May 30, 2015 I do not think it is a coincidence that in my morning prayers today, May 30, the Feast Day of St. Joan of Arc, I was struck by the thought that there is likely no National Shrine to St. Joan of Arc in the United States. My hypothesis was confirmed when I… More Vision: A National Shrine to St. Joan of Arc in the United States
Well… sort of. Maybe. But then again, maybe not. Most commentaries that I read refer to Joan of Arc’s attack on Paris as a mistake. They point out that it resulted in her first defeat, took away a little of her luster in the eyes of her countrymen, demonstrated that she was vulnerable, and even… More Was Joan of Arc’s attack on Paris really a disaster?
586 years ago, what would be the most amazing week in the history of Western Civilization was about to commence. This evening, the evening of April 29, Joan of Arc is entering Orléans to free it from the English siege. She has completed her inquisition in Poitiers, was found to be a most pious and… More Jeanne d’Arc enters Orléans on the evening of April 29
“Jesus Christ bequeathed his Mother to Jerusalem, St. Peter to Rome, St. John to Asia — to whom will he have bequeathed Mary Magdalene? We know already, it is France who received from the hands of God this part of the Testament of His Son… Tradition, history, the monuments tell it to us clearly, and Providence… More The French Catholic Diaspora: The royal line of France through St. Mary Magdalene
We are the spiritual diaspora of the Kingdom of Catholic France. That declaration is the natural extension of our devotion to Traditional French Catholicism and the Renaissance of Catholic France. It is such a natural extension based on the model for the mystical Kingdom of Catholic France given to us by Ste. Jehanne d’Arc. “In the… More We are the spiritual diaspora of the Kingdom of Catholic France. (Ste. Jehanne et Ste. Thérèse)
] I would like to share a little more regarding my personal Vision and Mission as described on my About page. By doing so I hope to shed light on the care I have taken to formulate my life objectives such that they joyfully serve the Holy Catholic Church and the counterrevolution so desperately needed to protect… More Commentary on my personal Mission, Le Royaume, Ste. Jehanne and Ste. Thérèse
The purpose of the three programs of Le Royaume is to inspire souls to seek, grow, and persevere in sanctifying grace in order to attain Heaven. This means that we predispose ourselves (seek) to, inflame our hearts in charity (love) with, and strengthen ourselves (defend) in, that grace and the Faith that offers us that… More What are the three programs of Le Royaume (Ste. Jehanne et Ste. Thérèse)?
I would like to invite you to peruse the upgrades and facelift on JoanandTherese.com! Let me take you on a tour and give you some highlights of what to expect in the future. Foremost, I would like to thank you for your support. I truly am pleased to hear from some of you who have… More Check out the new look and features at Le Royaume – JoanandTherese.com!
SJST Walking the Trail with St. Thérèse is a series of reflections on The Story of a Soul. In Part 5 I discussed Thérèse’s profound experience with nature and quoted her metaphor of nature that has played the most central role in my own spirituality. The image of the “book of nature” from which Our… More Walking the Trail with St. Thérèse – Part 6: Thérèse’s profound metaphor of the paintbrush
SJST Walking the Trail with St. Thérèse is a series of reflections on The Story of a Soul. Walking the Trail with St. Thérèse requires a deep sensitivity to God’s divine imprint in nature. Who has not experienced the wonders of nature or felt deeply moved through the beauty and grandeur of God’s creation? Who… More Walking the Trail with St. Thérèse – Part 5: Thérèse shares her supernatural experience with nature
SJST Walking the Trail with St. Thérèse is a series of reflections on The Story of a Soul. While still meditating and reminiscing over her childhood years, those before her mother passed away, years of charm, warmth, and being surrounded by love, Thérèse makes a startling connection to the Kingdom of God. This connection is… More Walking the Trail with St. Thérèse – Part 4: Thérèse shows us how to discover the flower bed of beauty in our own lives
SJST Walking the Trail with St. Thérèse is a series of reflections on The Story of a Soul. We are off. Thérèse is now walking us through the gardens, meadows, and pristine hills of her youth. I do not exaggerate. The story of her youngest days is filled, quite literally, with gardens, meadows, and pristine… More Walking the Trail with St. Thérèse – Part 3: Thérèse shares the gifts of family with us
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SJST Walking the Trail with St. Thérèse is a series of reflections on The Story of a Soul. We have not traveled far with St. Thérèse before she slows us again to offer more of her graceful contemplative insights. It’s as if preparation were everything. She wants us to travel the trail with her in… More Walking the Trail with St. Thérèse – Part 2: Not knowing, but knowing everything
