of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Flame of Love

Blinding Satan

Promise of the Flame of Love

Through Her Flame of Love, Our Lady promises to blind Satan. In fact this is the principle purpose of this grace. Elizabeth Kindelmann, the Secular Carmelite and widowed mother of six through whom Jesus and Mary initiated the Flame of Love Movement, records some experiences of seeing Satan blinded. On one occasion, she commanded him to listen to her (a painful experience for him). Even more, on another occasion, she saw all the little devils unable to act because they were receiving no orders. Their blinded leader had nothing to say.

Mary: “Yes, my little one, we will put out fire with fire: the fire of hatred with the fire of love. The fire of Satan’s hatred hurls its flames so high that he believes his victory is at hand. But my Flame of Love will blind Satan. I have placed this Flame of Love in your hands, and soon it will reach its destination, and the flames which spring from my love will quench the fire of hell. My Flame of Love, with its unimaginable light and beneficent warmth, will wrap the earth. To accomplish this, my little one, I need sacrifice, your sacrifice and the sacrifice of many such that the minds and hearts where the infernal hatred is burning may receive the soft light of my Flame of Love.”

p236 of the Spiritual Diary

But what does it mean to BLIND SATAN?

Jesus Drives Out Satan
The gospels constantly state that Jesus visited many towns, driving out Satan and preaching the Kingdom. The two activities are deeply connected. If Satan holds someone in his power, Jesus’ words have no effect. It is like showing a movie to a blind man.

This “blinding of Satan” frees souls so they can respond to God’s graces. Because the world is filled with evil, people are unable to respond to God’s grace. People’s thoughts and feelings are blocked by Satan. When he is blinded, he loses his powers and the person experiences a freedom to say “yes” to God.

How Does Satan Gain His Power?
Satan needs an entrance, some door or window that has been opened to him. This happens primarily by sin. By each sin, the person falls more into Satan’s grasp. By each confession of sins, the person moves out of Satan’s control. (Sins involving the occult put people more directly under Satan’s power.)

Today, our culture and society are filled with the demonic. People are not free to respond to God’s grace. The “blinding of Satan” through this devotion is extremely important.

Widespread Unbelief
Decades ago, everybody believed. Now, large masses of people (especially the young who have been subjected to this darkness), have little faith in the world of Jesus.

Large numbers no longer see the need for Sunday mass. Every commandment is challenged and broken. People have no personal inclination for the supernatural. All of this is Satan’s work. Satan has covered over Jesus’ world. When he is blinded, people will see again and be free to respond.

-Evangelism Efforts
Our efforts at evangelization yield little fruit because Satan makes people deaf to the gospel.

Satan places an invisible wall around people’s minds and hearts. The gospel cannot penetrate. God’s graces become like water off a duck’s back. They never enter the heart because Satan is not blinded. When Satan is blinded and he loses his powers, the gospel will penetrate again.

The Denial of Satan

Satan’s greatest ploy is to get people to deny that he exists or that he plays a very small role in human life. But Satan is everywhere. Wherever there is an addiction, Satan is there. Wherever there is great suffering in relationships, Satan is there. When a person goes off the track and walks away from God, Satan is there. His fingerprints are everywhere and “blinding Satan” is a great gift, won for the Church and the world by the Flame of Love devotion.

Ways in which to Blind Satan

Pray the Unity Prayer

Jesus: “This prayer is an instrument in your hands.  By collaborating with Me, Satan will be blinded by it; and because of his blindness, souls will not be led into sin.” pg 42

Fr James Blount SOLT explains the power of the UNITY PRAYER
Blinding Satan from the Basics Series

The Flame of Love Hail Mary

Blessed Virgin: ‘When you say the pray that honors me, the Hail Mary, include this petition in the following manner:

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, spread the effect of grace of thy Flame of Love over all of humanity, now and at the hour of our death.  Amen.

Elizabeth Kindelmann said:

“I am going to record what the Blessed Virgin told me in [October of] this year, 1962.  I kept it inside for a long time without daring to write it down.  It is a petition of the

The bishop asked Elizabeth: “Why should the very old Hail Mary be recited differently?”

“On February 2, 1982, Our Lord explained, ‘Because of the Holy Virgin’s efficacious pleas, the Most Blessed Trinity granted the outpouring of the Flame of Love.  For her sake, you must place this prayer in the Hail Mary so that, by its effect, humanity is converted.’

Our Lady also said, ‘I want to awaken humanity by this petition.  This is not a new formula but a constant supplication. 

Go to Confession Regularly

“My little one, when a father buys a new suit for his son, he makes him give thanks and he teaches him to take good care of the suit because he sacrificed much to buy it.  In Baptism, My heavenly Father gave all of you the most beautiful robe of sanctifying grace. 

In spite of this, you do not take care of it.  Is there any father who has suffered more than I so that this robe of sanctifying grace can regain its whiteness? 

I instituted the Sacrament of Penance, yet you make no use of it” . . . “When I enter your heart, make sure that the robe of your soul is free from any stain or tear, because no father has made greater sacrifices to acquire a suit for his child.” . . . “If they used the Sacrament of Penance to polish these treasures, they would shine again with the light of My graces.”  (Jesus, May, 1962)

Attend Holy Mass

“If you attend Holy Mass while under no obligation to do so and you are in a state of grace before God, during that time, I will pour out the Flame of Love of my heart and blind Satan.  My graces will flow abundantly to the souls for whom you offer the Holy Mass. . .  Participation in the Holy Mass is what helps the most to blind Satan.” (Mary, November 22, 1962)

Pray Night Vigils

“These night vigils will save the souls of the dying and must be organized in every parish so someone is praying every moment.  This is the instrument I place in your hands.  Use it to blind Satan and to save the souls of the dying from eternal condemnation.” (Mary, July 9, 1965)

Visit the Blessed Sacrament

“My little one, you are the first one showered by the effect of my Flame of Love full of grace, and in union with you, I am extending it to all the souls.  Whenever someone does adoration in a spirit of atonement or visits the Blessed Sacrament, as long as it lasts, Satan loses his dominion on the parish souls.  Blinded, he ceases to reign on souls.”  (Mary, November 6-7, 1962)

Offer Up Your Daily Chores

“Throughout the day,” said Our Lady, “you should offer me your daily chores for the glory of God.  Such offering, made in a state of grace, also contribute to blinding Satan.  Live in accordance with my graces so that satan will be blinded even more and in an increasingly large range of action.  Take advantage of the abundant graces to make a multitude of souls live a holier life.”  (Mary, November 30, 1962)