St. Philomena as Our Queen and Patroness

Royaume France is a model of lived experience. It is grounded in the Catholic faith and sacraments, True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, the combined spirituality of St. Joan of Arc and St. Thérèse of Lisieux, and the philosophical insights of St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross who is known in the world of philosophy as Edith Stein. This model can help anyone interested in making their journey to the Kingdom of God in the company of Mary and the rest of the saints. The specifics of one’s journey will differ, of course, but the road is the same. When we travel together, we each have our own experience of the journey, but the pathway is the same.

As demonstrated in the systematic flow of this model, we have a course to follow with the aid of the saints. Edith Stein refers to this as moving from potency to act; there is something unchanging flowing through the substrate of our life and with the grace of God we come to know it, to be it, and to recognize it as our own substance. This course to our true self is our spiritual journey. Royaume France is a model designed just for the purpose of helping us make this journey as Our Lord and Our Lady would desire.

In Royaume France we have a true family in the Heavenly Feast of the Tabernacles. We have a Heavenly Queen in hierarchical order below the universal Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Through categorical intuition, phenomenological hermeneutics, and prayer that family, that lineage, and our familial Queen came forth from the substrate of objective truth running through my life. Our Lord taught us to pray that the Father’s Kingdom would come, His will would be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. That will and Kingdom actualized through the spirituality of Royaume France is of a Kingdom bequeathed to St. Philomena, truly the favored daughter of Jesus and Mary. It is to St. Philomena that we, on our behalf as mere and miserable sinners, bequeath all that we have through Royaume France.

We suffer with her by her agreeableness, charity, and God’s grace. We are privileged to suffer in union with her and through her with Our Lady and Our Lord.

• Her arrows are the bitter words, the silence, and the scorn I receive.

• Her anchor is the hopelessness of my situation I often feel in human terms.

• Her scourge is in each temptation I encounter.

Our aim is to reject the world for Christ as St. Philomena did. We are her slaves as our way of fulfilling our slavery to Mary. Christ is giving St. Philomena many kingdoms. It is our great grace to be task with building her this kingdom by the divine will and through the immaculate heart of Mary.