SJST Walking the Trail with St. Thérèse is a series of reflections on The Story of a Soul. The opening paragraphs to St. Thérèse’s manuscript A of “The Story of a Soul,” represent the most profound influence on my Catholic spirituality. The “Story of a Soul,” later so named by a good friend of the… More Walking the Trail with St. Thérèse – Part 1: The opening paragraphs of The Story of a Soul
SJST My devotion to St. Joan of Arc expressed itself initially as simply a love for the person of St. Joan. That person of St. Joan is a soul magnified by the Lord our Savior in a related, though inferior, manner to the Blessed Virgin Mary’s, whereby we see the glory of God reflected through… More How my devotion to St. Joan of Arc led me to be a Monarchist
SJST You can read my series, “My Life with St. Joan and St. Thérèse” here, or, it is now available in both paperback and Kindle. Thank you, God bless, and enjoy! StM In paperback On Kindle Book trailer for My Life with St. Joan and St. Thérèse
SJST Eighth in the series, “My Life with St. Joan and St. Thérèse.” 2008, St. Louis Missouri and Chicago Illinois Though I was no French King after my healing on Joan of Arc’s day of victory, July 17, 2006, I certainly felt like one at the moment. The newer Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis the King in… More Chapter 8 – In the castle of St. Joan and St. Thérèse’s King
SJST Seventh in the series, “My Life with St. Joan and St. Thérèse.” 2006, The Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania “You must be the one from Illinois we were expecting!” The middle-aged woman behind the desk in the seminary vestibule, just through the door from the couch where I slept for an hour and a half, was cheerful… More Chapter 7 – A miracle for me on St. Joan’s great day of July 17
SJST Sixth in the series, “My Life with St. Joan and St. Thérèse.” 2006, Gurnee IL traveling to the Pocono Mountains Thirteen hours. It would take roughly thirteen hours from my home in Gurnee, IL to reach the retreat site in the Poconos. The date was July 16, 2006, exactly twenty years after my consecration to the… More Chapter 6 – Our Lady tills the soil with St. Joan and St. Thérèse
SJST Fifth in the series, “My Life with St. Joan and St. Thérèse.” 1987, Guymon Oklahoma “Someone has been leaving a rose each week at the foot of Our Lady’s statue in the chapel.” Mrs. Birdsill smiled and looked warily at me. “We’re not sure who it is.” I stood in the hallway of the rectory,… More Chapter 5 – St. Thérèse, St. Joan of Arc, and Mary’s Rose
SJST Fourth in the series, “My Life with St. Joan and St. Thérèse.” 1985-86, Guymon Oklahoma There is not much between Amarillo and Guymon. At least there was not in the years immediately following our marriage. No offense is intended to those who live in Goodwell, Texhoma, Stratford, or Dumas. We passed through all of these… More Chapter 4: How St. Thérèse helped me enter into consecration to Mary
SJST Third in the series, “My Life with St. Joan and St. Thérèse.” 1984-85, Guymon Oklahoma Josey reached out to hand me something. She had a big smile on her face as she did so. It looked like a piece of jewelry, perhaps a necklace of some sort. She held a silver chain with black beads and… More Chapter 3: How my initial devotion to Mary led to total consecration after the Feast Day of St. Thérèse
SJST Second in the series, “My Life with St. Joan and St. Thérèse.” 1984 – Guymon, Oklahoma Fr. Duane Mallon seemed to be an extremely nice priest with a good sense of humor. He was a large man, standing probably six feet, four inches or more with a fair amount of girth. His voice could carry; though,… More Chapter 2: How I met St. Thérèse of Lisieux
SJST First in the series, “My Life with St. Joan and St. Thérèse.” 1977 – Normandy, France I stood staring at the modestly sized statue of a young looking, medieval warrior perched outside the chapel. A small group of us who recently graduated from high school in Guymon, Ok were making a visit to the island fortress… More Chapter 1: How I met St. Joan of Arc
SJST Have you ever had an intimate encounter with God? Did this encounter advance from a single inspiration to years of conversation? Did the conversation develop the way a skyscraper grows one building block at a time to a towering, formidable testament in the heavens? Did the ideas involved form, inductively, a construct that was beyond anything you had ever contemplated? Did… More The story behind Le Royaume (Ste. Jeanne et Ste. Thérèse) – what you will find in the book
SJST Let us now look at Le Royaume’s Mission Statement and break it down in order to understand the substance of its meaning: “Le Royaume’s mission is to inspire souls through Truth, Beauty, and Goodness to seek the application of the subjective fruits of Christ’s redemption by a repentant, dogmatic confession of Catholic faith and to… More Le Royaume’s Mission Statement: What is it and what does it mean?
