RoyaumeFrance’s Vision and Mission in light of the Causes of Grace
RoyaumeFrance’s Vision is the Blessed Virgin Mary’s Kingdom of Catholic France on earth as it is in Heaven, bathed in the mystically beautiful light of the combined spirituality of Sts. Joan of Arc and Thérèse of Lisieux. This Kingdom is not limited to the earthly boundaries of France but is a spiritual, worldwide society of sanctified souls living out their repentant, dogmatic confession of Catholic faith through total consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and in evangelical devotion to Traditional French Catholicism.
RoyaumeFrance’s mission is to inspire a spiritual, worldwide Catholic Kingdom of souls who seek, grow, and persevere in sanctifying grace using a complementary threefold approach: 1) Seek the Kingdom through a repentant, dogmatic confession of Catholic faith grounded in the Sacraments, habitual Eucharistic adoration, and Total Consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary, ; 2) Love the Kingdom through the friendship and sisterly care of the co-patronesses of France, St. Joan of Arc and St. Thérèse of Lisieux; 3) Defend the Kingdom through the beautiful, ennobling counterrevolutionary pedagogy of Traditional French Catholicism.
In order to present the Vision and Mission of RoyaumeFrance in as clear a light as possible, we demonstrate here where we place her (as designated by parentheticals) in subjugation to the general hierarchy of Causes of Grace as outlined in Dr. Ludwig Otts’ Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma, Section on The Doctrine of Grace, Part 1: 2.3. In other words, we place our devotion in complete subjugation to the dogmas of the Catholic Faith; our devotion is merely a subjective extension of the objective dogmas.
Furthermore, it is stated in the writings on Le Royaume that:
“RoyaumeFrance 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 purpose of communicating RoyaumeFrance in the light of the hierarchy of Causes is to demonstrate the above point such that we understand her contribution in general to the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church, the Body and Bride of Christ, and further to demonstrate that RoyaumeFrance does not see herself as normative for the Church at large. RoyaumeFrance does not aim to create something novel; she seeks only to inspire others to be open to the possibility of actual, assisting graces from God which excite the soul to salutary works and prepare the soul for, preserve it in, and increase in it habitual, sanctifying grace.
The Principle Efficient Cause is the grace of God Who is the most Holy Trinity as revealed to us through Scripture, Tradition, and the Magisterial teachings of the Holy Catholic Church.
The Principle Efficient Instrumental Cause is Christ’s humanity and the sacraments of the Church He founded and alone through which He established our means of salvation.
The Secondary Efficient Instrumental Cause (RoyaumeFrance), stemming from Christ’s humanity as the God-man, is the divine motherhood of Mary, ever Virgin, Immaculate in Conception, Queen of Heaven, and the Mediatrix of all Grace.
The Third Efficient Instrumental Cause (RoyaumeFrance) is devotion to, and the intercession of, Saints Jehanne d’Arc and Thérèse de Lisieux as the secondary Co-Patronesses of France.
The Fourth Efficient Instrumental Cause (RoyaumeFrance) is the mystical relationship between the temporal Kingdom of France and the Immaculate Heart of Mary as witnessed by King Louis XIII and Queen Anne’s consecration of France to the Virgin Mary in 1638, as well as France’s role as the Eldest Daughter of the Church beginning with King Clovis’ baptism at Rheims in 496 AD, extending through the Carolingian dynasty of Charlemagne, and through the Capetian dynasty of Hugh Capet, the latter now manifested in the House of Bourbon.
The Meritorious Cause is the God-man Jesus Christ through the Redemption.
The Principle Final Cause is the glory of God.
The Secondary Final Cause is the eternal salvation of man.
The Third Final Cause (RoyaumeFrance) is the The Reign of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in the hearts of all men.
The Fourth Final Cause (RoyaumeFrance) is an increase of devotion in hearts so inclined to Saints Jehanne d’Arc and Thérèse de Lisieux.
The Fifth Final Cause (RoyaumeFrance), using the ancient and mystical Kingdom of France as a type, is devotion to the Social Kingship of Christ in the collective hearts of men as they look to form peaceful earthly societies, worthy governing bodies, and just laws that would be in harmony with the will of God as expressed through His Holy Roman Catholic Church and the Natural Law.
Thus, as seen above, RoyaumeFrance sees herself only in the context of the graces God bestows on us through His only means of salvation: The Holy Catholic Church. RoyaumeFrance sees herself completely subordinated to the Church as a personal devotion, and only as a third, fourth, or fifth cause down the Dogmatic hierarchy of the Church’s teachings on grace. She is completely obedient to the Church and that Dogma.