The image above reflects my “unarticulable” vision which is nevertheless humbly articulated below.
My name is S.T. Martin. Welcome to “Ste. Jehanne et Ste. Thérèse,” the official blog for “Le Royaume.” I also invite you to visit my author’s website at The Dove and Rose (St. Joan and St. Thérèse). I appreciate you dropping by. Let me tell you a little about myself.
I am a Catholic lay person and reside in the greater Chicago metro area with my wife and teenage son. Professionally, I am a university level adjunct instructor in the field of business management working with a number of local career-based institutions for higher learning.
I received my Master’s degree in Public and Private Management from the Yale School of Management and my undergraduate degree in Economics from Princeton University. I also hold an M.B.A. teaching certification from Benedictine University.
In addition to my studies in both private and public sector management, I served as the Chairman of the Board for a Sheltered Workshop in my home state of Oklahoma. In that role I acted as the primary executive liaison between the workshop and the numerous for-profit businesses it served. I most recently served as the Chief Operating Officer for a regional outdoor furniture manufacturer and am the past President of The Sterno Group, the manufacturer for the world-wide recognized food service buffet chafing fuel brand. In that role, I was the leading strategic planning and implementation manager for all of Sterno’s global markets which included North America, Europe, The Middle East, the Asian Sub-Continent, and the Pacific Rim. Prior my experience at Sterno, I was an executive strategic consultant in the New York metro region for Booz Allen & Hamilton (Now Booz & Company) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
I developed this blog to share my Catholic faith and particularly my great devotion and love for Ste. Jehanne d’Arc and Ste. Thérèse de Lisieux. Notably, this great devotion to our saintly sisters is grounded in True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin according to St. Louis de Montfort. “To Jesus through Mary in the friendship and sisterly care of St. Joan and St. Thérèse!” That is what I like to say, anyway!
From these writings came a fully bloomed vision of a Kingdom in the Immaculate Heart of Mary. I came to call this Kingdom, “Le Royaume de France Mystique” (The Kingdom of Mystical France) and “Le Royaume Béni des Ste. Jehanne et Ste. Thérèse” (The Kingdom blessed of St. Joan and St. Thérèse). Over time I simply came to call it “Le Royaume” and developed The Kingdom’s website.
In addition, I am a self-published author with seven books which can be found in the sidebar of this blog, on the “Le Royaume” website, or on my on my author’s web page, The Dove and Rose (St. Joan and St. Thérèse).
The following is my Testament with my Vision and Mission:
I am certain that the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary is the sanctuary for the mystical Kingdom of God where she reigns as Queen of Heaven and earth, the Mother of God, our Mother, and the Mother of the Church and where Jesus Christ her Son reigns as King of Kings Who is united with us on earth through His visible hierarchical Church, the Sacraments, and substantively in His Eucharist.
I am certain that the temporal Kingdom of France is mystically united in a unique and special manner with the Kingdom of God through Mary’s Immaculate Heart in Heaven and through the saintly, glorified hearts of Ste. Jehanne d’Arc and Ste. Thérèse de l’Enfant Jésus.
I am certain that who I am in the mind of God is part of this mystical union between the Kingdom of God and the Kingdom of France.
I believe, subjectively speaking, that the combined spirituality of Ste. Jehanne d’Arc and Ste. Thérèse de l’Enfant Jésus is mystically the most beautiful color in all the heavens. I cannot be convinced otherwise.
I desire to live with them and all members of the mystical Kingdom of France, united with the entirety of the Kingdom of God, in the Immaculate Heart of Mary, for all of eternity.
I am certain that I must persevere to the end to fulfill my desires.
I trust unconditionally in the Divine Mercy of Jesus Christ and in the goodness of His unique intercessory priesthood in the Holy Spirit with the Father in Heaven, Who is Creator of all things both visible and invisible.
I am certain that Jesus Christ is Who He says He is. I believe the testimony of His apostles.
I testify that this is all true. “So it is and that is the truth.”
I see the eternal mystical Kingdom of God in the Immaculate Heart of Mary where Jesus Christ reigns as King of Kings and where the mystical Kingdom of France holds a unique sovereignty and plays a unique role in fulfilling the Will of God through the purity, humility, and holiness of the Immaculate Virgin Mary who holds this Kingdom of France dear to her heart and which Kingdom is imbued in the most beautiful color in the Heavens, the combined spirituality of Ste. Jehanne d’Arc and Ste. Thérèse de l’Enfant Jesus.
I serve others by passing on the inspiration to seek the Kingdom of God through the Immaculate Heart of Mary and through the combined spirituality of the glorified hearts of Ste. Jehanne d’Arc and Ste. Thérèse de l’Enfant Jésus.