“Sainte Jeanne et Sainte Thérèse– Ensemble elles sont les plus belles couleurs du ciel!”
(“Saint Joan and Saint Thérèse – together they are the most beautiful colors in heaven!”)
“To Jesus through Mary in the friendship and sisterly care of Sts. Joan and Thérèse!”
The name “The Dove and Rose” refers to St. Joan (the Dove) and St. Thérèse (the Rose). When Joan’s body was consumed by the fire at the stake, an English soldier witnessed a dove flying out of the flames and in the direction of unoccupied France. Thérèse, of course, is known as the “Little Flower” and promised to offer a shower of roses on earth at her death.
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The Knights of the Dove and Rose
Vision: “To restore the beauty of the Bride of Christ“
Mission: “To testify to the mystical and supernatural authenticity of the Catholic Church as the one rock of truth founded on the Chair of Peter by Christ Himself, to reconcile and bring home Protestants and those who have left the Faith, and to then bring the re-invigorated Church, the Body and Bride of Christ, to our world so badly in need of her.”
Motto: “To Jesus through Mary in the friendship and sisterly care of Sts. Joan and Thérèse.”
Statement of Honor to Sts. Joan and Thérèse: “Sainte Jeanne et Sainte Thérèse – Ensemble elles sont les plus belle couleurs du ciel!” (“Saint Joan and Saint Thérèse – together they are the most beautiful color in the heavens!”)
“For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother, and shall cling to his wife, and the two shall be made into one.’ This is a great foreshadowing; I mean that it refers to Christ and the Church.” (Eph 5:31-32)
“The Lord loves the city founded on holy mountains, loves the gates of Zion more than any dwelling in Jacob. Glorious things are said of you, O city of God!” (Psalm (87:1-3)
“One of the seven angels…came and said to me, ‘Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.’ And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God.” (Rev 21:9-10)
“And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”(Mt. 16:18-19)
“And he put all things beneath his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fullness of the one who fills all things in every way.” (Eph 1:22-23)
The Knights of the Dove and Rose is an organization which includes members both lay and religious and which is devoted to praying, suffering (Col 1:24; I Peter 2:21), and evangelizing for the Church Militant (Eph 6:10-17; Rev 12:17) in union with our Holy Father, the Pope, and for the relief of the Church Suffering in Purgatory (I Cor 3:14-15; 2 Macc 12:46). All is under the patronage of St. Joan of Arc (Matthew 25:21), the co-patronage of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, and dedicated to the reign of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the Mediatrix of all graces (Gen 3:15; Luke 1:26-55; John 2:1-11), Queen of heaven and earth (Rev 12:1), the Mother of God (Luke 1:43), and she through whom we must go as the shortest, easiest, and most pleasing way to Jesus Christ our Lord (Luke 1:43-44), Who is Savior of the human race. For it is only through this Jesus, the historically authentic Founder of the Roman Catholic Church (Matthew 16:18-19; Eph 2:20-22), that we can be saved. There is no other. (Heb 13:8-9a)
We carry the two edge sword (Heb 12:4) of the Holy Spirit, combining Thérèse’s Little Way of Love with Joan’s mystically militant, unwavering faithfulness to the will of Our Lord and Our Lady. Our objective is the center of the Interior Castle of St. Teresa of Avila on the Summit of St. John of the Cross’ Mt. Carmel together with the active victory in the world of the Church, which is the the pillar of truth (1 Tim 3:15), with her King and her Queen.
In order that we might live out our baptismal vows most effectively, all members should be consecrated to the Virgin Mary (John 19: 26-27) through either the formula given us by St. Louis de Montfort or that of St. Maximilian Kolbe, or any other formula approved by proper Church authorities.
We seek martyrdom rather than surrendering our faith (Heb 13:7; Rev 7:14-17); yet, at the same time we consider ourselves unworthy of such an honor. Nor are we presumptuous about our strength to offer ourselves in this manner without the consent and grace of Jesus Christ.
We are ecumenical; though, ecumenism for us is expressed as bringing all Christian Churches (Orthodox) and Christian communities (Protestants) back into full union with the One (John 17:20-21), Holy (Eph 1: 22), Catholic (Matthew 28:19-20), and Apostolic (Eph 2:20-22) Church where Peter (The Pope) is its head as established by Christ (Matthew 16:17-19).
We seek the conversion of all other religions, indeed the entire world, to the true Church of God (Matthew 28:18-20). We resist, indeed deplore as heretical, religious relativism that attempts to present all belief systems as being equal.
Importantly, we do all in the charity and love of Christ, realizing that each person has the God-given right and use of free will, leaving us to respect that right while bearing witness to authentic glory of the Catholic Church. We realize that we are no better than the sinners who ate with Jesus (Mark 2:13-17); yet, we are blessed to have Him eat with us as well, just as the Prodigal Son was overwhelmed by the gracious forgiveness of the Father (Luke 15:11-31). In all things and in every way we are less than our neighbors, even our enemies, as servants in the spirit of love Christ exemplified in His own life (John 13:12-17).
We understand that many who choose not to join us are still respectful of our teachings and traditions and that they often love our saints despite being separated from us. We are honored that they would feel this way. Despite our differences, we honor their dignity, as we do all people friend or foe, as fellow brothers and sisters created in the image of God.
The following is a promise prayer for the Knight of the Dove and Rose.
The Promise of the Knights of the Dove and Rose
“Out of love for Jesus Christ, true God and true man, the founder of the Holy Roman Catholic Church, and out of love for His most Holy Mother Mary, Queen, by the grace of God, of heaven and earth, I acknowledge that through the Church we have received the fullness of God’s revelation, not through our own merit, intellect, or workings but only as the result of the gift and grace of being baptized members of the one, holy, Catholic, and apostolic Church, the mystical body of Christ on earth.
I understand that these unearned graces carry the grave responsibility to share God’s love and truth with the world without compromising either love or truth. I am fully aware that my duty to faithfully, lovingly, and uncompromisingly proclaim the revelations held, by the sole authority of its Magisterium, in the treasury of the Church through its Scriptures and Traditions will often times make my journey lonely and filled with adversity.
I am willing, and I promise, to take this path, the path of the Holy Cross, to walk alone if needed, to reject the world and its evil master in a spirit of poverty, of renewal of my baptismal promises, and in consecrated slavery to the Virgin Mary with the friendship and protective patronage of St. Joan of Arc and the co-patronage of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, in order to bring Christ’s message to the world in thought, word, and deed; and, in a spirit of prayer, humility, purity, and service to the poor and the weakest, to seek union with the Sacred Heart of Jesus, without Whom we are lost.”