Royal Hearts of St. Mary Magdalene
Royal Hearts is a contemplative-based, counterrevolutionary spiritual expression dedicated to the reign of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Social Kingship of Christ through St. Mary Magdalene’s royal House of New Bethany. As The Dove and Rose reveals its spiritualty through the gestalt of St. Mary Magdalene on the shores of Provence, Royal Hearts is under Magdalene’s patronage and animated by our devotion to Joan and Thérèse. Royal Hearts is the Magdalenian phenomenological expression of living-in-the-world as a Dove and Rose contemplative.
Royal Hearts seeks to help us persevere in sanctifying grace through devotion to Our Lady’s Catholic and Royal France “on earth as it is in Heaven.” Royal Hearts seeks 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 Royal Hearts is a desire to work in a shared phenomenological awareness, a prayerful union of hearts, with St. Mary Magdalene for the institution of the Social Kingship of Christ and the reign of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Royal Hearts is an evangelical initiative dedicated to inspiring souls with a Catholic counterrevolutionary worldview that will aid them in persevering in sanctifying grace and affecting a restoration of the spirit of Christendom in social, cultural, and political affairs.
As The Dove and Rose devotion to St. Joan of Arc and St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus is a means of contemplative devotion to Our Lady’s mystical Kingdom of Catholic and Royal France, Royal Hearts is an effective means for the defense and propagation of that same Kingdom in the world.
Royal Hearts recognizes that each person must first be converted in heart, mind, and soul to Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as He is known in the fullness of public revelation through His Roman Catholic Church, the only means of salvation for mankind. The Royal Heart must also be consecrated totally and without reserve to the most holy and blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God and our Queen. The Royal Heart is strongly encouraged to consecrate him or herself to the Magdalene and the patronage of “The Dove and Rose” - St. Joan of Arc and St. Thérèse of Lisieux. These heavenly friendships are a means to enter most deeply and meaningfully into the Kingdom of the Immaculate Heart of Mary where Jesus Christ sits enthroned in all of His glory. The Royal Heart must be willing to endure the loss of all things, even his or her own life, for the cause of Jesus Christ our King, the most holy and glorious Virgin Mary our Queen, and the entire Kingdom of God.
Royal Hearts recognizes that on the earthly stage, replete with a cacophony of confusing and contradictory philosophies, there are really only two apocalyptic players, Christ and Anti-Christ. Christ is truly man and truly God as the Second Person of the Holy Trinity, the only Savior of the human race, and the One through Whom all things were created. Through time and space, He draws all men and all of creation to Himself in magnificent order, beauty, and glory, to be fulfilled at His Second Coming when He will judge the living and the dead, and His Kingdom will have no end. Anti-Christ is Satan personified, whose spirit roams the world with a legion of fallen angels seeking the ruin of every human soul. He will be the spirit guiding the Anti-Christ of history when that awful moment arrives.
Royal Hearts comprehends that with the two apocalyptic players come their temporal forces, Christ’s being that of obedience to the will of the Father, moral and civil order, peace, happiness, beauty, and authentic life-giving culture, and with the Anti-Christ’s being a Revolution of disordered blasphemy and vulgarity against the aforementioned. The Revolution seeks to destroy through any means possible, notably through the vulgar and disordered passions of man, the advancement of Christ’s beauty, order, and peace in time and space. The Counterrevolution is the pro-active response to end the Revolution and to establish the reign of Christ in the hearts of all men and women, and, through their hearts, to establish Christ’s reign of beauty and order in the temporal affairs of mankind.
Royal Hearts recognizes the Revolution as a phenomenon that predates the created order when Satan with his vulgar hosts rebelled against God. The Revolution was then inculcated like a virus as Original Sin into the human race at the fall of mankind through the temptation of the evil one. The Revolution has shown itself consistently throughout the ages. However, Royal Hearts points to four more modern manifestations of the Revolution which are driving most of the work of the spirit of Anti-Christ in the world today and which are preparing the way for the Anti-Christ of history:
(1) The Protestant Revolution
(2) The French Revolution
(3) The Bolshevik Revolution
(4) The “Sixties” Revolution
All of these Revolutions have acted as a flaming ramrod against the great castle walls of the Kingdom of God, the seed on earth of which is the Holy Roman Catholic Church.