As she who brought the apostolic spirit from the foot of the cross to the shores of Provence, St. Mary Magdalene is the Foundress of this model and of France in the City of God. Through her golden legend, St. Mary Magdalene’s life story unifies the supernatural phenomenological narratives revealed by Joan and Thérèse in our contemplative prayer. Mary Magdalene’s story creates the architecture of Our Lady’s Catholic and Royal France in our hearts in union with St. Joan and St. Thérèse in an expression of truth, beauty, and goodness. Through her profound closeness to Jesus and Mary, Mary Magdalene intercedes on our behalf to transfigure the confusion of possibilities in our hearts by a particular line of insight bearing the mark of “discovery” and repeatable demonstrative value. This “discovery of Holy Expression” with St. Mary Magdalene 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. Mary Magdalene’s intercession with Our Lord is the syntax, the artistry, and the architecture of mystical France in union with the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Together, Our Lady’s mystical France appears whole on the horizon as “that which is appearing” in the center of her heart 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 Mary Magdalene is the divinely appointed architect of this creative expression in purity and humility. St. Mary Magdalene is the embodiment of the holy expression of France structured in the City of God. The image of Mary Magdalene on the shores of Provence is the “gestalt” containing mystical France to which all 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 this gestalt of Mary Magdalene’s influence in the center of Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart.