Rorate Caeli

Joan of Arc dies in Rouen

On May 30, 1431, Saint Joan of Arc was executed in the Old Market square in the city of Rouen. Following the Saint's burning at the stake - by order of the ecclesiastical court headed by the Bishop of Beauvais, Pierre Cauchon - Cardinal Henry Beaufort, Bishop of Winchester, ordered that her bones and ashes be thrown into the Seine. 

For our special series on the 600th anniversary of the birth of Saint Joan of Arc, visit the articles posted earlier this year: