The story behind Le Royaume (Ste. Jeanne et Ste. Thérèse) – what you will find in the book

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Le Royaume 3 for FB with siteHave you ever had an intimate encounter with God? Did this encounter advance from a single inspiration to years of conversation? Did the conversation develop the way a skyscraper grows one building block at a time to a towering, formidable testament in the heavens? Did the ideas involved form, inductively, a construct that was beyond anything you had ever contemplated? Did you write down the substance of this encounter such that you were able to step back from time to time and see what it is that God was telling you? If so, then you will understand the nature of my book Le Royaume.

The encounter I am referencing here is a particular one. I could go back to the time of my conversion on October 1, 1984, the Feast Day of Ste. Thérèse on the new calendar. That life story of conversion, healing, and restoration is covered in my first three books, Journey to Christendom, Seek First the Kingdom, and The Dove and Rose. These all can be found on my publications page at Le Royaume, as well as on my author’s website, The Dove and Rose. However, I refer here to a particular encounter that occurred in October of 2008 while sitting before the Blessed Sacrament being held in the Icon of Our Lady of the Sign, Ark of Mercy at the Church of St. Stanislaus Kostka in Chicago.

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I sat quietly contemplating. A mental image passed through my mind. I was walking in a field with the Blessed Virgin Mary. She said to me, “If you have something you feel you need to say, you should probably think about saying it.” I sat and thought for a bit. “Yes. I believe I do have something I would like to say now,” I mentally replied. That image and that conversation were the seeds of what would become Le Royaume. I should say they were the foundational building blocks. Of course, I did not know it at the time. Each time I completed a “block,” I would think that it was a stand alone structure. Over time I began to see how each block was carefully constructed to fit with the others. Eventually, I saw the edifice, at least as much as one can see here on earth. Like most tall edifices, it was covered at a point by the heavens.

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The efficient agent of change was Ste. Thérèse de lEnfant Jésus. I created a video for YouTube that included Thérèse’s poem “To Joan of Arc.” I had a profound and irreversible spiritual experience with that poem. Thérèse’s interpretation of the life of Ste. Jeanne d’Arc left me spiritually overwhelmed. That spark of Thérèse’s wisdom ignited a fire of love and devotion in me for Ste. Jeanne, a love and devotion that only has grown over the years.

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 When you are drawn in devotion to someone, you eventually desire to think the way they think, to take on their worldview. Over the course of roughly two years, that is precisely what happened to me. My previous mental images about the Church, society, and politics began to fade and were replaced with new ones, mental images that I can in no way attribute to Ste. Jeanne d’Arc personally but can attribute to her influence. In other words, I do not speak for the saints. I only speak for my own thoughts and views. I like to say that Ste. Jeanne is a good teacher, but I am poor student. Do not blame her if my grades are poor.

Even more than with Ste. Jeanne’s singular influence, I could see that it was really the combined spirituality of Ste. Thérèse and Ste. Jeanne that so moved me. I called this combined spirituality “the most beautiful color in the heavens.” It is in the light of this holy, combined spirituality that Le Royaume came to be.

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The first major “block” has to with the necessity of the Catholic Church for salvation. This section is titled “Vérité,” or, “Truth.” It is subtitled “Seek the Kingdom.” A foundation built on sand will not survive. Our foundation must be built on Truth. Importantly, this section deals specifically with the Catholic doctrine of Justification, or Sanctification. We must understand how we are truly sanctified if ever hope to seek and enter Le Royaume, which is a mystical metaphor for the Kingdom of Heaven. The second part of “Vérité – Seek the Kingdom” discusses how Ste. Jeanne and Ste. Thérèse taught me the importance of True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and Eucharistic adoration in ensuring that we have a firm foundation in our Catholic faith.

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The second major “block” deals with “Beauté,” or Beauty. It is subtitled “Love the Kingdom.” This section reflects on that holy, beautiful combined spirituality of Ste. Jeanne and Ste. Thérèse and the impact “the most beautiful color in the heavens” has had on me. Here, I describe how these two sisterly celestial companions influenced the way I see the world and my understanding of Love, that is, true Love in God Who is Love.

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The third major “block” introduces “Bonté,” or Goodness. It is subtitled “Defend the Kingdom.” Here we see the dramatic influence Ste. Jeanne d’Arc had on me in reformulating my understanding of “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.” Ste. Jeanne’s devotion to the royal Kingdom of Catholic France became for me, not a mere matter of historical interest, but a matter of modern relevance. I felt Ste. Jeanne teaching me not simply about what her times were like but about the model I need for my own times. The Counterrevolutionary and Royal Army of America was born.

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The book concludes with my favorite prayers to Ste. Jeanne and Ste. Thérèse as well as to two other key figures in Le Royaume, St. Philomena and St. Mary Magdalene.

Finally, the epilogue discusses the possibility of forming Le Royaume communities and just what those might look like.

I hope you are inspired by Le Royaume. No matter what your destiny with God is resulting from your own encounter, I hope that Le Royaume inspires you, inspires you to either join Ste. Jeanne and Ste. Thérèse yourself or to seek the substance of God’s Kingdom that you know is part of you.

God bless you and may the Virgin Mary with Ste. Jeanne and Ste. Thérèse pray for you always!

StM

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Le Royaume’s Mission Statement: What is it and what does it mean?

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Le Royaume 3 for FB with siteLet us now look at Le Royaume’s Mission Statement and break it down in order to understand the substance of its meaning:

“Le Royaume’s mission is to inspire souls through Truth, Beauty, and Goodness to seek the application of the subjective fruits of Christ’s redemption by a repentant, dogmatic confession of Catholic faith and to develop a spiritual Vision that will open their hearts to efficacious actual graces that will aid them in growing and persevering in that sanctifying grace and in developing a Catholic worldview in social, cultural, and political affairs.

Le Royaume primarily fulfills her mission by inspiring souls to engage in a contemplative Eucharistic journey in total consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary and through the holy, beautiful combined spirituality of St. Joan of Arc and St. Thérèse of Lisieux. Through the influence of the primary means, Le Royaume fulfills her mission secondarily by evangelically advocating God’s love through the beautiful spiritual pedagogy of Traditional French Catholicism and devotion to the Renaissance of Catholic France.”

“To Jesus through Mary in the friendship and sisterly care of Sts. Joan and Thérèse!”

Dove and Rose FB Banner December 2013One will note from the Vision and Mission page of JoanandTherese.com that the mission, indeed all missions, are composed of two key components: a purpose statement and a statement of methodology. The purpose statement is derived from the initial Problem Statement. Together, the Purpose and Method statements tell us what we aim to accomplish and just how we aim to accomplish it. This is the process involved in developing any effective mission statement. A problem leads us to a purpose. Our purpose then is combined with our method in order to articulate clearly our mission. We strive to solve x problem by employing y and z methods. For example, an organization might strive to feed the hungry (purpose) by forming soup kitchens (method). 

The Mission Statement for Le Royaume follows this process. The problem, in short, is that too many people are unaware of the need to repent from their sins and make a dogmatic confession of Catholic faith in order to receive sanctifying grace, gain eternal happiness, and be saved from eternal damnation. Those who have repented and made such a dogmatic confession of Catholic faith tend to grow weak in their perseverance in that sanctifying grace due to the negative influences of the world. Thus, there is a great need to help people prepare for, grow in, and persevere in sanctifying grace in order that they might find eternal happiness, which cannot be achieved outside of union with God, and be saved from eternal damnation. It is a dogma of the Catholic Church that one must repent of sin and make a dogmatic confession of Catholic faith in order to be saved:

In The Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma, by Ludwig Ott, pages 252-253, the Chapter on The Doctrine of God the Sanctifier, section 18: The Preparation for Justification, part 2 on Faith and Justification, it states:

“The justification of an adult is not possible without Faith. (De fide.)… As far as the content of justifying Faith is concerned, the so-called fiducial faith does not suffice. What is demanded is theological or dogmatic faith (confessional faith) which consists in the firm acceptance of the Divine truths of Revelation, on the authority of God Revealing…. According to the testimony of Holy Writ, faith and indeed dogmatic faith, is the indispensable prerequisite for the achieving of eternal salvation.” 

Indeed, one cannot be saved outside of the dogmatic faith proclaimed through the Catholic Church:

Again, The Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma, by Ludwig Ott, pages 312-313, the chapter on The Doctrine of God the Sanctifier, section 20:

“Membership of the Church is necessary for all men for salvation. (De fide.)… It is the unanimous conviction of the Fathers that salvation cannot be achieved outside the Church. This principle was extended not only to pagans but to heretics and schismatics as well. St. Irenaeus teaches that: ‘in the efficacy of the spirit all those have no part, who do not hasten to the Church; rather they, by their teaching and their evil deeds, rob themselves of life. For where the Church is there is also the spirit of God, and where the Spirit of God is, there is the Church and all grace’ (Adv. haer. III 24,1)”

And what constitutes membership in the Church?

