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Overview of the Counterrevolutionary and Royal Army of America
The CRAA is a contemplative initiative dedicated to the reign of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Social Kingship of Christ
The Counterrevolutionary and Royal Army of America (CRAA) is a spiritual expression grounded in devotion to the French royal hearts of Ste. Jehanne d’Arc and Ste. Thérèse de Lisieux. Through their intercession, the CRAA has the potential to bring the Kingdom of God “on earth as it is in Heaven.” My inspiration was the 18th century Armée Catholique et Royale of the Vendée during the French Revolution. The French Catholic and Royal Army defended their Catholic Church and their King and Queen against the blasphemous revolution. My hope is that by gathering in prayer and good works, we will destroy the spirit of the same blasphemous revolutionary culture we find ourselves in today. Our goal is the renaissance of Catholic and Royal France - the Eldest Daughter of the Church - and Christendom as a whole, along with the edifying Catholic culture flowing from it.
We support the French Catholic colonial spirit of converting America as an extension of ancient Christendom in the New World and as a Catholic Monarchy joining the family of Catholic Monarchies in Europe.
The Counterrevolutionary and Royal Army of America (CRAA) is a contemplative based initiative dedicated to the reign of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Social Kingship of Christ through the Catholic Monarchy and in the friendship and sisterly care of Ste. Jehanne d’Arc and Ste. Thérèse de l’Enfant Jésus. The CRAA is inspired directly by the Armée Catholique et Royale, an 18th century counterrevolutionary movement from the Vendée/Bocage region of western France during the French Revolution.
The CRAA is the spiritual counterrevolutionary arm of the the Dove and Rose, which is a sister initiative devoted to Ste. Jehanne d’Arc and Ste. Thérèse de l’Enfant Jésus that seeks to help us grow in sanctifying grace. Together, the CRAA and the Dove and Rose Devotees seek to expand the Kingdom of God on earth (the seed of which is the Catholic Church), where Jesus Christ is worshiped and honored as our mighty King, the most holy and immaculate Virgin Mary is rightfully honored as our glorious Queen, and the Saints are honored as our noble sisters and brothers. Is this not what we were taught to pray by our Master? “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”
The “heart” of the CRAA is a desire to work in the friendship and sisterly care of Ste. Jehanne d’Arc and Ste. Thérèse de l’Enfant Jésus for the Social Kingship of Christ and the reign of the Immaculate Heart of Mary through a Catholic Monarchy. We see ourselves as fulfilling the noble objective of the Militia of the Immaculata of St. Maximilian Kolbe (though the CRAA itself has no association with the MI), particularly through an emphasis on devotion to the Renaissance of Catholic France, the restoration of the French Catholic Monarchy along with all Catholic Monarchies of Christendom, and even the establishment of a Catholic Monarchy in the United States.