It was St. Thérèse who introduced me to St. Joan of Arc. I have no doubt that these two glorious saints are very good friends in heaven. They truly have a spiritual kinship.
St. Thérèse introduced me to St. Joan through her poetry and plays. In doing so, both Thérèse and Joan taught me the essence of the Catholic faith, that essence being redemptive suffering in Christ that saves souls through Mary’s Immaculate Heart and which leads to glorious resurrection. Through that poetry and that essence of the faith, I saw “the color,” the one that is “the most beautiful color in the heavens.” That most beautiful color is Saints Joan and Thérèse in their combined spirituality.
Together, these “saintly sisters” taught me the most important lesson on my journey through the great castle walls of Catholicism and onward through the Kingdom she possesses. They taught me that by ordering myself according to the Divine Order which is proclaimed by Christ through His Church and in her Scriptures, Traditions, and Magisterial authority in union with the Pope, the “Trail of the Dogmatic Creed” becomes more clearly manifested as the joyful path to the Kingdom of God.
The world is filled with spiritual, mental, and emotional confusion. We often hear about “just being born this or that way” or “just accepting myself the way I am.” Though there are many important issues being addressed with such statements, they usually aim at a single demand that God order Himself to “the way we are” as opposed to us working through His grace to order ourselves according to the Divine laws of nature. Thus, we see a world that continues to fragment and suffer division.
We are all “born the way we are.” We are all born with different talents and liabilities. All of us have challenges and obstacles standing between us and the Kingdom of God. In fact, we are all born with the greatest and most universal liability of all, that is, original sin. Yet God’s answer to original sin was not to just “accept us the way we are” but to give us His only Son as a redeemer, through Whom we receive the grace to ever so gradually conform ourselves again to the Divine Order. In fact this gift offers us far more than simply being restored. It offers the possibility of glory in the Kingdom of God, allowing us to be as individually various as the flowers of the fields, yet united in the principle truth of Jesus Christ such that we form a magnificent mystical landscape for His pleasure.
That is merely the beginning of what St. Joan and St. Thérèse have taught me as we walk along the majestic trail of the Dogmatic Creed of Roman Catholicism. I invite you to join me by opening the links below to review the “Knights of the Dove and Rose” as well as the entire category of posts. Enjoy your journey! Perhaps we will see each other on the way!
S.T. Martin est un éducateur et un laïc catholique. Il est très dévoué et consacré aux sainte Jehanne d’Arc et sainte Thérèse de l’Enfant Jésus. S.T. Martin habite en Amérique. Faites un déclic sur la photo au-dessous pour apprendre à connaître S.T. Martin
S.T. Martin est un membre de l’association d’auteurs catholique
Visitez mon site d’auteur – Visit my author’s website, “The Dove and Rose”
Consécration à la Vierge Marie – très importante!
Check out S.T. Martin’s books:
Fleur-Darc, a one-volume compilation of all of S.T. Martin’s books below and published under his real name, rather than his Nom de Plume of S.T. Martin. For those interested in all of S.T.’s writings at a discounted price.
The individual books:
Journey to Christendom by S.T. Martin
Seek First the Kingdom by S.T. Martin
The Dove and Rose (a collection of blog posts) by S.T. Martin
Little Flowers and Fiery Towers (Poetry) by S.T. Martin
Visitez Maid of Heaven un site en l’honneur de Sainte Jehanne
Visitez le Jeanne d’Arc Centre (Jenny-Jinya Hefczyc)
The central truth of our existence. Jesus Christ truly and substantially present in the Eucharist and given us as our life saving grace through the Mass. If you get that, you get what SJST is all about.
Consecrate yourself to the Precious Blood of Jesus
Family with St. Joan and St. Thérèse? Then you are family with St. Philomena! Join the Living Rosary Association of St. Philomena. She is a wonder-worker and a Patroness of our efforts at The Dove and Rose (SJST)