingness to share with the world these often times hidden treasures.
Marcia Quinn Noren -After having a powerful and very personal encounter with St. Joan, Ms. Noren went in search for the real person behind the myths. Surfing the Internet, Marcia found my St. Joan web site and began communicating her great love for St. Joan with me. This was in May of 1997 and we quickly became bonded like sisters. Even though we are very different in our views of the world, it is our mutual LOVE for Saint Joan that has kept us together - pilgrims of exploration - as we try to find for ourselves the deeper meanings St. Joan has in and for each of our lives. Marcia has graciously shared her inner most feelings and thoughts with me as well as the numerous photographs that she took during her two trips to St. Joan's France. Over time our friendship has deepened and her love and support has become very important to me. THANK YOU, and GOD BLESS YOU, good friend.
Prof. Bonnie Wheeler -Medieval Studies Program of Southern Methodist University, for allowing me to use her translations of the original medieval documents without which this book would never have seen the light of day. Thank you, Prof. Wheeler for the following letter of recommendation:
I have known Virginia Frohlick for several years. It was a great privilege to visit her St. Joan of Arc Center. Virginiaís passion for Joan is unsurpassed. Not many scholars or citizens would be as generous in sharing their knowledge.
In 1999 I asked Mrs. Frohlick to join the Advisory Board of the International Joan of Arc Society (Societé Internationale Jeanne d'Arc) and she graciously accepted. I appreciate very much all her contributions to Societyís web site. http://faculty.smu.edu/bwheeler/
It is my great pleasure to allow Virginia Frohlick to use my translation of the original medieval documents within the body of her novel, Jeanne! Godís Holy Warrior. This book has a spectacular sense of imagery, a keen, complex insight into the mystical experience, an acute eye for exact historical accuracy. It is a very rich, fascinating, piercing account of Joanís life.
Congratulations on this very great achievement, Virginia, and very good luck. Your novel is a substantial piece of fine work.
Prof. Bonnie Wheeler
Medieval Studies Program
Southern Methodist University
Editor of JOAN OF ARC: HER STORY
My Heart Felt THANKS to these wonderful people and their organizations.
Marie-Véronique CLIN -who at the time was the Associate Director of the CENTRE JEANNE D'ARC of Orléans, France, was kind enough to give me permission to use of the maps that are in my CD.
Alain PRÉAUX -Owner/Director of the JEANNE D'ARC MUSÉE of Rouen, France, was kind enough to provide me with the images of his wax figures that depict Joan's life. In addition I thank him for allowing me to use the photos that I took in his Musée.
Grateful THANKS to my Scottish friend, Jean Brittain
Jeanwas brought up in Ballantrae next to the ruins of Ardstinchar, the castle said to be built by Joan of Arc's Scottish Captain, Hugh Kennedy. Previously a college lecturer and bookshop manager, she is now a features writer for magazines. Her research on Hugh Kennedy has been well-received by historical societies and a biography of his fascinating life is nearing completion.
"It was my privilege to share biographical information about Hugh Kennedy of Ardstinchar with Virginia Frohlick, and to provide a little extra guidance on some aspects of the lives of the loyal Scottish soldiers who fought for Joan of Arc. I wish Virginia all good things with her novel Jeanne! Godís Holy Warrior and look forward to it having a wide readership here in Scotland. Our Auld Alliance with France is still honored, and our soldiers' part in Joan of Arc's crusade is never forgotten."
Special THANKS go to the people who have allowed me use of their photos and art work.
["All images on this CD are copyrighted by their respective photographers and are used with permission by the St. Joan of Arc Center."]
The man who took the photos that I identify as "Friend of Saint Joan" please contact me so that I can correctly cite you as the photographer. THANK YOU.
Ms. Mary Lynn Akey of New Mexico
Mr. Ron Aksnowiz of Illinois
Mr. Henri BATAILLE, French Archeologist of Vaucouleurs, France
Mr. Andre Van Den BOGAERDE of Orléans, France.
Ms. Andrea Buser of Washington state
Mr. Dupree Charley of New Mexico
Mr. John Craven of Louisiana.
Mr. Theo Clarke of California
Mr. Joel Davis of New Mexico
Mr. Stefan Duncan of North Carolina
Mr. Meredith Evens of Bath, England
Mr. Timothy J. Frohlick of New Mexico
Mr. Patrick D. Gaston of Kansas
Mr. Kevin and Mrs. Mary Hendryx of Texas
Mr. Philip Leahy of New Mexico
Mr. Ed Lofquist of Washington state
Mr. Maxim Lysak of Kyiv, Ukraine
Mr. Dominique MAGNIER of Lille, France
Mr. Michael O'Neill of Missouri
Ms. Deb Nickelson of New Jersey
"A Friend of Saint Joan" - A Catholic nun who lives in Illinois
Ms. Andre Oefinger of Connecticut
Mr. Dan Paulos of New Mexico
Mr. Russell Leslie Phillips of Safed, Israel.
Ms. Helene RABOT of Orléans, France
Ms. Karen Rhine of Illinois
Mr. Andy Rodgers of New York state
The Saint Joan of Arc Parish of South Park, Pennsylvania
Mr. Michael Smith of Perth, Australia
Mr. Chris and Mrs. Catherine Snidow of Texas.
Mr. Robin STIERKAT of Langenau, Germany
Mr. Fred and Mrs. Susan Tatler of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Ms. Mary Ann Thibodeau of New Mexico
Mr. David Trostle of Arizona
Mr. Pascal VERNY of Vitry-le-Francois, France
Mr. Johan L. VERRUE of Oudenaarde, Belgium
Mr. Daniel Worth of Sheffield, England
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