Ibid Ott, page 309,

“The members of the Church are those who have validly received the Sacrament of Baptism and who are not separated from the unity of the confession of the Faith, and from the unity of the law communion of the Church. (Sent. certa.)… According to this declaration three conditions are to be demanded for membership of the Church: a) The valid reception of the Sacrament of Baptism. b) The profession of the true Faith. c) Participation in the Communion of the Church. By the fulfillment of these three conditions one subjects oneself to the threefold office of the Church, the sacerdotal office (Baptism), the teaching office (Confession of Faith), and the pastoral office (obedience to the Church authority).”

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Thus, one may now see why Le Royaume states the problem and our purpose in mitigating that problem as being that too many people do not understand the need for repentance and making a dogmatic confession of Catholic faith in order to receive sanctifying grace, true happiness which only can be found in the God of Catholic Revelation, and their eternal salvation. Le Royaume’s purpose is manifest in the opening lines of the Mission Statement:

“Le Royaume’s mission is to inspire souls through Truth, Beauty, and Goodness to seek the application of the subjective fruits of Christ’s redemption by a repentant, dogmatic confession of Catholic faith…”

And what of this terminology, “the application of the subjective fruits of Christ’s redemption”? We mean here nothing less than our justification through our acceptance of the merits of Jesus Christ’s incarnation, life, passion, death, and resurrection:

Ibid Ott, The Doctrine of Grace, part 1 The Subjective Redemption in General, page 219,

“The God–Man Jesus Christ, by His vicarious atonement and His merit in the Redemption, achieved the reconciliation of humanity with God in principle and objectively. The Objective Redemption must be accepted by each man so that thereby he may bring to fruition in himself the subjective Redemption. The act of the application of the fruits of the Redemption to the individual man is called Justification, or Sanctification. The fruit of the Redemption itself is called grace.”

Our goal is to inspire others to seek this application of the subjective fruits of Christ’s redemption with a repentant, dogmatic confession of Catholic faith through Truth (Vérité), Beauty (Beauté), and Goodness (Bonté). By appealing to Truth, Beauty, and Goodness, we also hope to inspire in others the next part of our mission statement:

“…and to develop a spiritual Vision that will open their hearts to efficacious actual graces that will aid them in growing and persevering in that sanctifying grace and in developing a Catholic worldview in social, cultural, and political affairs.”

We aim not only to inspire others to accept the subjective fruits of Christ’s redemption, but we also aim to inspire them with a dogmatic Catholic vision that will help them to grow and persevere in that sanctifying grace. We grow and persevere in sanctifying grace through efficacious actual graces (Ott – The Doctrine of Grace, section 3, The Classifications of Grace, pages 220-222). These graces are the subjective fruits of Christ’s Objective Redemption and are the result of our repentant, dogmatic confession of Catholic faith. As our Lord warned, we must persevere to the end in doing the Father’s will in order to be saved (Mt 7:21, Mt 24:13, Mt 5:13, also see St. Paul’s writings, I Cor 10:1-12, I Cor 9:27). Therefore we stress seeking, growing in, and persevering in sanctifying grace. We appeal to Truth (Vérité), Beauty (Beauté), and Goodness (Bonté) to inspire these outcomes in others.

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The above represents our purpose and the first part of our mission. But by what methods do we hope to achieve this?

Here we offer three: 1) Seek the Kingdom through Eucharistic adoration in total consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary; 2) Love the Kingdom through devotion to the holy, beautiful combined spirituality of the co-patronesses of France, Ste. Jeanne d’Arc and Ste. Thérèse de Lisieux; and 3) Defend the Kingdom by advocating God’s love through the beautiful pedagogy of Traditional French Catholicism and the Renaissance of Catholic France. They are presented as a two-tiered methodology:

“…Le Royaume primarily fulfills her mission by inspiring souls to engage in a contemplative Eucharistic journey in total consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary and through the holy, beautiful combined spirituality of St. Joan of Arc and St. Thérèse of Lisieux. Through the influence of the primary means, Le Royaume fulfills her mission secondarily by evangelically advocating God’s love through the beautiful spiritual pedagogy of Traditional French Catholicism and devotion to the Renaissance of Catholic France.”

