Introduction

Our living reality along the lighted pathway in union with St. Joan and St. Thérèse

Author’s Preface

The words used by Mary on the threshold of Elizabeth’s house are an inspired profession of her faith, in which her response to the revealed word is expressed with the religious and poetical exultation of her whole being towards God.

~ Pope St. John Paul II, Encyclical Letter Redemptoris Mater

Royaume France is a Jehannian-Thérèsian inspired profession of faith in imitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is intended for those attracted to total consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary through the royal French Catholic spirituality and pedagogy of the combined hearts of St. Joan of Arc and St. Thérèse of Lisieux. There is no call-to-action, no subscription, no subscription wall offering more, no marketing pop-ups, and no requests for donations or followers. I do offer the reader my books through my amazon author’s page and connections through my social media links. Royaume France is a place for enjoyable, contemplative reading by those attracted to her message.

Our Lady of the Sign, Ark of Mercy at the church of St. Stanislaus Kostka in Chicago.
To Jesus through Mary in the sisterly care of St. Joan and St. Thérèse!

A Phenomenology of the French Royal Hearts of St. Joan of Arc and St. Thérèse of Lisieux

Royaume France is an embrace of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. It is a fairy tale imagined as a painting, a poem, and a song revealed in its eidetic purity as a phenomenological expression of truth, beauty, and goodness. Fairy tales are truths proclaimed through the medium of “story.” Phenomenology is a creative process of casting light on the essence and meaning of the story to understand the truths inherent. Royaume France is the phenomenological expression, the “emergence,” of a fairy tale we have never been told. Like a painting, Royaume France is the “appearance of the story appearing” as lived experience described in words. Through the phenomenology of lived experience, our being transforms as the Truth, Beauty, and Goodness of that emerging story-never-told in us. 

Lived experience

Royaume France is an account of lived experience in union with the French royal hearts of St. Joan of Arc and St. Thérèse of Lisieux. It was intuited and then modeled through the phenomena of the life of St. Joan of Arc, Thérèsian Carmelite spirituality, the golden legend of St. Mary Magdalene in France, and the philosophical lens of St. Edith Stein. Its aim is Faith, Hope, and Love “on earth as it is in Heaven” through the majesty of French Catholic spirituality and True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. 

Royaume France began with a phenomenology of devotion to St. Joan of Arc through the Jehannian hermeneutics of St. Thérèse of Lisieux. This developed into an expression of Truth, Beauty, and Goodness through the perfect symmetry of the “combined hearts” of these two saintly sisters. The resulting phenomenological possibilities formed a more expansive expression of the Kingdom of France in the City of God based on the golden legend of St. Mary Magdalene.

The publication of Royaume France is her proclamation of hope through the combined hearts of St. Joan of Arc and St. Thérèse of Lisieux. This model is for those seeking a journey of lived experience to mystical France in the center of the Immaculate Heart of Mary with these two saintly, celestial sisters. Royaume France also can serve as a template for a more general model of meaningful lived experience in the presence of God through the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Read more about St. Joan, St. Thérèse, and the influence of St. Edith Stein in the discovery of Royaume France through the combined hearts of our saintly sisters.