S.T. Martin is the author of "Fleur-Darc: A journey toward the Kingdom with St. Thérèse and St. Joan of Arc" (written under his real name of Walter Adams). Fleur-Darc is a one volume compilation of his previous five books describing his personal journey through the Kingdom that is the Catholic Church using both poetry and prose.
His story can be briefly explained using the following metaphor:
“Take as your guide those who follow the example we set.” (Phil 3:17)
Years ago while lost in some woods, I came across a group of beautiful, graceful, saintly souls journeying happily to a destination I could not then see (Heb 1:14).
A young lady with them called me out of the Dark Forest where I was at that time enslaved and dying in a confusion of anarchic philosophies, religious opinions, and deadly self affirmation. She took my hand, caring not that I was sick, and beckoned me into the sunlight where I met her kindred spiritual sister, a warrior.
Together these two encouraged me to follow their troupe through the valleys, over the mountains, across the bridges (Song of Songs 2:8-10), and toward a Kingdom (Matthew 6:33; John 18:36) ruled by a God-man, Jesus Christ, Lord and Savior of the human race. At His side was Mary, Queen of heaven and earth (Rev 12:1), His mother and therefore the Mother of God (Luke 1:43), Mediatrix of all graces (Gen 3:15; Luke 1:26-55, John 2:1-11), and our mother by adoption, too (Gal 4:4-5; Rev 12:13-17). From a distance as we came to the crest of a mountain, I could see that inside the Kingdom there was a joyful celebration (Rev 7:9-12) as huge gates opened to welcome multitudes of other, fellow travelers nearing the grand land and who were themselves accompanied by heavenly friends.
The saintly soul who called me out of the Dark Forest was St. Therese of Lisieux (Matthew 25:21). Her kindred spiritual sister, the warrior, was St. Joan of Arc. They were sent by the Queen of Heaven to beckon me out of the dark place and to lead me to her that I might rightfully know her, by Divine Order of the Son, as my sovereign Queen and Mother. Together these sisterly souls lovingly guided, protected, and cared for me on our journey (Phil 3:17; Heb 1:14). The narrow but awe inspiring pathway over which we traveled was called the Trail of the Dogmatic Creed (Heb 13:8-9a).
Along the way of the Dogmatic Creed, at a specific moment, all manner of evil left me and chains that had held me bound in the Dark Forest for years fell to the ground, and I was free (Mark 5:1-20; Luke 6:44). The saintly sister who cooperated with the Queen and her Son in freeing me from this bondage was St. Joan of Arc (Luke 9:1-2).
Together, my two saintly sisters and I continue to make our way along the trail with the loving, motherly care of Mary (John 19:26-27). This Kingdom we seek is the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Rev 12:1), its gateway is Calvary (Mark 8:34), and it is through that gateway into her heart that Our Lord sits in His majesty.
My mission is to recount in poetry, prose, or devotional expressions our adventures and how all this came about. It is the story of the Divine Order of the saints who lead us to Mary and Mary who leads us to Jesus Christ. It is this Jesus Christ, and only Him, who can then lead us to the Father. There is no other (Heb 13:8). It is the story of my journey through the dogmas, creeds, and doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church.
It is a journey that continues to unfold each day.
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videosJeanne d'Arc, where I and Little Flower go
In honor of Ste Jeanne d'Arc and Ste Thérèse de Lisieux. Please "like" The Dove and Rose (St. Joan and St. Thérèse) at: https://www.facebook.com/doveandrose. Visit my blog at: http://joanandtherese.net/St. Thérèse, my little Mother, Queen, and Saint
For those who love St. Thérèse as their little mother, queen and saint. Please "like" The Dove and Rose (St. Joan and St. Thérèse) at: https://www.facebook.com/doveandrose. Also, join me, S.T. Martin, on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/joanandtherese. Drop by my blog: https://www.joanandtherese.net.Le Royaume - S.T. Martin's story in 5 minutes
My story, the inspiration for my writing, in words, pictures, and music.
