(Read “The 10 points of Le Royaume”)
Point 4: Le Royaume is Mystically French
This point is perhaps the most sublime, and it is here that we cross through the most elegant meadow on our journey along the Trail of the Dogmatic Creed with Sts. Joan and Thérèse. From this mystical meadow we are ecstatic and filled with gratitude as we see the beautiful flowers, fresh lakes, deep running rivers, and majestic mountains on the horizon. We see the temporal Kingdom of France (“Le Royaume de France” or “Le Royaume des Francs”), now in exile under the Republic, as belonging to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, St. Joan of Arc, and St. Thérèse of Lisieux, the three most cherished saints of Le Royaume.
This mystically French orientation is a powerful buttress of counter-revolutionary spiritual and temporal activity under the guidance of our two saintly sisters, Joan and Thérèse, the secondary co-patronesses of France. This mystically French orientation rises obtusely in the face of revolutionary modernists who have ravaged the Church with liturgical abuses and deadly doctrinal errors that promote the influences of Protestantism, New Age, and “Spiritual but not Religious” nonsense that all seek only to destroy the Church.
While Le Royaume is obtuse in the face of modernists, she is present to the modern world while living in continuity with the past. Le Royaume acts as a sentry on guard for revolutionaries, who, while wearing the sheep’s mantle of “the Church in the modern world,” are nothing more than ravenous wolves seeking the Church’s demise.
That our life as a counter-revolutionary in Le Royaume hinges dramatically on this point cannot be exaggerated. Neither can its beauty, majesty, and life-giving inspiration be adequately proclaimed in mere words. One must experience Le Royaume with Sts. Joan and Thérèse to even begin to understand it. Le Royaume’s profundity is found in this mystical relationship between Heaven and earth. For it is in that relationship between Heaven and the Kingdom of France that we find the ultimate and astonishing meaning of our existence. Our day to day activities in the ordinary affairs of our lives take on eternal significance. Ordinary life becomes majestic and regal. Our work here is merely a reflection in a mirror, as St. Paul points out, of that which is in Heaven.
The mystically French orientation of Le Royaume, while not normative for the Church at large as noted above, is, for those called to her, the hinge point and bridge between Heaven and earth where we discover the royal and regal nature of our calling and whence comes our gratitude being the unworthy and vile sinners that we are.