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
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
Shuffling down a narrow Lonely, dirt path Into a wide Open field I am a pilgrim A journeyman One who rests Only for a time In mystical Quaint villages I am refreshed And stronger now Because of each Enchanting land Now, slowly Onto a plain Where I have come Upon a crossroad Not knowing… Continue reading The Pilgrim Dance (St. Joan and St. Thérèse)
Saint Joan and Saint Thérèse, together they are the most beautiful color in the heavens. This is a motto of mine that describes my feelings about both of these saints individually as well as in their blended spiritual kinship. I love and propagate devotion both to St. Joan and St. Thérèse as well as… Continue reading Saint Joan and Saint Thérèse, together they are the most beautiful color in the heavens.
“St. Joan and St. Thérèse” together, in that very special kindred spirituality of theirs, have been defined by Our Lord and Our Lady as absolutely essential for me on my journey through the majestic, mystical world of the Catholic Church. St. Joan of Arc and St. Thérèse of Lisieux are to my own spirituality… Continue reading St. Joan and St. Thérèse are to my own spirituality what wet is to water
In this series I will relate the story of my journey on the Trail of the Dogmatic Creed with St. Joan of Arc and St. Thérèse of Lisieux through the lens of the Carmelite spirituality of St. John of the Cross. As St. John of the Cross’ writings are far too rich and deep and… Continue reading My Journey with St. Joan and St. Thérèse – Overview
Credo ut intelligam – “I believe so that I may understand.” (St. Anselm of Canterbury) Continuing with this theme of the Extreme Realist ”new world view” I received through the guidance of St. Joan of Arc by the Divine Will and through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, we press forward on the March of Hope… Continue reading Holy Realism – My journey with St. Joan of Arc began with “I believe so that I may understand”
The key to Catholic Hope is Holy Realism. “For, true fulfillment and joy come not in understanding how to live; they come through seeking that for which we would die. That for which we would die is that in which we truly hope” (From my book, Seek First the Kingdom – The March of Hope). That for… Continue reading Holy Realism, Catholic Hope, St. Joan and St. Thérèse