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Jehanne the tertiary





         Jehanne comes from a peasant family of a village in the county of Artois. When her home was ravaged by a band of routiers, she was placed in the care of the dominican convent of Thieuloye, near Arras. Unwilling to be closeted for her whole life and open to the preaching of Saint Dominic, Jehanne decided, at age seventeen, to not take monastic oaths and to remain a tertiary of the order. She then travelled to Paris to help the poor and the beggars. There she meets father Hugues and enters his service. She follows him when he accompanies Boucicaut and Gallois de Fougières on the Prussian crusade of 1391.