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 she 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.
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 application of the subjective 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. “
Le Royaume’s resulting Mission Statement:
“Le Royaume’s mission is to inspire souls through Truth, Beauty, and Goodness to seek the application of the subjective 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 primarily fulfills her mission 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 mission 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 over-arching Vision established by Jesus Christ for the universal Church:
“Set your hearts on his Kingdom first, and on God’s saving justice, and all these other things will be given you as well.” (Mt 6:33) “Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” (Mt 6:9-10).
Le Royaume’s particular Vision Statement born of the traditional mystical relationship between the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Joan of Arc, St. Thérèse of Lisieux, and the Kingdom of France:
“The sovereign establishment on earth as it is in Heaven of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s Kingdom of France bathed in the mystically beautiful light of the combined spirituality of Sts. Joan of Arc and Thérèse of Lisieux.”
Le Royaume’s Motto:
“Seek the Kingdom, Love the Kingdom, Defend the Kingdom!”
Le Royaume’s Treasures:
“Faith, Hope, and Love”
Le Royaume’s Colors:
Burgundy and Sepia
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 Counterrevolutionary and Royal Army of America 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 Kingdom: Bring 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 Counterrevolutionary and Royal Army of America to as many hearts as possible. To increase the counterrevolutionary spirit of Traditional French Catholicism in all of these hearts.
Le Royaume’s guiding principles:
Obedience to our Holy Father, the Pope and the Magisterium of the Church
Devotion to the eternal mystical union between Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart and the Kingdom of France whose temporal expression is found in the Kings and Queens of the Légitimiste, Ancien Régime, dating back to the institution of the Capetian dynasty and beyond that through the Carolingian dynasty, and to the baptism of Clovis as the first Catholic King of the Franks.
A Counterrevolutionary spirit of Christendom in the West which gives preeminence to the rights of the Kingdom of God on earth, which is the Holy Roman Catholic Church, to influence the minds, hearts, laws, and culture of the land (the end of the Revolutionary manipulation of society through “Separation of Church of State”).
Support for Counterrevolutionary activities that would bring about the establishment of Catholic Kings and Queens in the West, including the United States, as the optimal means to re-establish a Church-State alliance for the building up of the Kingdom of God “on earth as it is in Heaven,” to destroy Protestant, Masonic, and New Age heresies, and to end the atheistic secular democratic republican state.
Exultation in the Holy Catholic Church as the only institution, faith, and spirituality which contains the fullness of God’s revelation to man in Jesus Christ as Son of God and the only Savior of the human race and being instituted by Jesus Christ for this purpose. We reject as heretical religious relativism which attempts to claim that all religions, or so-called “Christian denominations” (i.e., Protestant and Independent Evangelical), or spiritual belief systems in general are equally good, true, and essentially lead to the same relationship with God. God established only one Church for His Kingdom on earth, the Holy Roman Catholic Church. We specifically reject as heretical and antithetical to the teachings of Jesus Christ and to His purpose in instituting His Catholic Church, the modern notion of “spiritual but not religious.” We likewise oppose the modern militant, secular, atheistic anti-faith that goes further into darkness by admitting not even to an “equally good” relativism but to its own supremacy. Lord be our protector and our victory.
Outreach to those outside the Catholic Church through a Counterrevolutionary focus on the fullness of Truth, even if that Truth divides us, rather than by focusing only on that which unites us (the “kum-bah-yah” approach). In this way are able to present to the world the glories of the Catholic faith rather than to hide these treasures away. To proclaim with the Protestant that “all that matters is that we both worship Christ as our personal savior” simply makes all of us Protestants. To proclaim with the non-Christian religious that “all that matters is that we both worship God” simply makes all of us non-Christian religious. To proclaim with the non-believing atheist that “all that matters is that we both believe in being good” simply makes all of us non-believing atheists. Simple agreement to the lowest common denominator with those outside the Church will yield little to no help for the salvation of souls, for that method ignores the fullness of Truth. We are here to proclaim the fullness of God’s revelation through His Holy Catholic Church without compromise or trepidation, for “there is no salvation outside the Catholic Church” (even in the Vatican II era! CCC 846).
Focus on the abundant beauty and efficacious friendship and patronage of the saints, particularly Sts. Joan of Arc and Thérèse of Lisieux, and most importantly on the necessity of hyperdulia honor to our Holy Mother the Virgin Mary, as representing the abundance of Christ’s grace and charity to us through the Divine Order in His Kingdom which is His Catholic Church. Jesus Christ is King. The Holy Virgin is Queen. The saints are our glorious brothers and sisters in Christ, through the Divine motherhood of Mary. Here we share with the world the treasures of the Kingdom as expressed by St. Thomas:
“It is God’s will that inferior beings should be helped by all those that are above them, wherefore we ought to pray not only to the higher but also to the lower saints; else we should have to implore the mercy of God alone… for the Divine Order is such that lower beings receive an overflow of the excellence of the higher, even as the air receives the brightness of the sun…we pray to the saints, whether angels or men, not that God may through them know our petitions, but that our prayers may be effective through their prayers and merits.” (St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica, IIa, IIae, Question 83, Article 11)