Je suis un membre de la guilde d'auteurs catholique et aussi un éducateur et un laïc catholique. Je suis très dévoué et consacré aux Sainte Jehanne d'Arc et Sainte Thérèse de l'Enfant Jésus. J'habite en Amérique.
I am an insignificant Catholic layman sharing the story of my journey on the Trail of the Dogmatic Creed with St. Joan of Arc and St. Thérèse of Lisieux.
I am not a professional Catholic; I do not make my living by promoting the Faith or my own testimony. I have no ties with any publisher or media agent. I have no Church sponsored ministry. I neither ask for nor accept money. The only financial profit I receive is from the sales of my books found on the Publications page.
This site is a personal footprint. It represents my spiritual journey. My first two books (Journey to Christendom and Seek First the Kingdom) have received Permission to Publish by the Vicar General from the Archdiocese of Chicago with official declarations of ecclesiastical authority that the material is free from doctrinal and moral error (the other books have not yet been submitted - perhaps one day).
I desire many to join me, none to follow me. We follow Ste. Jehanne d'Arc and Ste. Thérèse de Lisieux on the Trail of the Dogmatic Creed of Roman Catholicism.
My intention is for all of my activities to be in union with our Holy Father, the Pope, and the Magisterium of the Church in a counterrevolutionary hermeneutic of continuity with Sacred Tradition. I strive to be in accord with the spirit and letter of Title I, Canons 215 and 216 of the Code of Canon Law.
We honor St. Mary Magdalene as the Foundress of Le Royaume. With her brother Lazarus, St. Mary brought the contemplative spirit of the apostolic age to France. No doubt Our Lord and Our Lady blessed the land that would become the Blessed Virgin's France through St. Mary Magdalene.
We honor St. Philomena as holding a very special place in Le Royaume. She is very powerful with God and was a favorite of St. John Vianney in Ars. The Living Rosary Association is under her patronage and was founded in France by Pauline Jaricot.
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Welcome!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 isunder the co-patronage of St. Joan of Arc and St. Thérèse of Lisieux and guided by their beautiful, combined spirituality.
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Le Royaume is the spiritual inheritance of St. Mary Magdalene, whom we honor and with whom we unite ourselves in contemplative prayer to God 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.
Small parts of this site, such as the tabs, are in French solely as an honor to Ste. Jehanne d'Arc and Ste. Thérèse de l'Enfant Jésus. My French is not particularly good, but it seems it would be an egregious violation of etiquette to have a site devoted to Traditional French Catholicism with nothing written in French!
As per the Vision and Mission, Le Royaume seeks those who desire personal conversion by walking the Trail of the Dogmatic Creed with St. Joan and St. Thérèse. For more information on participating, visit the "À propos du Royaume" ("About Le Royaume") page.
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 Royaumeisto 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's Mission
"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."
"To Jesus through Mary in the friendship and sisterly care of Sts. Joan and Thérèse!" More about Le Royaume
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 counter-revolutionary nature of Le Royaume
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 is traditionally and counter-revolutionarily minded while being in union with our Holy Father the Pope in Rome and the Second Vatican Council.With Vatican II, the Church did not repent of her previous 19 centuries; she affirmed her past and embraced her future. In each council throughout history, continuity with the past was always the foundation and strength of the Church's vision moving forward. Le Royaume aims to be a counter-revolutionary hermeneutic of continuity that strengthens the Church in the modern world as envisioned in Vatican II.
How Le Royaume is organized
As described on the Vision and Mission page, Le Royaume is composed of three focused interests: 1) Seek the Kingdom (Vérité) through the Sacraments, True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, and Eucharistic Adoration; 2) Love the Kingdom (Beauté) through a contemplative journey on the Trail of the Dogmatic Creed to the mystical Kingdom of Catholic France with the secondary co-patronesses of France, Ste. Jehanne d'Arc and Ste. Thérèse de Lisieux; 3) Defend the Kingdom (Bonté) through inculcating a counterrevolutionary spirit of the mystical Kingdom of Catholic France in our hearts in union with the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and the saintly hearts of Jehanne and Thérèse.
JoanandTherese.com is the central gathering point for everything and the key site for (1) above, while DoveandRose.com is specifically devoted to (2), and CatholicMonarchy.com speaks to (3). All websites are linked in order to form one evangelical outreach for spreading devotion to Traditional French Catholicism under the co-patronage of Ste. Jehanne and Ste. Thérèse. You can access the other websites and their facebook pages below:
Visit the home Web Page for The Counterrevolutionary and Royal Army of America
Read "Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus" - Outside the Church there is no salvation.
Le Royaume - the Book
(Published under my real name rather than my Nom de Plume, S.T. Martin)
The complete collection of my web and blog postings assembled thematically.
Includes the Vision and Mission, Ten Points, Methodology, Reflections on The Dove and Rose, and The Catholic and Royal Army.
Also includes prayers such as Litanies and Chaplets for Ste. Jehanne d'Arc, Ste. Thérèse, and Ste. Philomena.
Please drop by the publications page for more information on Le Royaume and all of my books.
(Not yet available for Kindle)
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