Joan of Arc’s Sentence // May 1431 // Primary Source

published on July 30, 2020

Wednesday May 30th towards nine o'clock in the morning we the judges repaired to the place of the Old Market in Rouen we were assisted by the Reverend Father in Christ the Lord's Bishop of theru and Noah and by a number of other laws masters and ecclesiastical personages

Before us was brought the Serge Joan in presence of the people assembled in this place in an immense multitude she was placed upon a scaffold or platform for her wholesale admonition and for the edification of the whole multitude a

Solemn address was made by the renowned dr Nicholas MIDI who took for his text those words of the Apostle in the First Epistle to the Corinthians chapter 12 if one member suffer all the members suffer with it

this address ended we the bishop did once more admonish joan to look to her salvation to reflect on her misdeeds to repent of them to have a true contrition for them

We exhorted her to believe here on the opinion of the clergy of the notable persons who have taught and instructed her on all the truths of her salvation we did particularly exhort her to believe the good advice of the to

Venerable Dominicans who were that moment beside her and whom had sent to her to converse with her up to the last moment and to furnish her in all surety with wholesome admonitions and counsels profitable to her salvation afterwards

We the bishop and vicar aforesaid having regard to all that has gone before in which it is shown that this woman had never truly abandoned her errors her obstinate temerity nor her unheard of crimes that she had even shown the

Malice of her diabolical obstinacy in this deceitful semblance of contrition penitence and amendment malice rendered still more damnable by perjury of the Holy Name of God and blasphemy of his ineffable majesty considering her on all

These grounds obstinate incorrigible heretic relapsed into heresy and altogether unworthy of the Grace and of the communion which by our former sentence we did mercifully Accord to her all of which being seen and considered

After mature deliberation and counsel of a great number of doctors we have at last proceeded to the final sentence on these terms in the name of the Lord amen at all times when the poison the virus of heresy attaches itself with

Persistence to a member of the church and transforms him into a member of Satan extreme care should be taken to watch that the horrible contagion of this pernicious leprosy do not gain other parts of the mystic

Body of Christ the decisions of the Holy Fathers have willed that hardened heretics should be separated from the midst of the just similar to the great peril of others this homicidal Viper should not be warmed in the bosom of the

Pious Mother Church it is for this that we Pierre by the Divine Mercy Bishop of Beauvais and we brother Jean Lemaitre deputy of the renowned dr Jean Rivera Inquisitor of the evil of heresy specially

Delegated for him by this process both judges competent in this trial already by a just judgment have declared this woman fallen into diverse errors and diverse crimes of schism idolatry invocation of demons and many others but

Because the church closes not her bosom to the child who returns to her we did think that with a pure spirit and of faith unfeigned you has put far from the thy errors and thy crimes considering that on a certain day you did renounce

Them and did publicly swear vow and promise never to return to thy errors and heresies to resist all temptations and to remain faithfully attached to the unity of the Catholic Church and the communion of the Roman pontiff as is

Proved at greater length in a writing signed by your own hand but after this Abbe duration of your errors the author of schism and heresy had arisen in your heart which he had once more seduced and it became manifest by thy spontaneous

Confessions and assertions Oh shame that as the dog returns again to his vomit so you have returned to your errors and crimes

And it had been proved to us in a most certain manner that you have renounced the guilty inventions and thy errors only in a lying manner not in a sincere and faithful spirit for these causes declaring the fallen again into thy old

Errors and under the sentence of excommunication which you have formerly incurred we decree that you are a relapsed heretic by our present sentence which seated in tribunal we utter and pronounce in this writing we denounce

Thee as a rotten member and that you may not vitiate others as cast out from the unity of the church separate from her body abandoned to the secular power as indeed by these presence we do cast thee off separate and abandon the praying

This same secular power so far as concerns death and the mutilation of the limbs to moderate its judgment towards thee and if true signs of penitence should appear in the to permit that the Sacrament of Penance be administered to

Thee

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