Royaume France II - Chapter 6
Mary Magdalene on the shores of Provence is the archetype of mystical France.
(Shin bone of St. Mary Magdalene. Photo by Walter Emerson.)
Mary Magdalene on the shores of Provence is the archetype of mystical France. Our union with her in this royal line is defined by a shared mode of being (Stein). It is through a union of hearts, through a union of phenomenological awareness, that we are born into the royal line bequeathed to her by Our Lord at the foot of the Cross and the tomb of the Resurrection. It is a union of hearts with the saints of Royaume France initiated and manifested through grace alone.
St. Joan of Arc through the hermeneutics of St. Thérèse is our embodied point of entry into our model. It is in St. Joan that all the possibilities of the model are present. Investigating these possibilities with intentionality by elevating our relationship with her in our hierarchy of values, we develop a line of insight through the syntax of St. Mary Magdalene’s guidance and the movement of the Holy Spirit in sharing this grace with us for the glory of Jesus Christ and the honor of His Mother, Our Lady the Virgin Mary. This line of insight is analogous to following Joan of Arc on a trail guided by soft lights in the still, dark night of faith. From this line of insight, we make logical inferences in an agility of mind that brings the constituent meanings together into a Gestalt expression.
The movement of our soul in grace through this phenomenology is consistently meaningful and creative through embodied relationships in the communion of saints. Truth becomes self-evident as that which comes together as a whole of gestalt meaning in the embodiment of a symbol. Our symbol is Catholic and Royal France in the center of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The embodiment of the symbol is St. Mary Magdalene by the grace of God and the will of Divine Providence, she who is the faithful repentant at the foot of the Cross and the first at the tomb of the Resurrection. St. Joan of Arc as understood through the heart of St. Thérèse is the animating form, the heart and soul of our movement along the softly lit pathway in the night of faith. St. Mary Magdalene’s image is our embodied Gestalt as the royal line of New Bethany. In union with her through this union of hearts, we are the House of New Bethany in the center of the Immaculate Heart of Mary where Jesus Christ reigns in all His glory.