Sep 3, 2022 • 30M

S4E2 - How to walk phenomenologically with St. Joan and St. Thérèse

Understanding St. Joan and St. Thérèse's "states-of-affairs."

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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 4 Episode 2

In episode 2 I walk you through a more structured approach to our phenomenological journey with St. Joan of Arc and St. Thérèse of Lisieux on the Trail of the Dogmatic Creed. Importantly I introduce you to a concept in St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross’ (Edith Stein’s) book Finite and Eternal Being. You will learn about describing St. Joan and St. Thérèse’s “states-of-affairs” as meaningful phenomena in your life. Typically we study them as “objects” with historical dates, characteristics, achievements, writings, and such. However, we want to begin describing them as we receive them phenomenologically. I’ll walk you through how to get started!

Reflective question

How can you describe your devotion to St. Joan and St. Thérèse as “states-of-affairs”?

Quotations from this podcast

Sentences express existing states-of-affairs and have their ontological foundation in them.

This latter statement should not, however, be construed as if these states-of-affairs were “produced” by the mind: They rather prescribe for the mind the rules of its procedure.

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

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Stein, Finite and Eternal Being - An Attempt at an Ascent to the Meaning of Being. p.17