Le Royaume’s Vision and Mission explained in light of the Dogmatic Causes of Grace


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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 Mission Statement:

“Le Royaume’s mission is to inspire souls through Truth, Beauty, and Goodness to seek the subjective application of the 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 the possibility of efficacious actual graces that will aid them in growing and persevering in that sanctifying grace.

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!”

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Le Royaume’s Vision and Mission in light of the Causes of Grace

In order to present the Vision and Mission of Le Royaume in as clear a light as possible, we demonstrate here where we place her (as designated by parentheticals) in subjugation to the general hierarchy of Causes of Grace as outlined in Dr. Ludwig Otts’ Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma, Section on The Doctrine of Grace, Part 1: 2.3.

It is clearly stated in the writings on Le Royaume that:

“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.”

The purpose of communicating Le Royaume in the light of the hierarchy of Causes is to demonstrate the above point such that we understand her contribution in general to the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church, the Body and Bride of Christ, and further to demonstrate that Le Royaume does not see herself as normative for the Church at large. Le Royaume does not aim to create something novel; she seeks only to inspire others to be open to the possibility of actual, assisting graces from God which excite the soul to salutary works and prepare the soul for, preserve it in, and increase in it habitual, sanctifying grace.

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The Principle Efficient Cause, we believe and hope in charity for God and our neighbor, is the grace of God Who is the most Holy Trinity as revealed to us through Scripture, Tradition, and the Magisterial teachings of the Holy Catholic Church.

The Principle Efficient Instrumental Cause is Christ’s humanity and the sacraments of the Church He founded and alone through which He established our means of salvation.

The Secondary Efficient Instrumental Cause (Le Royaume), stemming from Christ’s humanity as the God-man, is the divine motherhood of Mary, ever Virgin, Immaculate in Conception, Queen of Heaven, and the Mediatrix of all Grace.

The Third Efficient Instrumental Cause (Le Royaume) is devotion to, and the intercession of, Saints Jehanne d’Arc and Thérèse de Lisieux as the secondary Co-Patronesses of France.

The Fourth Efficient Instrumental Cause (Le Royaume) is the mystical relationship between the temporal Kingdom of France and the Immaculate Heart of Mary as witnessed by King Louis XIII and Queen Anne’s consecration of France to the Virgin Mary in 1638, as well as France’s role as the Eldest Daughter of the Church beginning with King Clovis’ baptism at Rheims in 496 AD, extending through the Carolingian dynasty of Charlemagne, and through the Capetian dynasty of Hugh Capet, the latter now manifested in the House of Bourbon.

(Note how Le Royaume’s Mission Statement includes all of the efficient causes of grace.)

The Meritorious Cause is the God-man Jesus Christ through the Redemption.

The Principle Final Cause is the glory of God.

The Secondary Final Cause is the eternal salvation of man.

The Third Final Cause (Le Royaume) is the The Reign of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in the hearts of all men.

The Fourth Final Cause (Le Royaume) is an increase of devotion in hearts so inclined to Saints Jehanne d’Arc and Thérèse de Lisieux.

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The Fifth Final Cause (Le Royaume) is, using the ancient and mystical Kingdom of France as a type, devotion to the Social Kingship of Christ in the collective hearts of men as they look to form peaceful earthly societies, worthy governing bodies, and just laws that would be in harmony with the will of God as expressed through His Holy Roman Catholic Church and the Natural Law.

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Thus, as seen above, Le Royaume sees herself only in the context of the graces God bestows on us through His only means of salvation: The Holy Catholic Church. Le Royaume sees herself completely subordinated to the Church as a personal devotion, and only as a third, fourth, or fifth cause down the Dogmatic hierarchy of the Church’s teachings on grace. She is completely obedient to the Church and that Dogma.

Le Royaume aims only to inspire and to be a “counter-revolutionary hermeneutic of continuity that strengthens the Church in the modern world as envisioned in Vatican II.”


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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