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RP1 05v

SAINT CATHERINE and SAINT MARGARET,
unseen, sing to the tune of "L'ange et l'âme" ["The Angel and the Soul"].
 
Lovable child, our sweet companion,
Your voice, so pure, has risen to Heaven.
The Guardian Angel who's always with you
Has brought your wishes to the Eternal One.
 
We have come down from His Heavenly Empire
Where we reign with Him for eternity.
By our voices, God has deigned
To tell you His will!....
 
You must set forth to save your Homeland,
Take up the sword, to preserve its honor.
The King of Heaven and the Virgin Mary
Will always know how to make you victorious.
 
JOAN, more and more frightened.

Save the Homeland!!... Take up the sword!... Me, a poor country girl ... I must be dreaming! (She gets up and looks around her.) No, I'm wide awake!... O my God!... Come help me!... I am distraught. I am afraid!!!... (She hides her face in her hands and cries.)

SAINT CATHERINE and SAINT MARGARET, unseen.

Console yourself, Joan, dry your tears.
Lift up your eyes and ears to heaven.
 

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