25.3.11

Jehanne la Pucelle, new art.

From the Catholic Illustrator's guild with gracious permission by the artist Daniel Mitsui.

Tu, Jehanne, de bonne heure née,
Benoist soit cil qui te créa!
Pucelle de Dieu ordonnée,
En qui le Saint Esprit réa
Sa grant grace, en qui ot et a
Toute largesse de hault don,
N'onc requeste ne te véa.
Qui te rendra assez guerdon?


Excerpt from The Ditié de Jehanne d'Arc, Chritine Pisan, 1429

Jhesu+Marie,
Brantigny

Blessed be He who created you, Joan, who were born
at a propitious hour! Maiden sent from God, into whom
the Holy Spirit poured His great grace, in whom [Le.
the Holy Spirit] there was and is an abundance of noble
gifts, never did Providence refuse you any request.
Who can ever begin to repay you?

Signed giclée art prints are available for $80 plus packing and postage. These are printed on heavy rag paper, at actual size. The same print with hand-applied gold leaf costs $180.

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