Saint Joan of Arc

O valiant maiden of Orleans,
Leader in armies, model for heroines,
Inspirer of kings and queens;
O heaven instructed shepherdess
Detect the beastly faithlessness
In sheep’s fleece and shepherd’s dress.
O gallant bearer in the field
Of Mary’s banner and Michael’s shield;
Teach us to fight and not to yield;
To stare beyond the passing cloud,
To dare the mighty and the proud,
To stand alone amidst the crowd.

From Divine Alchemy