CRAA website New January 2014 FinalThus, in its complete form as introduced at the beginning of this essay, our mission is to inspire others to seek all that we have considered above.

May the Blessed Virgin Mary, with Ste. Jehanne d’Arc and Ste. Thérèse de l’Enfant Jésus pray for us and aid us at all times in our mission.

StM

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Next steps for the Counterrevolutionary and Royal Army of America

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With over 800 “likes” on the Counterrevolutionary and Royal Army of America’s Facebook page, I would like to express my enthusiastic appreciation. I launched this concept several years ago to see what kind of response I would get. Building support has been slow going, indeed. In addition to expressing my appreciation, I feel it necessary to discuss next steps and, in doing so, to clarify further just what is the “Counterrevolutionary and Royal Army of America.”

The CRAA is primarily a spiritual, contemplative program associated with my over-arching initiative, Le Royaume. Looking through the Mission page of Le Royaume, one will note that the CRAA is third in the “Seek the Kingdom, Love the Kingdom, Defend the Kingdom” program description. After “Seeking first the Kingdom” through True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin in Eucharistic adoration, we then “love the Kingdom” through devotion to Ste. Jehanne d’Arc and Ste. Thérèse de Lisieux. The CRAA, then, is all about “defending the Kingdom” which is foremost in our hearts as Christ explained that His Kingdom is not of this world. Therefore, defending the Kingdom can mean nothing less than preserving sanctifying grace in our souls through God’s grace. The CRAA Mission statement intends this precisely and reads as follows:

“The mission of the Counterrevolutionary and Royal Army of America is to aid souls in persevering in sanctifying grace by inspiring in them, using the Traditional French Catholic experience as a guide, a contemplative counterrevolutionary Catholic worldview which will consequentially influence through them the restoration of Christendom in social, cultural, and political affairs. 


The CRAA seeks peaceful change in the temporal realm through the free acts of converted people living a life of sanctifying grace.”

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We must defend our souls from all impurity and every threat to grace. From a position of sanctifying grace, we go forth to conquer the world through the living flame of Love in the Holy Spirit. We should seek the conversion of the world, and through that conversion, peacefully seek to change the evil social, economic, and cultural structures of the world. We seek “peaceful change through the free acts of converted people.”  In the end, we see the Catholic Monarchy as a natural outcome, not a forced one, and the most optimal form of government to protect and build a sanctified society.

The order is important here: we seek our own sanctification and through that the conversion of others. The Monarchy, then, is the natural outcome of the free acts of converted people living a life of sanctifying grace. In other words, the CRAA is not primarily a temporal, reactionary, political organization. It is a deeply spiritual organization whose primary work is that of sanctification and evangelizing for the Church. It is an important leg supporting the “Seek the Kingdom, Love the Kingdom, Defend the Kingdom” foundation for sanctification of individuals and society at large. The Counterrevolutionary is primarily a slave to the Blessed Virgin Mary and consecrated to the mission of Ste. Jehanne and Ste. Thérèse to save souls. The salvation of souls is the primary mission of the Church and is therefore ours. We are Counterrevolutionaries because we seek, love, and defend our Kingdom, not because we are against someone else’s. Le Royaume’s three programs work together on the individual and through the individual on the world at large.

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The points above are very important for anyone interested in my work. I do not seek followers, only interested fellow travelers. I am not a political activist. I am a contemplative in the world, seeking to change the world through the Immaculate Heart of Mary and in joyful friendship with Ste. Jehanne and Ste. Thérèse. I seek to live daily the Our Father by praying for, and working for, the Kingdom “on earth as it is in Heaven.”

