Aug 29, 2022 • 24M

S3E6 - The first discovery on the journey with St. Joan of Arc

St. Joan turned my glasses around so I could see road signs.

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Walter Emerson (Adams)
A podcast discussing my model of a holy expression of Jehannian-Thérèsian Catholic Spirituality. The Dove and Rose is a phenomenological journey through the heart of St. Joan of Arc in the company of St. Thérèse. Also subscribe to The Dove and Rose podcasts on Anchor, Apple, and Spotify.
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Season 3 Episode 6

In the previous episode, we arrived at the moment when Joan of Arc became the center of my intentionality. Her importance to my life became branded in my soul. It was a “divine glance” of grace. In this episode we move forward with her along the Trail of the Dogmatic Creed - the trail of understanding but not knowing what we understand. St. Thérèse remains at our side, and the “Thérèsian effect” of understanding but not knowing becomes a phenomenological journey guarded on each side of the trail by the metaphysics and magisterium of the Church in its public revelation. We cross over from descriptive phenomenology to a more metaphysical attentiveness to Truth, Beauty, and Goodness. Edith Stein introduces us to the combined world of metaphysics and phenomenology through The Science of the Cross. Joan turns my glasses around so I can see the signs on the pathway. We cross with St. Joan and St. Thérèse over to a world of Augustinian Platonic order.

Reflective question

Can you describe your own search for meaning? Do you have a “pivot point” (such as Joan of Arc) around which your search revolves?

I have the most remarkable claim to make to you in this book. On the heels of The Freedom Dance, the story conveyed in my previous book Journey to Christendom – The Freedom Dance where I spoke of the marvelous journey of conversion out of the Dark Forest of the revolutionary, rebellious, atheistic, and New Age modern mind with its associated culture of death and mental illness toward real freedom and life on the path of the Dogmatic Creed of Roman Catholicism, I have been led to a land of the highest value, a panoramic view that elevates one beyond joy, a place for which you would sell all you have to obtain, in fact, a destination that, if you truly grasp it, you will want to give your life to secure it. ~ From my book Seek First the Kingdom - the March of Hope

I am also the co-host of the Heroic Hearts podcast devoted to a spiritual adventure with St. Joan of Arc and St. Thérèse of Lisieux! Join us on the journey!