Royaume France II - Chapter 1
A Phenomenology of the French Royal Hearts of St. Joan of Arc and St. Thérèse of Lisieux
Royaume France is an embrace of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. It is a fairy tale imagined as a painting, a poem, and a song revealed in its eidetic purity as a phenomenological expression of truth, beauty, and goodness. Fairy tales are truths proclaimed through the medium of “story.” Phenomenology is a creative process of casting light on the essence and meaning of the story to understand the truths inherent. Royaume France is the phenomenological expression, the “emergence,” of a fairy tale we have never been told. Like a painting, Royaume France is the “appearance of the story appearing” as lived experience described in words. Through the phenomenology of lived experience, our being transforms as the truth, beauty, and goodness of that emerging story-never-told in us.
Royaume France is an account of lived experience in union with the French royal hearts of St. Joan of Arc and St. Thérèse of Lisieux. It was intuited and then modeled through the phenomena of the life of St. Joan of Arc, Thérèsian Carmelite spirituality, the golden legend of St. Mary Magdalene in France, and the philosophical lens of St. Edith Stein. Its aim is Faith, Hope, and Love "on earth as it is in Heaven" through the majesty of Jehannian-Thérèsian Catholic spirituality and True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Royaume France began with a phenomenology of devotion to St. Joan of Arc through the Jehannian hermeneutics of St. Thérèse of Lisieux. This developed into a devotional theory of the “combined hearts” of these two saintly sisters. The resulting phenomenological possibilities formed a more expansive theory of the Kingdom of France in the City of God based on the golden legend of St. Mary Magdalene. Contemplative intuition based on the model’s ontology led to a phenomenological methodology through the inspiration of St. Edith Stein.
The Royaume France model developed through three diachronic movements.
The first movement from 2008 to 2010 is the descriptive devotional expression to the combined hearts of St. Joan and St. Thérèse.
The second movement from 2010 to 2017 is the phenomenological expression based on the devotional movement demonstrating the possibility of a structuralist theory of the Kingdom of France as the Lily and at the center of Our Lady's Immaculate Heart. This is performed by setting aside the natural attitude toward our historical interpretation of France in the City of Man. This movement founds France in the City of God through the royal household of St. Mary Magdalene who lived out her last years in the grotto of Provence.
The third movement from 2017 to 2021 is the development of the phenomenological method under the luminous guidance of St. Edith Stein.
The initial phenomenon of the "divine glance" of St. Joan of Arc through the Jehannian hermeneutics of St. Thérèse revealed "Catholic and Royal France" as a form in the center of Our Lady's Immaculate Heart.
The publication of Royaume France is her proclamation of hope through the combined hearts of St. Joan of Arc and St. Thérèse of Lisieux. This model is for those seeking a journey of lived experience to mystical Catholic and Royal France in the center of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in union with the combined hearts of these saintly, celestial sisters. Royaume France also can serve as a template for a more general model of meaningful lived experience in the presence of God through the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.