With that in mind I offer the following points for consideration:

  • The CRAA, as described on the CRAA website, is devoted to the restoration of the Légitimiste French Monarchy and the Renaissance of Catholic France. The CRAA even proposes that an American Monarch be tied by blood to the Capetian dynasty through a cadet branch. This is a spiritual proposition. The CRAA sees a mystical relationship between France and the Blessed Virgin Mary with Jesus Christ as King of France. This mystical relationship is revealed through the mission of Ste. Jehanne d’Arc and is demonstrated historically through France’s development as the Eldest Daughter of the Church. It is grounded in the apostolic age through the mission of St. Mary Magdalene to the shores of southern France after the outbreak of persecution in Jerusalem. France essentially is Ste. Jehanne d’Arc and ultimately the heritage of St. Mary Magdalene. Le Royaume, being devoted to Catholic France, draws on that spiritual heritage.
  • As others may have Monarchical views not so narrowly defined as those above, they may simply seek to partner with the CRAA on a federated basis. For those who seek more political activism and who have different cultural devotions, such as to the Holy Roman Empire, the German Monarchy, the Spanish Monarchy…etc. we might seek an umbrella federation to tie us together while leaving each free to pursue the work of evangelization according to our cultural and spiritual proclivity. 
  • Beyond the spiritual and theoretical work, the CRAA seeks to bring about the realization of a Catholic Monarchy in the United States through evangelization, information-sharing, and Monarchical apologetics. We seek to persistently present to the world a Monarchical option. We offer. We teach. We answer questions. We do not force. In this way the CRAA is ready to support peaceful activism in the temporal realm.
  • One of the greatest needs to be addressed by a federation of Monarchical groups is that of intellectual capital. If we are to offer, teach, and answer questions, we need a centralized data-base of resource materials and even those who might take on the job of developing apologetics regarding the Monarchy.
  • In summary, I see three categories of “needs” for which our federation requires “laborers in the fields”:
    1. Contemplatives to develop the spiritual works of the Catholic Monarchy.
    2. Activists who are capable at organizing, fund-raising, and Public Relations.
    3. Apologists who will develop material for the federation to leverage in responding to objections.

I see our next steps as developing the three competencies above in addition to forming the federation which will bind us in goodwill toward our work of evangelizing the world where the free acts of converted people will restore the Monarchies of Christendom and establish a Catholic Monarchy for the United States.

May the Virgin Mary with Ste. Jehanne and Ste. Thérèse pray for our success and journey with us as ever faithful advocates and patrons!

Vive le Royaume de Jésus Christ! Vive le Royaume de France Catholique! Vive le Royaume d’Amérique Catholic!

StM 

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A little inspiration: Let us contemplate what Our Lord is promising us – Joshua 1:1-9

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The following is a beautiful inspiration from Sacred Scripture. This is an excellent meditation for those who love Le Royaume and who “seek first the Kingdom of God” while in this exile on earth. Let us contemplate what Our Lord is promising us. Let it give us courage and strength as we make our way on our pilgrimage:

“After the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, the Lord said to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ minister, ‘Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, you and all this people, into the land which I am giving to them, to the sons of Israel. Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given to you, as I promised to Moses. From the wilderness and this Lebanon as far as the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites to the Great Sea toward the going down of the sun shall be your territory. No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will not fail you or forsake you. Be strong and of good courage; for you shall cause this people to inherit the land which I swore to their fathers to give them. Only be strong and very courageous, being careful to do according to all the law which Moses my servant commanded you; turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may have good success wherever you go. This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall have good success. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; be not frightened, neither be dismayed; for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.’ ” (Joshua 1:1-9)

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The Prayers of the Chaplet of St. Joan of Arc

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Prayer on the Crucifix:

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O God, come to my assistance.

O Lord, make haste to help me.

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O Christ Jesus, I acknowledge You to be King of the Universe. All that has been created has been made for You. Exercise upon me all Your sovereign rights. I hereby renew my baptismal promises, renouncing Satan and all his works and pomps, and I engage myself to live a truly Christian life. I promise to do all in my power to procure the triumph of the rights of God and Your Church. Divine Heart of Jesus, I offer You my poor actions to obtain that all hearts may acknowledge Your sacred Royalty and Kingly Power, and that thus the reign of Your peace may be firmly established throughout the universe. Amen.

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St. Michael, mighty Standard Bearer of the Blessed Trinity and First Champion of the Kingship of Christ, pray for us.

On the First Single Bead:

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Through the victory of the sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary may the reign of the Heart of Jesus come.

On the Second Single Bead:

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On the Center Medal:

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St. Joan of Arc, Apostle of the Kingship of Christ, pray for us.

(300 days indulgence)

On the Three Groups of 5 Beads:

5 Hail Marys in honor of St. Joan’s heroic practice of Faith, Hope, and Charity.

On the Two Single Beads:

St. Joan, drawing all your strength from union with Our Lord in the Eucharist, obtain for us your burning love for Him in the Blessed Sacrament.