The radio interview segments are courtesy of Dennis O'Donovan at:
Dennis' full 30 minute interview with me can be heard at:
http://joanandtherese.net/2011/09/02/stmartin-on-rpc-radio/Le Royaume - The development of S.T. Martin's writings in 3 minutes
A short video that describes the development and chronology of my writings.Le Royaume - Join the Kingdom Blessed of St. Joan and St. Thérèse
Enjoy this short presentation on "Le Royaume." Join us at: http://joanandtherese.com/Le Royaume - Prophecies of the Coming Great French Monarch
Just a glimpse of the robust prophecies throughout the centuries by saints and other holy Catholics regarding the coming of the Great French Monarch who will defeat the enemies of Christ.
The Catholic and Royal Army of America
by S.T. Martin
Price: $0.99 USD. 25100 words.
Published on April 20, 2012. Nonfiction.
The Catholic and Royal Army of America (CRAA) is a call for an organized political, social, and cultural resistance to the unlawful and blasphemous occupation of our land and of Western Civilization in general by the impious and vulgar secular atheists.
This book is an introduction to the Counter-Revolution needed to bring it all about.
Fleur-Darc: A journey toward the Kingdom with St. Thérèse and St. Joan of Arc
by S.T. Martin
Price: $2.50 USD. 141050 words.
Published on April 7, 2012. Nonfiction.
This book is a one volume compilation of my first five books. Does not include The Catholic And Royal Army.
“Fleur-Darc.” The name came to me very quickly one morning. Of course, this term made much sense given my affection for St. Thérèse of Lisieux, the Little Flower, for St. Joan of Arc, and for the ancient Kingdom of France. Yes, “Fleur-Darc" would do nicely.
The Dove and Rose
by S.T. Martin
Price: $1.25 USD. 23100 words.
Published on August 9, 2011. Nonfiction.
The Dove and Rose is a prayer and meditation booklet designed to enflame your heart with love for Sts. Joan of Arc and Thérèse of Lisieux. Its purpose is to allow you to open your heart to their saintly, sisterly influence that they might lead you to the center of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in order to perfect your consecration to Mary for the glory of Jesus Christ her Son.
Testament for Love - The Pilgrim Dance
by S.T. Martin
Price: $1.25 USD. 38090 words.
Published on August 8, 2011. Nonfiction.
Testament for Love - The Pilgrim Dance is the third volume of S.T. Martin's trilogy recounting his spiritual journey to and through the Holy Roman Catholic Church.
The mission of this volume is to bring the world to love Sts. Joan of Arc and Thérèse of Lisieux as one means of reaching the center of Mary's Immaculate Heart where Jesus is found in His majestic glory!
Seek First the Kingdom - The March of Hope
by S.T. Martin
Price: $1.25 USD. 36100 words.
Published on August 7, 2011. Nonfiction.
Seek First the Kingdom - The March of Hope is about one man's journey into the mystical beauty and reality that is the Catholic Church, the Kingdom of God on earth! Here you will move through the gateway at the great castle walls of Catholicism and march with the Virgin Mary, St. Joan of Arc, and St. Thérèse of Lisieux to a beautiful, panoramic view of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ!
Little Flowers and Fiery Towers
by S.T. Martin
Price: $0.99 USD. 12340 words.
Published on March 4, 2011. Nonfiction.
Little Flowers and Fiery Towers is a collection of poems, poetic prose, and essays in honor of St. Thérèse of Lisieux and St. Joan of Arc. Take this opportunity to walk simply, tranquilly, and poetically along the Catholic Trail of the Dogmatic Creed. Here you may observe in your own quiet space its landscapes, flowers, and fiery towers with the celestial guidance of St. Thérèse and St. Joan!
Journey to Christendom - The Freedom Dance
by S.T. Martin
Price: $1.25 USD. 40110 words.
Published on February 13, 2011. Nonfiction.
Journey to Christendom is the story of one man's wonder-filled spiritual exodus out of the Dark Forest and into a land of freedom and joy on a path called the Dogmatic Creed of Roman Catholicism.
Journey to Christendom is a true story about finding peace, joy, and life-giving meaning through the Catholic Faith.
Begin the journey! Joy and child-like wonder are waiting for you!
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