Daily Martyrology for May 30

In 727, St. Hubert of Liège. He succeeded St. Lambert as bishop of Maastricht and worked as a missionary in the Ardenne. He is patron of hunters.

In 1431, at Rouen, St. Joan of Arc. She declared that she had visions from God which instructed her to lead France to victory in its protracted war with England. She was captured in battle, and though she defended herself courageously, was convicted of heresy in a politically motivated trial. She was turned over to the English, and at the age of nineteen was burned at the stake. As she died she called on the name of Jesus. In 1456, the Pope declared her innocent of the charges.

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Our daily martyrology was written by Fr. Hugh Feiss, OSB. Copyright © 2008 by the Monastery of the Ascension, Jerome, ID 83338.