Catholic and Royal France in our hearts is by necessity Royalist and counterrevolutionary. We are obedient to the bimodal phenomena of the hearts of St. Joan and St. Thérèse. This requires the rejection of modernity’s revolutionary philosophies, spiritualities, and institutions. The counterrevolution is necessary that we might clear the rubble of the Protestant Revolution and the Enlightenment from the path of the Dogmatic Creed before us leading to the Kingdom of God.

Royaume France is a Counterrevolutionary Mode of Being

Royaume France is a mode of being transcend-ing in obedience to the transcend-ent hidden in the phenomena. This statement sets Royaume France apart from non-believing modernity, which focuses on the former (transcending) over the latter (transcendent), in a falling culture where metaphysics has practically disappeared. In contradistinction, we transcend through the combined hearts of St. Joan and St. Thérèse in obedience to the bimodal phenomena of their Royal French Catholic hearts revealing a universally transcendent, dogmatic pathway to the Kingdom.

Royaume France's purpose is to inspire others to make a dogmatic confession of the Catholic faith in the spirit of True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary to establish the obedience demanded by the phenomena of the combined hearts of St. Joan of Arc and St. Thérèse of Lisieux. Our means of inspiring that confession of faith under the mantle of the Blessed Virgin is devotion to the heavenly form of Our Lady's Catholic and Royal France under the patronage of our saintly sisters, the two co-secondary patronesses of France.

The Catholic and Royal model, constituted through the phenomenological reduction of the combined hearts of St. Joan and St. Thérèse, is a transcendent form of traditional French Catholic spirituality designed to keep us on "the Trail of the Dogmatic Creed with St. Joan and St. Thérèse" to the Kingdom of God. Without the obedience to Catholic dogma imparted by such a model, we likely will be swept away by the prevailing hurricane-force winds of modern culture, philosophies, and disoriented spiritualities. Our goal is Heaven; our obedient understanding of the only means to attain it is the Holy Catholic Church; our foundational spirituality is devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary; the manifestation of all this is the "Royal Heart." The Royal Heart is a spiritual mode of being leading to a Catholic worldview in temporal affairs.

Foundational to reaping the blessings of obedience required by the Royal Hearts of St. Joan and St. Thérèse is the counterrevolutionary rejection of the grave errors of modernity - its ideologies, philosophical manifestations, cultural premises, and socio-political structures.

Royal Hearts are inherently, substantively opposed to modernity for the simple reason that we are for the Kingdom of God. In the world, we are different from "reactionaries" who simply "conserve" the present. Royal Hearts have a positive understanding of the Kingdom of God as our model "on earth as it is in Heaven," however imperfectly we instantiate that Kingdom. Therefore, we oppose modernity with its progressive liberalism not because we are "reactionaries" who are "afraid of change," but because we are Catholic and Royal Hearts pointing to a superior model in the center of the Immaculate Heart of Mary where Jesus Christ reigns in all His glory. We are "for" the better manifestation. We "oppose" what draws us further from it.

Thus, we often share immediate goals with reactionaries. It is not unusual that we oppose the same progressive evils. However, we are not reactionaries attempting to conserve the existing ways; we always seek movement toward the superior model, a very different and life-giving motive. The interests of reactionaries and royalists sometimes coincide but are grounded in different paradigms.

Our goal as a Royal Heart, and as reflected in Royaume France, is the rejection of modernity for the glory of Mary and to help usher in the reign of her Immaculate Heart. This model provides lasting spiritual support in that effort. Only those who "endure to the end" will be saved. To reject modernity for the sake of the Blessed Virgin Mary is to take a step away from the gates of Hades and toward the Kingdom of God.

This is Royaume France, the "form" of True Devotion to Mary instantiated in us that we call the "Royal Heart" of St. Joan of Arc and St. Thérèse of Lisieux.

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