With over 800 “likes” on the Counterrevolutionary and Royal Army of America’s Facebook page, I would like to express my enthusiastic appreciation. I launched this concept several years ago to see what kind of response I would get. Building support has been slow going, indeed. In addition to expressing my appreciation, I feel it necessary to discuss… More Next steps for the Counterrevolutionary and Royal Army of America
The following is a beautiful inspiration from Sacred Scripture. This is an excellent meditation for those who love Le Royaume and who “seek first the Kingdom of God” while in this exile on earth. Let us contemplate what Our Lord is promising us. Let it give us courage and strength as we make our way… More A little inspiration: Let us contemplate what Our Lord is promising us – Joshua 1:1-9
SJST Visit Le Royaume! Chaplet of Saint Joan of Arc Prayer on the Crucifix: Sign of the Cross O God, come to my assistance. O Lord, make haste to help me. Prayer to Christ the King (Prayer card says plenary indulgence –… More The Prayers of the Chaplet of St. Joan of Arc
SJST Visit Le Royaume Fleur-Darc, a one volume compilation of my books, now in paperback and Kindle versions.
SJST Visit Le Royaume! Le Royaume – the book: now available in paperback and Kindle versions.
SJST Visit The Counterrevolutionary and Royal Army of America website. The Counterrevolutionary and Royal Army of America – An Introduction to the Counterrevolution is now available on Kindle for only $0.99. I wanted to make it free; however, Amazon insisted on a minimum price of $0.99. This book was published several years ago. I took… More Now available in e-formats: The Counterrevolutionary and Royal Army of America
SJST As the founder and site administrator for the Counterrevolutionary and Royal Army of America (CRAA), I would like to make the following public service announcement regarding my position on the current situation for Catholic Monarchies in general, the situation in Spain, and the situation in France. Catholic Monarchies are hardly flourishing these days. Where… More Public service announcement on which Monarchies the CRAA supports
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For those inspired by Traditional French Catholicism and the Renaissance of Catholic France, we note at least two models. No doubt there are many more, as the French Catholic tradition (small “t”) is as deep, profound, and robust as any tradition in the world. The Franks entered the Catholic scene in a formal and regal… More Le Royaume’s Model for Traditional French Catholicism in light of the Revolution at work in the Church
SJST Visit Le Royaume The image below reflects the spiritual heart of Le Royaume. As Le Royaume is a reflection of the Kingdom of God, and as the Kingdom of God resides in our hearts, Le Royaume therefore resides in our hearts. It is here, in our hearts, where Christ rules through his three-fold office:… More The Heart and Spiritual Blood of Le Royaume – “To Jesus through Mary in the friendship and sisterly care of Sts. Joan and Thérèse”!
SJST Visit Le Royaume Béni des Vierge Marie, Ste. Jehanne, et Ste. Thérèse Having described Le Royaume already in light of the hierarchy of Causes of Grace, we now seek to understand the operation of grace in her. For our purpose we will use the Classifications of Grace as outlined in Dr. Ludwig Ott’s Fundamentals… More How Le Royaume operates in light of the Classifications of Grace
SJST Visit Le Royaume Béni des Vierge Marie, Ste. Jehanne, et Ste. Thérèse 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… More Le Royaume’s Vision and Mission explained in light of the Dogmatic Causes of Grace
SJST There are a number of apocalyptic warnings running through social media these days which are driven by the recent events in Russia and Ukraine. Even before the conflict in Ukraine, Russia’s leader, Vladimir Putin, was raising eyebrows in the West with his aggressive and forthright condemnations of Western culture. Today, we see his traditionally… More Fatima Prophecies, Russia, Vladimir Putin…. you know….
SJST Visit my home site, “Le Royaume”! There is a New Evangelization going on in the Church these days. Many people are confused about what that is supposed to entail, myself included. However, I recall hearing Scott Hahn on the EWTN series, “The New Evangelization,” explain that this has to do with “re-catechizing the… More Catholic Answers, Michael Voris, The Remnant: “Take the best and leave the rest”
“Now, I insist upon this, because the conscience of a repentant sinner is often uneasy at finding religion a task to him. He thinks he ought to rejoice in the Lord at once, and it is true he is often told to do so; he is often taught to begin by cultivating high affections. Perhaps… More The history of Le Royaume de France Catholique – my lifetime project. How did it start?
“Vatican II is the French Revolution in the Church. One cannot understand the French or the Russian revolutions unless one knows something of the old regimes which they brought to an end… It is the same in church affairs: a reaction can only be judged in relation to the state of things that preceded it.… More Neo-Catholics: Look behind you
SJST I wrote previously about the hermeneutic of continuity and how that hermeneutic is viewed differently by Radtrads (as termed by Neo-Caths) and Neo-Caths (as termed by Radtrads). Both sides claim to use the hermeneutic of continuity. And how could we not if we accept Vatican II and have any hope of ultimately being called the… More What is a “counterrevolutionary hermeneutic of continuity” anyway? And why are Radtrads on more solid ground?