Point 4: Le Royaume is Mystically French
This point is perhaps the most sublime, and it is here that we cross through the most elegant meadow on our journey along the Trail of the Dogmatic Creed with Sts. Joan and Thérèse. We are ecstatic and grateful for this mystical meadow as we see the beautiful flowers, fresh lakes, deep-running rivers, and majestic mountains on the horizon. We see the temporal Kingdom of France, now in exile under the Republic, as belonging to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, St. Joan of Arc, and St. Thérèse of Lisieux, the three most cherished saints of Le Royaume.
Here is the sublimity of this encounter in Le Royaume. On the surface, this point may seem to be an obtrusive anachronism concerning the Church in the modern world and the directives of the Second Vatican Council, which we wholeheartedly embrace. While we are preferential to the Traditional Latin Mass, we obediently accept the validity of the Novus Ordo. Therefore, while proclaiming the mystically French orientation of Le Royaume with its noticeably medieval mindset, we are in no way establishing this orientation as normative for the Church. A particular culture, a particular time, or to a single spiritual direction does not bind Jesus Christ.
However, this mystically French orientation is a mighty buttress of Counterrevolutionary spiritual and temporal activity. Our French spirit is under the guidance of our two saintly sisters, Joan and Thérèse, the secondary co-patronesses of France. This mystically French orientation rises fiercely in the face of revolutionary modernists who have ravaged the Church with liturgical abuses and deadly doctrinal errors that promote the influences of Protestantism, New Age, and “Spiritual but not Religious” heresy that all seek to destroy the Church.
While Le Royaume is obtuse in the face of modernists, she dovetails congruently with the magnificent two-thousand-year history of the Church and ancient Christendom. She is present in the modern world while living in continuity with the past. Le Royaume seeks to advance the work of the Holy Spirit through Vatican II while acting as a sentry on guard for revolutionaries, who, while wearing the sheep’s mantle of “the Church in the modern world,” are nothing more than ravenous wolves seeking the Church’s demise.
That our life as a Counterrevolutionary in Le Royaume hinges dramatically on this point cannot be exaggerated. Neither can its beauty, majesty, and life-giving inspiration be adequately proclaimed in mere words. One must experience Le Royaume with Sts. Joan and Thérèse to even begin to understand it. This mystical relationship between Heaven and earth reveals Le Royaume’s profundity. For it is in that relationship between Heaven and the Kingdom of France that we find our existence’s ultimate and astonishing meaning. Our day-to-day activities in the ordinary affairs of our lives take on eternal significance. Everyday life becomes majestic and regal. Our work here is merely a reflection in a mirror, as St. Paul points out, of that which is in Heaven. The mystically French orientation of Le Royaume, while not normative for the Church at large, is for those called to her the hinge point and bridge between Heaven and earth. From here, we discover the royal and regal nature of our calling.