Abandonment to Divine Providence in a dogmatic confession of Catholic faith through the Immaculate Heart of Mary is the hallmark of the French Catholic Diaspora. We entrust ourselves completely in mind, body, and soul through Mary to the authentic teachings and authority of the Holy Catholic Church, the mystical body and bride of Christ. We accept nothing less than the Cross of suffering in union with Jesus Christ as the only path leading us to Le Royaume, the mystical Kingdom of Catholic France that exists as a form in the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Le Royaume is our Heavenly homeland. This mystical Kingdom is our heritage through the royal line of St. Mary Magdalene to whom our Lord bequeathed the land that would become the Kingdom of France on earth and that is the dim mirror (I Corinthians 13:12) whereby we perceive Heavenly France as our destiny with our heavenly sisters and patronesses, St. Joan of Arc and St. Thérèse of Lisieux, and as royal heirs of St. Mary Magdalene.
This inheritance is of a substance we grasp only slowly and as like that dark mirror to which St. Paul refers. We know it only darkly and dimly now as this inheritance is purity, a purity that shines brilliantly and reveals in us our own vulgarity and sinful filth. This sinful filth is a barrier which will lead us to no other end than eternal damnation. We understand that in order to reach this Kingdom with St. Joan and St. Thérèse, we must be transformed and purified through the Cross of Christ’s suffering, for we have no way to obtain this purity on our own given our vile nature outside of Christ’s grace. To obtain this purity is to obtain the mystical Kingdom of Catholic France. This purity, this Kingdom of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the center of her Immaculate Heart, is only from God and cannot be known to us save through sanctifying grace, a grace we receive in its fullness only through our dogmatic confession of Catholic faith. Through this sanctifying grace resulting from our dogmatic confession and surrender of ourselves heart, mind, soul, and body through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, we seek to bring our inheritance in the Kingdom of God, the Kingdom of mystical France, “on earth as it is in Heaven” for the glory of Jesus Christ our only Savior and for the reign of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
To pass through Le Royaume’s gateway which is our own Calvary of suffering and death on the Cross with Christ, our saintly sisters Joan and Thérèse lead us to our own Sainte-Baume with the Magdalene where we lose all and become completely detached from the things of this earth. Though we live practically and dutifully with our feet solidly on the ground in our daily vocations, we are dead to this world with its Prince of Darkness, and our soul soars to mystical France, our homeland in the Kingdom of God.
We must, with the prayerful intercession and support of St. Mary Magdalene, die on the Cross in our own Sainte-Baume to all things belonging to the darkness of this world as we await the new Heavens and the new earth.
Purity and humility form the gateway to, and are the guardians of, Le Royaume by leading us to death on the Cross with Jesus Christ through the Immaculate Heart of Mary and in the sisterly care of St. Joan and St. Thérèse.