Metaphysics of the Divine Glance

Meaning as experience and living existence

St. Joan of Arc and St. Thérèse of Lisieux are to my own spirituality what wet is to water, or light is to the day.Walter Emerson The Divine Glance is both experiential and existential. We experience the existence of something, which we have defined previously as “meaning without understanding.” In this “something” is a seed… Continue reading Meaning as experience and living existence

The Dove and Rose

St. Thérèse and Martin Heidegger

St. Thérèse unknowingly mastered phenomenology, which is the reason her simple childlike way is so compelling. She approaches us from the standpoint of experience and interpretive hermeneutics rather than academic deduction. The dry path of knowledge through rigorous analysis of medieval metaphysics, while necessary, does not readily connect with our lived experience. It confirms us… Continue reading St. Thérèse and Martin Heidegger

The Dove and Rose

St. Thérèse – the greatest phenomenologist in the history of the Church

I would like to do a tribute to St. Thérèse of Lisieux on her birthday, January 2. I have been devoted to her for the past thirty-seven years. When I started attending classes for the Catholic Church, my epiphany confirming the truth of the Church's claims occurred on her Feast Day (new calendar), October 1,… Continue reading St. Thérèse – the greatest phenomenologist in the history of the Church

Journal of Inspirations

Repentance and devotion to St. Joan of Arc

I have written extensively on the subject of empathic devotion to St. Joan of Arc. Our Lord and Our Lady have transformed my life through this uniquely powerful relationship. The Holy Spirit has willed to provide the sanctifying grace I need in hierarchical fashion, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary and then through St. Joan.… Continue reading Repentance and devotion to St. Joan of Arc