A testimony of thanksgiving to the fantastic, saintly duo of Joan of Arc and Thérèse of Lisieux!
Welcome to The Dove and Rose!
"To Jesus through Mary in the friendship and sisterly care of Sts. Joan and Thérèse!"

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I am an insignificant Catholic layman sharing the story of my journey on the Trail of the Dogmatic Creed with St. Joan of Arc and St. Thérèse of Lisieux.

I am not a professional Catholic; I do not make my living by promoting the Faith or my own testimony. I have no ties with any publisher or media agent. I have no Church sponsored ministry. I neither ask for nor accept money. The only financial profit I receive is from the sales of my books. However, I am willing, and would be delighted, to speak to your parish or organization for no fee. My only caveat to the above statement regarding money is that assistance with travel expenses would be appreciated.

This site represents my personal inspirations and views. My first two books (Journey to Christendom and Seek First the Kingdom) have received Permission to Publish by the Vicar General from the Archdiocese of Chicago with official declarations of ecclesiastical authority that the material is free from doctrinal and moral error (the other books have not yet been submitted - perhaps one day). However, I do not wish to imply here, or on any other site under my administration, that I am working in an official ministerial capacity. My sites and books are for inspiration, not teaching.

I desire many to join me, none to follow me. We follow Ste. Jehanne d'Arc and Ste. Thérèse de Lisieux on the Trail of the Dogmatic Creed of Roman Catholicism.

My intention is for all of my activities to be in union with our Holy Father, the Pope, and the Magisterium of the Church in a counterrevolutionary hermeneutic of continuity with Sacred Tradition. I strive to be in accord with the spirit and letter of  Title I, Canons 215 and 216, of the Code of Canon Law.

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The Writing Collection


(Not yet available for Kindle)

Fleur-Darc is a one volume compilation of all my books below published under my real name rather than my Nom de Plume, S.T. Martin.


The individual books

Journey to Christendom - The Freedom Dance

(Purchase for Kindle here.)

The first book. The story of conversion, of going from lost to found by being called out of the Dark Forest by St. Thérèse and St. Joan.

Holds Permission to Publish Statement from the Archdiocese of Chicago.


Seek First the Kingdom - The March of Hope

(Purchase for Kindle here.)

The second book. What happened next on the Trail of the Dogmatic Creed with Sts. Joan and Thérèse.

Holds Permission to Publish Statement from the Archdiocese of Chicago.


Little Flowers and Fiery Towers

(Purchase for Kindle here.)

The third book (poetry in honor of Sts. Joan and Thérèse).


The Dove and Rose

(Purchase a previous edition for Kindle here. Newest edition not yet ready for Kindle.)

The fourth book. Reflections on devotion to Sts. Joan and Thérèse (an organized compilation of key blog posts).

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"Saint Joan and Saint Thérèse - together they are the most beautiful color in the heavens!" (S.T. Martin)

"As Knights of the Dove and Rose, we believe that Sts. Jeanne and Thérèse are on a Divine Mission, decreed by the Holy Virgin and through the Holy Spirit, to aid us in renewing our own lives, the life of the Church through us, and the life of the world through the Church." (From The Dove and Rose)

The Dove and Rose is devoted to the combined spirituality of Sts. Joan of Arc and Thérèse of Lisieux. The purpose of this website is to explain to others what this devotion is. I believe that those whom our dynamic saintly sisters are calling will know that they are being called. You know who you are.

St. Joan of Arc and St. Thérèse of Lisieux, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, brought me into the Catholic Church and saved my temporal life. I know with all my heart that they are sent by Our Lord and Our Lady to save my eternal life, if only I do not veer off of the path and fall again into darkness. I pray always for the grace of final perseverance.

This path by which they lead me I call the Trail of the Dogmatic Creed. As the name connotes, the Trail of the Dogmatic Creed refers metaphorically to the authoritative teachings of the Holy Catholic Church. To travel the Dogmatic Creed is to move through the Kingdom of God on earth (the Catholic Church) with one's intellect seeking truth and with one's will seeking happiness in the eternal Kingdom with our God Who is love. We do this with Sts. Jeanne and Thérèse and in total consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary as prescribed by St. Louis de Montfort. That is, in the simplest expression, what the Dove and Rose devotion is all about. We unite ourselves with Sts. Jeanne and Thérèse that they might lead us to the center of Mary's Immaculate Heart where Jesus Christ reigns in glory as the King of Kings and the only Savior of the Human Race.

What I am explaining here is the principle. This has nothing to do with my own state in life. I am an insignificant sinner, a layman with no theological training, and, furthermore, I offer you no pathway to earthly wealth or power. "Health and wealth" gospels have no place in the true Kingdom of God. These represent but one of the many genres of false gospels preached in our modern society that serve only to divert us from the Dogmas and Doctrines of the Holy Catholic Church. These Dogmas and Doctrines are the Trail of the Dogmatic Creed leading to the eternal Kingdom. The Dove and Rose offer only the Cross as we travel the Trail of the Dogmatic Creed. And it is only the Cross that we seek. Reiterating from above, you will know who you are.

These two saints are very special. They are very special indeed.

The reason I am sharing The Dove and Rose devotion is because I am looking for my brothers and sisters. Just as I was lost in the Dark Forest of Despair when Sts. Jeanne and Thérèse called me out to the sunlight to see a magnificent Kingdom in the distance, I am now travelling with them to find others. I'm looking for those who belong to the Thérèsian Jehannian kingdom which represents one of the "many rooms" in the Father's house. We are born of the spiritual blood of Jeanne and Thérèse through the Holy Spirit Who arcs through time and space to bring this about. Again, you know who you are.

So, I finish this section now by summarizing the first step in The Dove and Rose devotion. We go from lost to found. We go from the nauseating smoke-filled Dark Forest of modern materialistic, atheistic, New Age, Protestant, and "spiritual but not religious" philosophies and into the sunlight on the Trail of the Dogmatic Creed that leads to the Kingdom of God. And we know that Jeanne and Thérèse are the ones calling us by the desire and royal authority of the Queen of Heaven. Our home is the center of Mary's Immaculate Heart where is found true union with Jesus Christ and the entire Trinity through Him.

I describe my own beginning in my first book, Journey to Christendom- the Freedom Dance.

                                  (Purchase Journey for Kindle here)

Holds the following statement: "In accordance with c. 827, permission to publish is granted on January 13, 2010 by Very Reverend John F. Canary, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Chicago. Permission to publish is an official declaration of ecclesiastical authority that the material is free from doctrinal and moral error. No legal responsibility is assumed by the grant of this permission."

Welcome.  Please visit my main site, "Le Royaume" and my blog, "St. Joan and St. Thérèse."

Importantly, please continue your journey through this website by visiting the next page -  The March of Hope!

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

S.T. Martin

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