A Crown for Joanna

Read by Maria Therese

(4.1 stars; 17 reviews)

She was born a princess, heir to her father’s kingdom of Portugal, and she might at will have reigned from almost any throne in Europe. But instead of this, she made what to her world seemed a thoroughly mad choice – for she chose to have a throne in heaven. Today those scepters are dust which she would not accept, and as Blessed Joanna of Portugal she possesses a throne imperishable…

This children’s biography of Blessed Joanna of Portugal was written by Sister Mary Jean Dorcy, a Catholic Dominican Nun. The author is probably best known for her exquisitely intricate paper cutting silhouettes, with which she illustrated her books. (Introduction from the original book and by Maria Therese) (1 hr 49 min)


0 - Prologue - The Gossip of the Market Place 13:02 Read by Maria Therese
1 - Pawn on a Chessboard of Kings 12:09 Read by Maria Therese
2 - A Question of Thrones 17:55 Read by Maria Therese
3 - The Long Road to Aviero 11:09 Read by Maria Therese
4 - A Gown for a Princess 15:14 Read by Maria Therese
5 - Thorns for a Crown 12:28 Read by Maria Therese
6 - The Glory of the King's Daughter 10:25 Read by Maria Therese
7 - Crowns 10:48 Read by Maria Therese
8 - Epilogue - The Market Place 1490 6:36 Read by Maria Therese


A. crown for joanna

(5 stars)

wonderful story and well read. For any age! a greatwway to introduce one to a holy life and sainthood

Lovely Story

(4.5 stars)

Inspiring story of a Saint that we don’t hear much about.