Le Royaume is my initiative to inspire souls in God’s love to seek the subjective application of the fruits of Christ’s Redemption through the beauty and majesty of Traditional French Catholicism. Le Royaume is a contemplative based personal devotion that seeks from God preparation for, perseverance in, and continual growth in sanctifying grace through the Traditional French Catholic experience and the Renaissance in our hearts of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s Catholic France. Le Royaume is under the co-patronage of St. Joan of Arc and St. Thérèse of Lisieux and guided by their beautiful, combined spirituality.
Le Royaume is the spiritual inheritance of St. Mary Magdalene, whom we honor and with whom we unite ourselves in contemplative prayer through the Immaculate Heart of Mary. With her brother Lazarus, she first brought the contemplative spirit of the apostolic age to what would become France. We honor her as foundress and her through whose prayers and sacrifices the Lord and Our Lady surely blessed what was later to become the Virgin Mary’s Catholic France.
Le Royaume is about seeking first the Kingdom of God and His saving justice (Matthew 6:33) through the Truth, Beauty, and Goodness of the Traditional French Catholic experience. Through Traditional French Catholicism, we testify to LOVE, for God is LOVE (1 John 4:8). Through Traditional French Catholicism, we come to understand that true love is self-sacrifice in union with Jesus Christ for the glory of God (Mark 8: 34-38). Separated from GOD, we are separated from LOVE. Sin means to be separated from God and results in a spiritual condition where “we know not what we do” (Luke 23:34). We must repent (Matthew 4:17), meaning, we must change our course, in order that we therefore might “know what we do” in LOVING God. Through repentance we seek to change our ways to God’s ways (true LOVE and the opening of our hearts to the fruits of the Redemption), rather than to demand that God change His ways to our ways (self-love and the continued slavery to sin). We are able to go from “not knowing what we do” to “knowing what we do” through the infinite merits of Jesus Christ, Who is the WAY (Beauté – as our King, Judge, and Law Giver), the TRUTH (Verité – as the supreme Teacher of all mankind), and the LIFE (Bonté – as our eternal High Priest and the sole Mediator between God and man) (John 14:6). We must seek, prepare for, persevere in, and grow in sanctifying grace, which intrinsically justifies us and makes us pleasing to God. To seek the Kingdom of God is to seek sanctifying grace.
The objective of Le Royaume is to inspire souls to seek, prepare for, persevere in, and grow in sanctifying grace by a repentant, dogmatic confession of Catholic Faith through the beautiful pedagogy of Traditional French Catholicism. St. Joan of Arc and St. Thérèse of Lisieux, under the Queenship of the Virgin Mary, are prepared to help you.
Le Royaume does not assume Traditional French Catholicism to be normative for the Church as a whole nor superior to any other focused interest. On the contrary, our interest in French Catholic spirituality leads us to appreciate the richness of cultural expression throughout the universal Church. The more we love Le Royaume de France, the more we come to appreciate the unique roles other cultures play in the Church and what the Church does in uniting us all as a family in the Faith.
Using the historically, traditionally established mystical relationship between the Kingdom of France and the Immaculate Heart of Mary as its model and foundation, Le Royaume seeks to restore the preeminence of the Roman Catholic Church in the hearts of men and women and through the renewal of hearts, to further that preeminence in government, culture, and society at large.
~ Walter Adams