Fire and Flames: The Trials of Jean de Brebeuf and Joan of Arc by John Kenwell
Engulfed in scorching, leaping flames, and surrounded by jeering tormentors, Joan of Arc in 1430 and Jean de Brebeuf in 1649, perished in fire. Shockingly, neither expired in fear – witnesses to both events recount – rather, they died proclaiming unshakeable faith.
A zealous young Jesuit priest compares recorded accounts of both their deaths and finds striking similarities, and the culpability of the Roman Catholic church.
“The strongest steel endures the hottest fire.”
Keywords: martyr, missionary, Jesuit, Joan of Arc, Brebeuf, Iroquois, Hurons, execution, Huronia, New France, France