Last Prayer on the Center Medal:

O Lord, King of Heaven and of earth, may it please You this day to direct and sanctify, to rule and govern our hearts and our bodies, our thoughts, our words and our deeds according to Your commandments. Thus we shall be able to attain salvation and deliverance, in time and eternity, by Your help. O Savior of the world, who live and reign forever. Amen.

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Take the poll! Do you think I’m nuts? On bad reviews and why I want you to keep reading…

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I do not sell many books. Yes, I sell a handful each month, but I certainly do not make a living from it. My books are there to support my evangelical work, not the other way around. However, in order to make my books assessable, I must place them in the public domain, in particular on Amazon and Amazon Kindle. I also use Smashwords; however, I do not find that to be as productive as Amazon.

In addition, I actively promote my work via social media, and I actively seek to engage the world with my work. As we all know, we live in a very diverse and pluralistic world. When you write the kind of material that I do, you are bound, in this very diverse and pluralistic world, to run into people who so completely disagree with you that it seems there is little to no common ground. This is very unfortunate; however, it does happen.

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Given that I do not sell a large quantity of books, it stands to reason that I also do not get many reviews for my books. I only have four reviews as of this writing. One is a delightful five-star rating for my book Fleur-Darc, which is a compilation of my first four books.

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Another review is a three-star rating for my book The Dove and Rose. The reviewer contacted me and spoke very highly of the book. In fact, he pointed out that as the result of reading my book, he ended up consecrating himself to the Blessed Virgin Mary. He is a professional writer, and I can only imagine that the three stars vs five had to do with my writing style. In that sense, the three star rating is probably gratuitous!

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In addition to these, however, I do have a couple of not so delightful reviews. These reviews generally come out of reading my material on the Catholic monarchy. Unfortunately, there are those who seem quite provoked by my thesis around the Catholic monarchy. I certainly can understand this. In the modern age, promoting a Catholic monarchy can render you a fool or simply insane (which is basically what these reviews say) in the eyes of others. That is fine, as I leave these reviews for everyone to read, and I respect the reviewer’s opinion. Some of the comments may be intended for a broader assault than on the Catholic monarchy alone; however, it certainly seems that this combination of Catholic spirituality and politics is provocative to some. In particular, these not so delightful reviews come out of my book Le Royaume:

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And my booklet (which is a small subset of Le Royaume above) The Counterrevolutionary and Royal Army of America (update August 11, 2014 – I now have a five star review on the CRAA booklet – thank you!):

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However, I want to encourage people who might be interested in what I have to say about French Catholicism, the Renaissance of Catholic France, and the Catholic monarchy to please not be overly influenced by these reviews. Though I do not know those who condemn my writings, I suspect that they are of a revolutionary mind. We know that what I write is specifically oriented to bring about the counterrevolution. It should not be surprising then that revolutionaries would be provoked. I do not aim to sin against another man by purposely provoking him to anger. However, I do aim to provoke new paradigms and new ways of thinking out of charity for my fellow man. As such, I am bound to get some very negative reactions.

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My defense in all of this is quite simple. What I am promoting is sound Catholic doctrine. For the most part, I am merely synthesizing ideas that millions held for centuries before the advent of contemporary Modernist thought. Therefore, if someone has difficulty with my ideas, they have difficulty with Catholic doctrine and with ideas that built the entirety of Western civilization. If it can be shown that anything I write is opposed to sound Catholic doctrine, then I will agree that I am crazy to hold those views. I would then correct the writings or delete them. However, if my writings are not opposed to Catholic doctrine, then I stand on what I write and suggest that those who might think I am crazy for my religious/political views simply do not understand the paradigm from which Catholic doctrine is derived, nor do they understand the paradigms upon which Western civilization was built.

So, with all of that in mind, I would like to invite you to take this simple poll. I am sincerely interested in what my readers think. I invite you to read through my websites beginning with my flagship site, JoanandTherese.com and take the poll to let me know your thoughts.

For your convenience, here are my three sites I founded in addition to this blog:

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DoveandRose.com

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I would be pleased to hear from you whether you are very inspired by what I do or think I’m nuts.

Take the poll here!

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Thank you for your consideration!

In addition please review this wonderful letter I received from one of our Naval officers.

God bless you and may the Blessed Virgin Mary with Ste. Jehanne d’Arc and Ste. Thérèse de Lisieux pray for you always!

StM

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