St. Joan of Arc Tote Bag (Damask Patina)
The St. Joan of Arc Tote Bag features a beautiful double-sided custom print on a premium quality imitation leather tote bag. Comfortable and sturdy adjustable carrying straps with high-quality stitching for long-lasting durability. Soft, brushed polyester lining is finished with three interior side pockets to keep your items organized. A truly unique way to share your faith or a special holiday, birthday or confirmation gift.
■ Medium: 9.8"T x 15.7”W x 5"D
■ Large: 11"T x 17.3"W x 6"D
■ Adjustable 11" Straps
■ Zippered Top Closure
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 Tote Bags ship world-wide directly from our exceptional craftsmen in China. When placing your order, please use a physical street address for DHL Express delivery. 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: 4-7 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
These Tote Bags are made with a high quality, textured imitation leather with a Safiano Finish created by the luxury designer brand Prada. This material is made with split leather (that’s the fibrous part of the hide left over from making genuine leather) which has been bonded with polyurethane. This material is extremely durable and the image will not fade, peel or flake. The interior lining is a soft, brushed polyester. These Tote Bags are vegan and eco friendly.
Your freshly made bag might arrive with a "new bag smell" (similar to a new car smell) that some people love and others do not. When you receive your bag, please unwrap it and allow the bag breathe for 24-48 hours to absorb the natural scents of its surroundings. To clean your tote bag, use a soft, damp towel to wipe away any dust or dirt. You can use a mild soap or gentle cleaning spray if needed. Please do not put this tote bag in the washing machine.
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.