St. Joan of Arc Cloak (Leopard)
The St. Joan of Arc Micro-Mink Cloak is the softest, warmest, most gorgeous garment you will ever wear. The outside of this luxurious cloak is made with a micro-mink polyester fabric that feels like velvet. The inside lining is an ultra-soft premium quality microfiber fleece. Cloak features two deep side pockets to keep your belongings safe and your hands warm. An angled cut in front gives it a unique look. Roll the sleeves once to expose the fleece to give it a chic look. Due to the fine details and craftsmanship, this item requires a little additional time to produce but it’s worth the wait! Free Express Shipping on this item.
■ Outer Fabric: 100% Micro-Mink Polyester
■ Lining: Plush Microfiber Fleece
This is a couture item which is custom made-on-demand. Our couture collections feature exclusive, custom designs with our signature crown somewhere within the design. Not sold in stores and you won’t find this anywhere else. EXCLUSIVELY AT VENXARA.
SHIPPING + DELIVERY
These custom made-on-demand Cloaks ship world-wide directly from our exceptional craftsmen in China. When placing your order, please use a physical street address for FedEx/DHL Express delivery. FedEx/DHL Express can not deliver to a PO Box. Destination tracking is available for most countries. A tracking number will be emailed to you once your order has shipped.
Production Time: 6-9 days
DHL Express Ship Time: 3-6 days
Please Note: During peak shopping seasons, production and ship time may take a little longer than normal. If you are buying this item as a gift, please order as early as possible. We don't want to disappoint you or the gift recipient with a potentially delayed order.
For countries where tracking numbers are not available, this item should arrive by regular post within 2-4 weeks. Orders that have not arrived within 45 days of order processing are eligible for a free reshipment or a refund.
MATERIALS + CARE
Outer material is 100% micro-mink polyester. Lining is 100% microfiber fleece polyester. Both materials are vegan friendly. No animal fur is used.
Machine Wash and Dry. Do not use bleach. Machine wash using cold or warm water. Gentle cycle is preferred. Tumble dry on no or low heat.
ABOUT THIS SAINT
ST. JOAN OF ARC
1412 — 1431
Feast Day May 30
Patron Saint of France, soldiers, military personnel, prisoners, those ridiculed for their piety, rape victims and martyrs.
Born in 1412, Joan of Arc (French: Jeanne d’Arc) is considered a heroine of France. A rebel and a warrior all for God's honor and glory, Joan is one of the great examples of faith, unwavering commitment and courage.
At a very early age, she was said to have heard the voices of St. Michael the Archangel, St. Catherine of Alexandria and St. Margaret of Antioch. At first the messages were personal and general, but when she was 13-years-old, she received visions from them, each of whom instructed her to support Charles VII and drive the English from French territory.
The uncrowned King Charles VII sent Joan to the siege of Orleans as part of a relief mission. For her safety, she cut her hair and dressed as a male soldier, which later led to charges of cross-dressing. She gained prominence after the English retreated from Orleans and the siege was lifted only nine days later. She suffered many wounds from sieges including being shot with an arrow between her neck and shoulder as well as being shot through the thigh with a bolt from a crossbow.
In 1430, she was captured by the Burgundian faction, and was sold to the English. She was kept in an iron cage, chained by the neck, hands, and feet. Joan continued to wear military armor making it difficult to be raped as there was no protection in a dress. She was put on trial by the pro-English Bishop Pierre Cauchon for a variety of charges including cross-dressing, heresy and witchcraft. After Cauchon declared her guilty, she was sentenced to death.
On the day of her execution, she was allowed to make her final confession and to receive Communion. Her demeanor at the stake was such that it moved even her bitter enemies to tears. She asked for a cross, embraced it, and held it up before her while she called continuously upon the name of Jesus. Her final request to her executioners was to "Hold the cross high that I may see it through the flames." She was tied to a tall pillar and publicly burned alive on May 30, 1431 at the age of 19.
In 1456, an inquisitorial court examined the trial, dismissed the charges against her, pronounced her innocent, and declared her a martyr. She was beatified in 1909 and canonized in 1920.