About Walter Emerson
With a filial love for the Virgin Mary, I set out on a life-long spiritual journey to "seek first" Christ's Kingdom with St. Joan of Arc and St.Thérèse of Lisieux as my guides.
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I am a business and educational professional with an undergraduate degree in Economics from Princeton University and a master’s degree in Public and Private Management from Yale University.
I am married and the father of one child. I converted to the Catholic Church prior to my marriage in 1985.
Touched deeply by the life of St. Thérèse of Lisieux and imbued with a filial love for Mary, I set out on a life-long spiritual journey to "seek first" Christ's Kingdom with Thérèse as my guide.
STE. JEANNE D'ARC
Led to confront my inner most being on that lonely, mystical hill of Calvary, I discovered that Jesus had called another mighty saint to walk with me through that dark and awful night of self-confrontation that leads us in Christ to true freedom. That saint, a spiritual sister to Thérèse, was Joan of Arc.
I am spiritually French, American by birth and devoted to true Catholic and Royal France through the saintly inspiration and sisterly care of St. Joan and St. Thérèse.
I am traditional in heart and in personal devotion. I am in full communion with the Pope in Rome and the Magisterium of the Church. I accept all the truths proclaimed by the Magisterium and reject none.
St. Joan and St. Thérèse establish in us a Royal Heart. Devotion to the Monarchy, especially the French Catholic Monarchy, is an expression of my spirituality, even more than of my socio-political positions.
The Dove and Rose is an attempt to model my journey with St. Joan and St. Thérèse from its spiritual beginnings to its philosophical foundations. I prefer not to promote my work aggressively beyond making others aware of its existence. I work on a gather-or-disperse basis.
~ Walter Emerson
“St. Joan of Arc and St. Thérèse of Lisieux are to my spirituality what wet is to water or light is to the day.”
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