“Le Royaume Béni des Ste. Jehanne et Ste. Thérèse is “The Kingdom Blessed of St. Joan and St. Thérèse” shown to me by these two magnificent saints like gates opening on an astonishingly beautiful Castle shining from the peak of a panoramic mountain. Le Royaume reflects my joy in living out the traditional French School of Catholic Spirituality under the friendship, sisterly care, and co-patronage of St. Joan of Arc and St. Thérèse of Lisieux.” ~ RoyaumeFrance
Royaume France is a unique and comprehensive work. It represents a decade of prayerful meditation with and on the life of St. Joan of Arc as seen through the spiritual eyes of St. Thérèse of Lisieux. This is a collection of essays that over time flowered into a model, a system, that begins not with religion but with philosophy and the need to resurrect ultra-realism as the key to true belief leading to true reason. By reorienting our natural philosophy toward belief, we then are drawn religiously and spiritually into a Holy Realism as St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein) refers to it in The Science of the Cross. Through Holy Realism, dogma and the guidance of Holy Mother Church become our necessary guiding lamps leading us to the Kingdom of Heaven. This Kingdom, reality itself, then becomes truly ever more real to us “on earth as it is in Heaven.” Our desire for the Kingdom grows. Our love for the Kingdom transforms us. Our world view changes. We allow God to explain His point of view. We are coming to true reason and understanding. We are, effectively, living the prayer of the Our Father.
Royaume France develops this model in light of the combined spirituality of St. Joan of Arc and St. Thérèse of Lisieux, who together are “the most beautiful colors in the Heavens.” The model here develops a traditional French based theme under the influence of these two Heavenly sisters as they are the secondary co-patronesses of France.
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