St. Philomena – The Queen of France

The holy martyr St. Philomena is the revealed creative Holy Expression of this model and of France in the City of God.  Philomena unifies the model’s narratives revealed by Joan and Thérèse through a syntax of overlapping intersubjectivity in union with the Immaculate Heart of Mary. By bequeathing the Kingdom to her, Our Lady creates the architecture of France in union with her favored daughter Philomena who becomes the “appearance of she who appears” as the Kingdom herself in an expression of truth, beauty, and goodness. Through her profound closeness to Jesus and Mary, Philomena transfigures the confusion of possibilities in our model by a particular line of insight bearing the mark of “discovery” and repeatable demonstrative value. This “discovery of Holy Expression” in St. Philomena as the Queen of France under the universal Queenship of Mary is the gift of God the Father through the Holy Spirit in consubstantial union with Jesus Christ the Son.

St. Joan and St. Thérèse are the palette by which the Kingdom is imbued in the monochromatic hues and tones of their combined spirituality. St. Philomena is the syntax, the artist, and the architect in union with the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Together Royaume France appears whole on the horizon as “she who is appearing” in the center of the Immaculate Heart of Mary through the symphonic artistry of the Holy Spirit.

Thérèse is the inspirational hermeneutic. Her “Little Way” is, in her words, a “new” way, or what we might call her own “holy expression” of discovery. Thérèse led the way for us in following a line of meaning to transfigure the confusion of her own spiritual possibilities into a repeatable expression of demonstrative value for all of us. In a similar manner, she assists in our own mystical phenomenology through her sisterly care and celestial guidance. Joan is the astonishing initial “point of inquiry” into the expression in whom all possibilities of the model are contained, and Philomena is the divinely appointed architect of this creative expression in purity and humility. St. Philomena is the embodiment of the holy expression of France structured in the City of God. Philomena herself is the “gestalt” containing France to which all of our holy labors lead us. The purpose of the “divine glance” of St. Joan of Arc through the Jehannian hermeneutics of St. Thérèse is to reveal “true France” in the gestalt of Philomena in the center of Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart.

In this way, we have “discovered” Philomena again through the “discovery” of our expression. We might even say that our approach is the way to Philomena’s heart which is so intimately unified with the hearts of Jesus and Mary. St. Philomena’s canonization came about as the result of the Church’s own phenomenological interpretation of her miracles. This expression establishes Philomena in a noble queenship over France and over us as the French Catholic Diaspora as necessitated through the signs and miracles of St. John Vianney, the miraculous healing of the Venerable French lay woman Pauline Jaricot, and the exhortations of Pope St. Pius X.