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. Le Royaume is about seeking, loving, and defending the Kingdom of God as reflected in the mystical union between Heaven and the Kingdom of France. This (t)radition of France as the “Eldest Daughter of the Church,” glorified in St. Joan of Arc’s divinely appointed mission, points nobly to the resplendent beauty of French Catholic spirituality and in general to the dogmatic (T)raditions of the Church, such as True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin (hyper-dulia) and devotion to the saints (dulia). Le Royaume celebrates the medieval faith and culture of France; yet, it is, at the same time, not bound by a particular point in history. It is eternal as a Form in the Immaculate Heart of Mary who holds the fleur-de-lys close to her heart.
This Kingdom of Sts. Joan and Thérèse is “La France Mystique,” the mystical Kingdom of France, which Kingdom, through the consecration of France to the Virgin Mary in 1638 by King Louis XIII and by the later decrees of Popes Pius XI (for St. Joan of Arc) and Pius XII (for St. Thérèse), belongs to the Virgin Mary with our saintly sisters as secondary co-patronesses. It uniquely emanates with what I describe as “the most beautiful color in the heavens,” that is, the combined spirituality of St. Joan of Arc and St. Thérèse of Lisieux as they guide us in their saintly and sisterly care on the Trail of the Dogmatic Creed to the center of the Immaculate Heart of Mary where Jesus Christ is enthroned in all of His glory.