The Philosophical Foundations of Le Royaume
The General Model
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The following is an introduction to a much more detailed model for Le Royaume, which manifests devotion to St. Joan of Arc and describes how it methodically has revealed itself since the “divine glance” in the Fall of 2008.
This devotion encompasses Joan’s influence on me subjectively and the material and spiritual world objectively. This claim is based on what we know of her historically, religiously (as a saint of the Roman Catholic Church), and supernaturally as described in her own words and those of her contemporaries. Joan interacted with Heaven, with the infinite and eternal, to successfully manage a miraculous military campaign in the temporal realm that would free France and change the course of history. She was not inspired to do so through her own subjective meditations.
On the contrary, Heaven interrupted Joan’s life and spoke with her. Joan spoke back. Heaven appeared to her through manifestations of the angels and saints in Heaven, namely, St. Michael the Archangel, St. Catherine of Alexandria, and St. Margaret of Antioch. Joan neither sought such manifestation (it took her years to fully prepare for her calling despite nearly daily visitations from Heaven) nor understood it when it began with her.
Heaven explained to Joan the will of God, the eternal and infinite, for the earthly political realm of France, the temporal and finite. She received specific requests for action to deal with what are actual historical events (such as lifting the siege of Orléans). These demands revealed that Jesus Christ is, in Joan’s own words, “the true King of France” while the earthly king is His steward or lieutenant. Upon this alone, we might contemplate for years.