Thursday, April 23, 2009

Announcing: The Joan of Arc Project!

Since our inaugural January 6, 2009, St. Joan of Arc Parade, we have been meeting and strategizing about our second annual procession and related events. We have named ourselves The Joan of Arc Project to encompass several activities and levels of participation for those interested in honoring Joan of Arc. Stay tuned for more announcements!

The Joan of Arc Project includes:

Krewe de Jeanne d'Arc
The Joan of Arts Fete--January 3, 2010
The St. Joan of Arc Parade--January 6, 2010

On Friday, May 8th (the date Joan lifted the siege of Orleans, France) we are holding a press conference at The Bienville House Hotel to announce our new parade route; our student contest to choose the a young Joan to lead the parade; details of the Joan of Arts Fete; events throughout the year that the Krewe de Jeanne d'Arc will be participating in; Krewe membership information; and more!

Contact Amy at if you would like an invitation to this press conference which is open to media and special guests who have an interest in supporting The Joan of Arc Project.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Happy 100th Anniversary of Beatification, Joan!

While our krewe is a secular one, we have to acknowledge that Joan was finally given her rightful due by the Catholic Church today, 100 years ago. Congrats, Joan!
(For those of you who don't know, this means she was one step closer to canonization, and was now honored with the title of "Blessed"...not quite "Saint"...almost!)

New Orleans, home of the Joan of Arc statue on Decatur street, and home of the St. Joan of Arc Parade, is celebrating in it own unique way, at the French Quarter Festival, happening as I write this! The sounds of jazz, Cajun music, classical music, blues, and funk are surrounding Joan, giving her a New Orleans' style party!
Not quite the same kind of acknowledgement offered by Notre Dame in 1909, but...a joyous occasion, nonetheless!