The Dove and Rose (La Colombe et La Rose)

The Dove and Rose
Extol the dove and rose
Whose lives we imitate
To God their glory known
That we may call them great
We love the dove and rose
Whose virtues are ornate
Our Joan winged brightly gold
Thérèse with petals laced
They call, the dove and rose
To battles won, though weighed
By us who fight for those
Who’ll crown us on our day
La Colombe et La Rose
Célébrez la colombe et la rose
Dont vies nous imitions
Leurs gloires sont connues à Dieu
Que nous eux pouvons appeler grandes
Nous aimons la colombe et la rose
Dont virtus sont ornés
Notre Jeanne avec les ailes dorées
Thérèse est ornée en pétales
Elles nous font venir, la colombe et la rose
Vers la bataille gagnée, cependant pesé
Par nous qui se battre pour les même
Qui couronneront notre tête sur notre jour
“To Jesus through Mary in the friendship and sisterly care of Sts. Joan and Thérèse.” Amen, so be it.

About Walter Adams

Professionally, I am an educator and experienced business executive. Academically, I hold an A.B. in Economics from Princeton University and a Masters Degree in Public and Private Management from Yale University. Raised as a Methodist, I joined the Catholic Church on Easter of 1985, just prior to marrying my wife of nearly 30 years. My Catholic spirituality is grounded in the sacraments, Eucharistic adoration, and True Devotion to Mary. I am influenced more specifically by the combined spirituality of Ste. Jehanne d'Arc and Ste. Thérèse de l'Enfant Jésus. I interpret Jehanne d'Arc through the spirituality of Thérèse, notably as represented through her plays and poetry about Jehanne. My ardent devotion to Ste. Jehanne d'Arc inspires me to seek her world view for my own. In order to do that I desire an authentic interpretation of the enigmatic saint. I believe Ste. Thérèse to be the most authentic interpreter of Ste. Jehanne's soul. My mission is to facilitate the coming of the Father’s Kingdom “on earth as it is in Heaven” by inspiring others to “seek first the Kingdom” through a repentant, dogmatic confession of Catholic faith and through exemplary Catholic ideals. Ste. Jehanne d'Arc and Ste. Thérèse de l'Enfant Jésus are representative, in my humble view, of some of the highest and most noble of those ideals.
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