My Journey with St. Joan and St. Thérèse

My Journey with St. Joan and St. Thérèse – Our relationship with God and the Saints

Our discussion of the Journey on the Trail of the Dogmatic Creed with St. Joan of Arc and St. Thérèse of Lisieux requires an added dimension. Thus far, we have emphasized the Kingdom in the distance toward which we are traveling with our saintly sisters. This Kingdom is the center of the Immaculate Heart of… Continue reading My Journey with St. Joan and St. Thérèse – Our relationship with God and the Saints

My Journey with St. Joan and St. Thérèse

My Journey with St. Joan and St. Thérèse – departure, path, and goal

This St. Teresa Benedicta moment is critical in my understanding of the Journey on the Trail of the Dogmatic Creed with St. Joan of Arc and St. Thérèse of Lisieux. This trail is a very Carmelite path. It is a journey through a land so beyond human nature that it is darkness to the intellect.… Continue reading My Journey with St. Joan and St. Thérèse – departure, path, and goal

The French Catholic Diaspora

The Royal Line of France through St. Mary Magdalene

St. Mary Magdalene contemplating in her cave in what we know today as southern France “Jesus Christ bequeathed his Mother to Jerusalem, St. Peter to Rome, St. John to Asia — to whom will he have bequeathed Mary Magdalene? We know already, it is France who received from the hands of God this part of… Continue reading The Royal Line of France through St. Mary Magdalene

My Journey with St. Joan and St. Thérèse

My Journey with St. Joan and St. Thérèse – St. John of the Cross’ Mt. Carmel

My initial experience with Carmelite spirituality was similar to St. Teresa Benedicta’s. “Picking up a book at random, Edith began to read. It was St. Teresa of Avila’s The Book of Her Life. Edith was so taken by this Spanish marvel of God’s grace that she read through the book, it seems, without a break.… Continue reading My Journey with St. Joan and St. Thérèse – St. John of the Cross’ Mt. Carmel

The French Catholic Diaspora

We are the spiritual diaspora of the Kingdom of Catholic France.

We are the spiritual diaspora of the Kingdom of Catholic France. That declaration is the natural extension of our devotion to Traditional French Catholicism and the Renaissance of Catholic France. It is such a natural extension based on the model for the mystical Kingdom of Catholic France given to us by Ste. Jehanne d'Arc. “In the… Continue reading We are the spiritual diaspora of the Kingdom of Catholic France.

Talking Points - Journey to Christendom

Talking Points – Journey to Christendom – Chapter 2

Talking Points are the highlights and notes from my Kindle which identify key themes drawn from the text. The highlighted words are followed by reflections. Chapter 2 Yellow highlight | Location: 392 My confidence to confront those who, no matter how learned, disagree with me comes from my desire to obey, Note: The desire to… Continue reading Talking Points – Journey to Christendom – Chapter 2

Talking Points - Journey to Christendom

Talking Points – Journey to Christendom – Chapter 1

Talking Points are the highlights and notes from my Kindle which identify key themes drawn from the text. The highlighted words are followed by reflections. Chapter 1 Yellow highlight | Location: 296 All of my adult years I lacked the courage to write a book about the God inspired purpose of my life, its whole… Continue reading Talking Points – Journey to Christendom – Chapter 1

Little Flowers and Fiery Towers

The Desert of St. Thérèse

The Desert of St. Thérèse A quiet desert landscape fills my heart In solitude the stillness clears my view I long for nothing save our God out here The land of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux This place is real though being sight unseen An emptiness aglow with beauty quaint Out here desire for Jesus grows… Continue reading The Desert of St. Thérèse

Talking Points - Journey to Christendom

Talking Points – Journey to Christendom – The Introduction

Talking Points are the highlights and notes from my Kindle which identify key themes drawn from the text. The highlighted words are followed by reflections. Introduction Yellow highlight | Location: 154 I would end up living a life that runs so absolutely obtusely with American culture. Note: Goodwill implies necessarily that we are obtuse with… Continue reading Talking Points – Journey to Christendom – The Introduction

Talking Points - Journey to Christendom

Talking points – Journey to Christendom – The Forward

Talking Points are the highlights and notes from my Kindle which identify key themes drawn from the text. The highlighted words are followed by reflections. Forward Yellow highlight | Kindle Location: 145 St. Joan of Arc pray for us!  Note: Spirituality has to do with heroism for the truth. Living the truth implies defending the… Continue reading Talking points – Journey to Christendom – The Forward