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The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 11 December 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1583
  1. Sean A Spence, De Witt-Wallace visiting research fellow in psychiatry
  1. New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, New York, USA

    Directed by Luc Besson

    Gaumont Pictures/Columbia Tristar, on general release in north America

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    “When I was thirteen years old, I had a voice from God to help me govern my conduct… The first time I was very fearful. And came this voice, about the hour of noon, in the summer-time, in my father's garden… I heard the voice on the right-hand side, towards the church; and rarely do I hear it without a brightness. This brightness comes from the same side as the voice is heard. It is usually a great light… This voice was sent to me by God and, after I had thrice heard this voice, I knew that it was the voice of an angel. This voice has always guided me well and I have …

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