Author Archives: S.T. Martin

About S.T. Martin

S.T. Martin is my nom de plume which stands for "Ste. Thérèse Martin." Martin was Ste. Thérèse's surname before entering Carmel. 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 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.

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. In Part 5 I discussed Thérèse’s profound experience with nature and quoted her metaphor of nature that has played the most central … Continue reading

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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. Walking the Trail with St. Thérèse requires a deep sensitivity to God’s divine imprint in nature. Who has not experienced the wonders … Continue reading

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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. While still meditating and reminiscing over her childhood years, those before her mother passed away, years of charm, warmth, and being surrounded … Continue reading

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Walking the Trail with St. Thérèse – Part 3: Thérèse shares the gifts of family with us

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. … Continue reading

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New blog! CatholicMonarchy.net!

CatholicMonarchy.net will be the blog supporting CatholicMonarchy.com This blog will speak specifically to the counterrevolution and the Monarchy.

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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. We have not traveled far with St. Thérèse before she slows us again to offer more of her graceful contemplative insights. It’s … Continue reading

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Walking the Trail with St. Thérèse – Part 1: The opening paragraphs of The Story of a Soul

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 … Continue reading

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