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The Tragic Tale of Claire Ferchaud and the Great War

Raymond Jonas


This is the moving and improbable story of Claire Ferchaud, a young French shepherdess who had visions of Jesus and gained national fame as a modern-day Joan of Arc at the height of World War I. Claire experienced her first vision after a childhood trauma in which her mother locked her in a closet to break her stubborn willfulness. She developed her visionary gifts with the aid of spiritual directors and, by the age of twenty, she had come to believe that Jesus wanted France consecrated to the Sacred Heart. Claire believed that if France undertook this devotion, symbolized by adding the image ... More

Keywords: Claire Ferchaud, Joan of Arc, World War I, France, Sacred Heart, visions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780520242975
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520242975.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Raymond Jonas, author