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

Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc – Forevermore to Dream, in the words of St. Thérèse

I continue to peruse the library of YouTube videos I have created over the years. This one has over eight thousand views. It is a poem of St. Thérèse about Joan of Arc. Thérèse is quoted as saying that the knowledge of Joan was one of the greatest graces of her life. She wrote what… Continue reading Joan of Arc – Forevermore to Dream, in the words of St. Thérèse

Joan of Arc, The Dove and Rose

St. Joan of Arc’s Intellect

Previously, I wrote on the clear, deeply insightful structure of St. Thérèse's intellect. St. Joan of Arc, the other half of the dynamic celestial duo, requires her own commentary. As opposed to Thérèse who wrote memoirs and letters in her own hand, we have no account of Joan's thoughts as expressed through her own writing.… Continue reading St. Joan of Arc’s Intellect

Little Flowers and Fiery Towers

I have loved what you have loved

I have loved what you loved I have raised my eyes Been moved by your example Followed as you led Had faith because you did You cared about me You fought my battles for me And I miss you And honor you You shared your treasure With me Now I am filled with hope Now… Continue reading I have loved what you have loved

Little Flowers and Fiery Towers

The Desert of St. Thérèse

A quiet desert landscape fills my heart In solitude the stillness clears my view I long for nothing save our God out here The land of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux This place is real though being sight unseen An emptiness aglow with beauty quaint Out here desire for Jesus grows acute His resurrection shines so… Continue reading The Desert of St. Thérèse

Little Flowers and Fiery Towers

I reach to tightly hold their hands

Saint Joan of Arc and Saint Thérèse Are gifts from God through Mary's hands I did not know the great extent Nor just what Jesus really meant When first Our Lady He bestowed A love for her in me that flowed Until I could not hold inside The movements of this graceful tide To love… Continue reading I reach to tightly hold their hands

Journal of Inspirations

Royaume France

Royaume France, as a personal Marian, Magdalenian, Jehannian, Thérèsian devotion, confronts the ruling secular Hegelian zeitgeist at its roots. Our union of hearts through contemplation with St. Mary Magdalene at the foot of the Cross and on the shores of Provence, opens the gates of the eternal, unchanging heavens. We stand obtusely to the world,… Continue reading Royaume France