The reason I am Catholic is simple. Only Catholicism will give me what I love and desire. Only Catholicism will fulfill my heart’s longing. Only Catholicism is capable of making me into the person that I know I am in the mind of God. My work is nothing less than a journey with Ste. Jehanne… More The French Catholic Diaspora: The Mystical Kingdom of Catholic France
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)
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