Over the years, I have taken great care to integrate RoyaumeFrance’s symbolism with the text. My hope is that through the use of multiple modes of communication: written, video/audio, and visual, RoyaumeFrance is a source of inspiration for all souls of goodwill and in particular for those who might feel somewhere in the depths of their soul a call to the Blessed Virgin Mary’s Mystical Kingdom of Catholic France. For the latter this site aims further to lead them into deeper reflection as to the possibility that they are part of the worldwide French Catholic Diaspora. I hope to explain here the symbolism behind what you see.
The first thing which must be understood in this endeavor is that RoyaumeFrance began as a tiny mustard seed, born from the heart of Ste. Thérèse de Lisieux, my own spiritual sister and “little mother,” who ignited my soul in flames of devotion for Ste. Jehanne d’Arc though her poems and plays about Jehanne. It was this combination of Thérèse and Jehanne that inspired me to write,
“St. Joan and St. Thérèse, together they are the most beautiful colors in the Heavens!”
and later the tag line,
“To Jesus through Mary in the friendship and sisterly care of Sts. Joan and Thérèse!”
This is why in the key promotional representations, such as the blog header,
we see Ste. Thérèse dressed as Jehanne d’Arc. Of course, Thérèse dressed as Jehanne is endearing to virtually all; however, these images play a very significant role in the symbolism of RoyaumeFrance. RoyaumeFrance is inspired by the combined spirituality of Thérèse and Jehanne. What better manner to demonstrate “together they are the most beautiful colors in the Heavens!”
Notice the royal coat of arms in the middle of the blog header. That is the coat of arms for King Louis XIII who, with his wife Queen Anne, consecrated and gave the Kingdom of France to the Virgin Mary in 1638.
One also notes that the images carry a rather heavenly, mystical air about them. Again, this is purposefully portrayed to inspire the reader in the light of bringing Our Father’s Kingdom “on earth as it is in Heaven” in part by bringing Mary’s Mystical Kingdom of Catholic France “on earth as it is in Heaven.”
Finally, you see most all of the images and the entire space generally as colored in a brownish sepia. This reflects back to Ste. Thérèse and her Carmelite vocation. RoyaumeFrance is primarily a contemplative, spiritual journey.
Yet, our contemplation inflames us with a love that cannot be contained inside of us. God’s love is a living flame that arcs out into the world. The more that flame increases in intensity, the more we desire to share this with the world and in a way that helps to shape the world. We cannot help but to be active and engaged in shaping world affairs.
In sum we are both contemplative and active:
And all for Our Lady’s Mystical Kingdom of Catholic France:
With the following intentions:
- Adoration of the Precious Blood and Holy Face of Jesus
- Reparation for the blasphemies against the Holy Name of Jesus
- Reparation for indifference to Sundays and other Holy Days
- For holy priests in our own countries and in France
- Through adoration and reparations, the renaissance of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s Kingdom of Catholic France
- The restoration of the Kingdom of Catholic France in her vocation as the Eldest Daughter of the Church
- With the Kingdom of Catholic France as our Eldest Daughter and Mother, the public recognition of the Social Kingship of Christ over all nations
All in total consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary and under the patronage of St. Joan of Arc and St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus and of the Holy Face.