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 S.T. Martin

S.T. Martin is my nom de plume which stands for "Ste. Thérèse Martin." Martin was Ste. Thérèse's surname before entering Carmel. 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 works are personal testimonials to the sublime benefits of True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin as formulated by St. Louis de Montfort as well as to "Le Royaume," the kingdom blessed of St. Joan of Arc and St. Thérèse of Lisieux. Le Royaume is the mystical Kingdom of France belonging to Jesus Christ as King of Kings, to the Virgin Mary as our heavenly Queen who holds the Fleur-de-lis dear to her heart, and to Sts. Joan and Thérèse, who are the secondary co-patronesses of France. "To Jesus through Mary in the friendship and sisterly care of Sts. Joan and Thérèse!"
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