From the beginning the early church virgin martyr St. Philomena assisted in the development of the Royaume France phenomenological model. As a Grecian royal princess brought to popularity in France by the holy Pauline Jaricot and St. John Vianney, her presence in this work always felt natural, as if she herself were intimately involved with the combined hearts of St. Joan and St. Thérèse. As the following pages in this menu will reveal, she was so involved and in a more profound manner than I had anticipated. St. Philomena is the syntax of the model, harmonizing the order and flow of meaning leading us to the kingdom we seek. In short, she is the queen of Royaume France. After over a decade of prayerful consideration, I realized that it is through her heart the form of France is represented in the center of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Numerous visits to her shrine confirmed my intuition.
The following pages in this menu group will explain St. Philomena’s royal, privileged role in the phenomenology of Royaume France.