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Jehanne la Pucelle
& the
Chapel of Notre-Dame de Bermont

Left, a map of the route (probably used by 15th-century villagers) from Domremy, through Greux, to the chapel N-D. de Bermont.  Below, open fields above Greux, along the route .  (Photos courtesy Roger Brisson; click for full-scale view.)

Jean Morel: "…[Jeannette] was so good that all the village of Domremy loved her... I know it pleased her to go often to the Hermitage of the Blessed Marie of Bermont, near Domremy. Often I saw her go there. She was there when her parents thought her with the plough or in the fields; and when she heard the Mass-bell, if she were in the fields, she would go back to the village and to the Church, in order to hear Mass. I have been witness of this many times…"

Perrin le Drapier: "From her earliest years till her departure, Jeannette the Maid was a good girl, chaste, simple, modest, never blaspheming God nor the Saints, fearing God. She loved to go to Church and confessed often. I can attest what I say, for I was then attached to the Church of Saint Remy, and often I saw Jeanne come there to Mass and other Offices. When I forgot to ring for Service, Jeanne scolded me, saying I had done wrong; and she promised to give me some of the wool of her flock if I would ring more diligently. Often she went with her sister and others to the Church and Hermitage of Bermont. She was very charitable, and very industrious, employed herself in spinning and divers other works in her father's house; sometimes she went to the plough, or took care of the flock when it was her turn…"

Nicolas Bailly: "Many times, in her youth, I saw Jeanne before she left her father's house: she was a good girl, of pure life and good manners, a good Catholic who loved the Church and went often on pilgrimage to the Church of Bermont…"

Jeanne praying before Notre-Dame de Bermont.  Original watercolor by Barbara Smith, Copyright, 2001.