“We must understand our own royal hearts to be first and foremost hearts grounded in sanctifying grace through a dogmatic confession of Catholic faith. Royalty is not a mere earthly political construct. True royalty and a genuine royal heart is born of the Holy Spirit through the Immaculate Heart of Mary.” ~ Beyond the Counterrevolution
In October of 2008, St. Joan of Arc radically altered the course of my life away from a path of self-destruction and to The Trail of the Dogmatic Creed leading to the Kingdom of God. It took me a decade of prayer, reflection, and writing to understand just how she did that. After years of studying her life in the light of my Catholic faith, the answer finally came, and it struck me like a thunderbolt.
Having already been a Catholic for many years prior, the change could not have been religious. I realized that in fact this life-affirming change was philosophical rather than theological. All of my adult life, I had held a philosophy, a way of deciding what was true and what was not, that crippled my ability to draw from the fount of grace offered me by Christ through His Catholic Church. St. Joan of Arc changed all that in an instant, and the waters of grace flowed.
Beyond the Counterrevolution is a short booklet of a handful of essays reflecting on that change and on how important to our supernatural faith is having the correct natural philosophy. This short book is the distilled core of how Our Lord and Our Lady saved my life through the intercession of St. Joan of Arc.