Advent Prayer Guide.
Bishop Ricken, Father Chris Alar MIC and Father James Blount SOLT preach on the Flame of Love…
+ The Flame of Love is the greatest gift which God has given to the world since He sent His only Son.
+ This Flame is Love is a powerful force of grace, The Father's gift to all humanity, not just Christians.
+ This Flame blinds Satan, causing him to lose his power over persons and situations. This allows people to respond to God’s graces and be sanctified.
+ Mary, Mother to All People, wants to pour out the Flame into every heart. As a good mother would, Mary suffers until she can find souls who want to receive this Flame.
+ The effects of the Flame of Love graces is to sanctify and save souls, release souls from purgatory, and to usher in the final Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
The Flame of Love Devotion is very similar, making all of humanity aware of a new fire coming from Mary’s heart.
“I assure you, my little one, that I have never before given into your hands such a powerful force of grace, the burning flame of the love of my heart. Ever since the Word became Flesh, I have not undertaken a greater movement than the Flame of Love of my heart who rushes to you. Until now, nothing could blind Satan as much."
No one has to believe these private revelations (of Divine Mercy or of Flame of Love) but accepting these revelations provides the capacity to receive God’s gifts. Divine Mercy comes from the diary of St. Faustina. Flame of Love comes from the diary of Elizabeth Kindelmann.
Karoly was a hardworking, wonderful husband and they had a happy marriage. However, he died in 1946, leaving her with 6 children when she was 32. She lived as a widow for the remaining 39 years under a Communist regime. Her diary details her many jobs, her poverty and her economic insecurities. She was an excellent mother and welcomed her married children and their grandchildren back into her home. Beginning in 1962, she herself lived in a little shed in their garden the rest of her life. Our Lord and Our Lady spoke with her for the rest of her life, revealing the mystery of the Flame of Love. She recorded all her experiences in her diary.
During the years going from 1961 to 1983, Elizabeth received heavenly messages and Jesus and the Virgin Mary addressed her with internal locutions, words which she heard clearly in her soul.
Even during her lifetime in Budapest, many priests accepted her revelations because they saw her goodness.
In June 2009, after a few years of investigation, His Eminence Cardinal Péter Erdö, Primate of Hungary, established The Flame of Love Movement as a Private Association of the Faithful with Juridic Personality and the Diary received the Imprimatur.
So though the Movement was established in Budapest, the approval is for the Universal Church.
The full diary is about 300 pages (an excellent simplified version has 121 pages). From either version, the reader easily grasps the central messages given to Elizabeth by Jesus and Mary about the Flame of Love.
The diary highlights and actually describes this gift as Elizabeth was able to blind Satan, making him powerless and freeing those who felt his oppression.
The diary contains many promises concerning the family. Elizabeth was a mother of six children, all of whom had their own struggles. She worried about their eternal salvation. Our Lady told her that she was chosen specifically because she was a mother and that from heaven she would be with her children at their death beds.
The Flame of Love is family focused. Our Lady wants parents to gather their children for prayer and devotion. She will come to every home which invites her.
Our Lady makes great promises, especially for those who keep the Monday fast (bread and water until 6:00 PM). So often, we forget our deceased relatives and friends.
The Flame is meant for the entire world. Our Lady promised many miracles which ALL would realize took place, without any elaborate investigation.