The Kingdom Blessed of St. Joan and St. Thérèse

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. 

Le Royaume’s problem focus:

“Confusion about the Catholic Church stemming out of the contemporary apostasy from true Christian belief and practice is resulting in a turning away from God’s love in Jesus Christ and is creating a metaphorical veil covering over the sensible and timeless mystical beauty of the Catholic Church. In addition, this confusion is obscuring, purposefully and deceptively, the objective truth that there is no salvation outside the Catholic Church, the only institution on the face of the earth divinely founded by Christ Himself, Who is true God and true man, and the only Savior of the human race. Therefore, many souls whose salvation is in jeopardy do not see the intrinsic, Divine beauty of the Church nor hear the Divine Truth; therefore, they do not understand the necessity of making a dogmatic confession of Catholic faith and repenting in sorrow for their sins in order to prepare themselves for sanctifying grace required to gain eternal life for themselves and others. Furthermore, this spiritual disorientation in modern society leads many who have made such a repentant confession of faith to grow weak and confused in their Goodness, thus threatening their perseverance in sanctifying grace and therefore their eternal salvation.Many souls are lost for the Church due to this obfuscation of her essential Truth and immortal, heavenly beauty. The extended result of this loss of souls for the Church is that our culture, country, and civilization, which are made up of those individual souls, are lost to her as well.

Thus, as there is no salvation outside the Catholic Church and no hope for a civilization lost to the Church, it is essential that souls be inspired to make a repentant, dogmatic confession of Catholic faith that will open their hearts to the application of the subjective redemption in sanctifying grace and then to pursue a spiritual Vision that will aid them in growing and persevering in that sanctifying grace. By freely living a life of sanctifying grace, souls will develop a Catholic worldview that will positively impact society, culture, and political life and that will facilitate the coming of the Kingdom of God on earth as it is in Heaven.” 

Le Royaume’s purpose:

“Le Royaume’s purpose is to inspire souls through Truth, Beauty, and Goodness to seek the subjective application of the objective fruits of Christ’s Redemption in sanctifying grace by a repentant, dogmatic confession of Catholic faith and to develop a spiritual Vision that will open their hearts to efficacious actual graces that will aid them in growing and persevering in that sanctifying grace and in developing a Catholic worldview in social, cultural, and political affairs.”

Le Royaume’s methods:

“Le Royaume primarily fulfills her purpose by inspiring souls to engage in a contemplative Eucharistic journey in total consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary and through the holy, beautiful combined spirituality of St. Joan of Arc and St. Thérèse of Lisieux. Through the influence of the primary means, Le Royaume fulfills her purpose secondarily by evangelically advocating God’s love through the beautiful spiritual pedagogy of Traditional French Catholicism and devotion to the Renaissance of Catholic France.”

In short, “To Jesus through Mary in the friendship and sisterly care of Sts. Joan and Thérèse!”

Le Royaume’s Motto:

“Seek the Kingdom, Love the Kingdom, Defend the Kingdom!”

Le Royaume’s Treasures:

 “Faith, Hope, and Love”

Le Royaume’s Programs:

Seek the Kingdom: True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin with Eucharistic Adoration as the most efficacious means for the renewal of our hearts in sanctifying grace and for acquiring the grace of repentant, dogmatic faith in Jesus Christ and His Holy Catholic Church.

Love the Kingdom:The Dove and Rose devotion to the secondary co-patronesses of France, Sts. Joan of Arc and Thérèse of Lisieux, as a means of most efficaciously affecting True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin in our hearts, growing in sanctifying grace, and journeying joyfully and faithfully toward the mystical Kingdom of Catholic France in Eucharistic Adoration.

Defend the Kingdom: The Royal Hearts as a means of most efficaciously affecting the contemplative, counterrevolutionary spirit of the Kingdom of Catholic France in our hearts, which will aid us in persevering in sanctifying grace.

Le Royaume’s Goals:

Seek the KingdomBring True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin by St. Louis de Montfort to as many hearts as possible. To increase devotion to Eucharistic adoration through Mary in all of these hearts.

Love the Kingdom: Bring The Dove and Rose devotion to Sts. Joan and Thérèse to as many hearts as possible as a means to most fully and deeply fulfill our True Devotion to Mary. To raise awareness of and to increase joyful devotion to Sts. Joan and Thérèse in all of these hearts. 

Defend the Kingdom: Bring the spirit of The Royal Hearts to as many hearts as possible. To increase the counterrevolutionary spirit of Traditional French Catholicism in all of these hearts.