“Seek the Kingdom, Love the Kingdom, Defend the Kingdom!”
This unique site and associated book is devoted to the exemplary ideals of Traditional French Catholicism through the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the combined spirituality of St. Joan of Arc and St. Thérèse of Lisieux. RoyaumeFrance offers a traditionally-minded narrative with prayerful reflections designed to cultivate devotion to the Renaissance of Catholic France.
The purpose of this effort is to provide an inspirational spiritual architecture for those who likewise are called to dance in freedom with St. Joan and St. Thérèse on the Trail of the Dogmatic Creed to “RoyaumeFrance,” the mystical Kingdom of Catholic France in the center of the Immaculate Heart of Mary where Jesus Christ reigns in all His glory.
RoyaumeFrance inspires souls to seek, grow, and persevere in sanctifying grace through True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, the beautiful combined spirituality of St. Joan of Arc and St. Thérèse of Lisieux, and the noble counterrevolutionary pedagogy of Traditional French Catholicism.
RoyaumeFrance is available in book form as “Le Royaume.” The book is a summary of the key pages and postings on this site.
Le Royaume is written in the language of community; we seek the worldwide spiritual French Catholic diaspora and propose a vision, mission, and program for us.
Catholic community and Christ-centered loving unity are striking themes throughout these writings; Le Royaume powerfully yet delicately imbues us in their heavenly substance through our relationships with the Virgin Mary, Ste. Jehanne, Ste. Thérèse, and the entire communion of saints.
My hope is that this work will provide a blueprint for establishing and nurturing future French Catholic diaspora communities.
My personal vision
My Vision is a worldwide society of sanctified souls living out their repentant, dogmatic confession of Catholic faith through total consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
My Catholic spirituality is grounded in the sacraments, Eucharistic adoration, and True Devotion to Mary. I am influenced more specifically by the combined spirituality of Ste. Jehanne d’Arc and Ste. Thérèse de l’Enfant Jésus. I interpret Jehanne d’Arc through the spirituality of Thérèse, notably as represented through her plays and poetry about Jehanne.
My ardent devotion to Ste. Jehanne d’Arc inspires me to seek her worldview for my own. In order to do that I desire an authentic interpretation of the enigmatic saint. I believe Ste. Thérèse to be the most authentic interpreter of Ste. Jehanne’s soul.
My personal mission
My mission is to facilitate the coming of the Father’s Kingdom “on earth as it is in Heaven” by inspiring others to “seek first the Kingdom” through exemplary Catholic ideals and an integral Catholic life grounded in the Social Kingship of Christ and the reign of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Ste. Jehanne d’Arc and Ste. Thérèse de l’Enfant Jésus are representative, in my humble view, of some of the highest and most noble of those ideals.
RoyaumeFrance is one manifestation of my mission and promotes the exemplary ideals of traditional French Catholicism through the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the combined spirituality of Ste. Jehanne d’Arc and Ste. Thérèse de l’Enfant Jésus.
Note that my mission is not to be a teacher of the Faith. I have no authoritative position in the Church and am not a theologian. I do, however, seek to pass on to others the inspiration and life-giving grace I have received by sharing my journey in the Faith.
I desire many to join me, none to follow me. We follow Ste. Jehanne d’Arc and Ste. Thérèse de Lisieux on the Trail of the Dogmatic Creed of Roman Catholicism.
More specifically on RoyaumeFrance des Ste. Jehanne et Ste. Thérèse
RoyaumeFrance reflects the outcome of my own personal spiritual journey out of the Dark Forest of Despair with the spiritually carcinogenic smoke of its secular, atheistic, Protestant, New Age, and “Spiritual but not Religious” philosophies and into the sunlight and fresh air along the Trail of the Dogmatic Creed with Sts. Joan and Thérèse toward the vision of:
…the Blessed Virgin Mary’s Kingdom of Catholic France on earth as it is in Heaven, bathed in the mystically beautiful light of the combined spirituality of Sts. Joan of Arc and Thérèse of Lisieux. This Kingdom is not limited to the earthly boundaries of France but is a spiritual, worldwide society of sanctified souls living out their repentant, dogmatic confession of Catholic faith through total consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and in evangelical devotion to Traditional French Catholicism.”
This vision is all about consecrating ourselves through French Catholic spirituality to our most saintly sisters, Jeanne and Thérèse, in order to most completely consecrate ourselves to the Blessed Virgin Mary and unite ourselves with the Sacred Heart of Jesus through her. The views expressed on my sites are presented joyfully as my own inspired impulses as I attempt, however imperfectly, to live out my consecration to the Virgin Mary under the guidance, patronage, and sisterly care of Jeanne and Thérèse.
At RoyaumeFrance, in order to fulfill the vision above, I dream of building an oasis, a refuge, for Catholics imbued in the French School of Spirituality who want their religion, their way of life, their Queen, and their King. We desire to see the temporal Kingdom of France restored as the “Eldest Daughter of the Church” protecting and building up the Church militant with the Pope in Rome. Ultimately, I would like to form supportive, sharing communities in regions around our country and world. These oases would be “Royal Outposts” obedient to the Church and Jesus Christ her capstone, her head, and her bridegroom despite being surrounded by a hostile culture, in much the same way that royal outposts such as Vaucouleurs or Mont Saint-Michel remained loyal to Charles VII during St. Joan of Arc’s time despite being surrounded by hostile Burgundians and English.
Our unifying and driving force would be reflected in a phrase from one of my poems, “I have loved what you loved,” referring to our devotion to our dynamic saintly duo, Joan and Thérèse.
I have loved what you loved
I have raised my eyes
Been moved by your example
Followed as you led
Had faith because you did
You cared about me
You fought my battles for me
And I miss you
And honor you
You shared your treasure
Now I am filled with hope
Now love consumes me
We love them, study their lives and spirituality, seek their sisterly patronage, and allow them to guide us in the deepest sense to our True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin according to St. Louis de Montfort. That is really the substance of this Kingdom Blessed of St. Joan and St. Thérèse; that is, it is a reflection of the most powerful and all-to-infrequently tapped Marian devotion in Church history. It is the Kingdom of Jesus Christ in the center of Mary’s Immaculate Heart. That is where we want to live.
That “we love what they loved” might mean, subjectively, something different to each person. I compare St. Joan and St. Thérèse to rare jewels that when exposed to the light of the Dogmas, Traditions, and Scriptures of our religion, explode in a variety of magnificent colors. That “we love what they loved” means objectively speaking, of course, that we all are obedient to our Holy Father the Pope and the magisterium of the Church.
For me, “loving what they loved” has transformed me into a “Fils du Royaume de France Mystique,” or, a son of the Mystical Kingdom of France. I am devoted to St. Joan and St. Thérèse, to the Queen of France the Virgin Mary, to the King of France Jesus Christ, and to the temporal extension of that royal supremacy in the form of the French Monarchy now in exile under the Republic. I also like to use the French language when I can. Though my French is poor, I use it from time to time simply because it is the language of St. Joan and St. Thérèse, of “La France Mystique,” and is one way for me to offer them my heartfelt honor of dulia.
Will the above be your experience?
God bless you, and may the Virgin Mary with Ste. Jehanne and Ste. Thérèse pray for you always!
~ Walter Adams