30th September :Our Lady Of Beaumont

Our Lady Of Beaumont

Country : France

Year : 1081

The shrine of Our Lady of Beaumont is in Lorraine, Fance, between Domremy and Vancouleurs.  It is a small church probably dating from the 11th century, though the date of its founding is now lost in the mists of time.  It is thought that it might have been built for a monastery of Benedictine monks, but was subsequently sold to a man named Geoffrey de Bourlemont.

It is known that Joan of Arc liked to go to Our Lady of Bermont on pilgrimage on Saturdays when she was a little girl, and also often during the week, to offer candles and flowers to Our Lady.  Although a small chapel, it has great importance, as it was here that Joan of Arc commended the affairs of France to the Queen of Heaven and Earth, and it was here that Mary ordered Joan to take up arms to deliver her country of France from the hands of the English.

The full name of the town of Domremy is actually Domremy-la-Pucelle, in memory of Joan of Arc, and the church is about two miles from Joan’s hometown.

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