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Announcing the Appointment of a New US Spiritual Advisor

We are pleased to announce , through the recommendation of Monsignor Ralph Chieffo, that we have appointed Father Michael Davis as our new US Spiritual Advisor!

Father Mike has been serving in the movement for the last few years as the Vice President of the Board. He has demonstrated a fidelity to the Cause through his preaching and understanding of Mary’s role in salvation history.

Father Mike is a loving Shepherd, always willing to help and serve Our Lady and guide the many leaders who she has called.

Please join us in welcoming Father Mike Davis as our new Spiritual Advisor! We ask that you consider offering a Holy Hour in front of the Blessed Sacrament for Father Mike this week, and keep his intentions in your prayers as you pray the Flame of Love Rosary.

May God bless Father Mike Davis in his priesthood and as our new Spiritual Advisor!

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Mary brings a Pentecost of the Heart, Her Flame of Love

Pentecost ushered in a new age of the Church through which Christ worked in a different means for our salvation. Can Christ offer new wine” for our salvation even today?

Absolutely God can and is, through the Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

The first communication of Our Blessed Mother to Elizabeth Kindelmann, describes this miraculous gift of grace, which renews and purifies hearts, that She obtained for every soul on the face of the planet.

“With this Flame full of graces that I give you from my heart, ignite all the hearts of the entire country.  Let this flame go from heart to heart.  This is the miracle becoming the blaze whose dazzling light will blind Satan.  This is the fire of love of union which I obtained from the Heavenly Father through the merits of the wounds of my Divine Son.

Mary to Elizabeth in the Spiritual Diary Pg 28

Jesus later adds…

 “By her [Mary’s] powerful intercession, she obtained from Me for families this great effusion of grace, which she also wants to extend to the whole world. As she said: ‘Nothing comparable to this has happened ever since the Word became Flesh.’ Pg 187

The outpouring of this grace, blinds satan as Mother Mary, through Her Maternal Heart and the Holy Spirit, gives us Her love of God to liberate us and form Christ in Our Hearts. Mary offers us New Wineskins to prepare for the New Wine.

“She places the healing power of her maternal goodness at the root of evil. She did not want to perform a spectacular miracle as does occur in the large famous sanctuaries of the world, giving rise to great admiration. She wants every family to be a sanctuary, a wonderful place where, in union with you, she works miracles in the depth of hearts. Going from heart to heart, she places in your hands the Flame of Love of her heart. Through your prayers and sacrifices, it will blind Satan who wants to rule over families.”

Satan’s attack on families and souls is no match for Mary’s Immaculate Heart… the Triumph is Coming!

He spoke to me at length about the time of grace and the Spirit of Love quite comparable to the first Pentecost, flooding the earth with its power. That will be the great miracle drawing the attention of all humanity. All that is the effusion of the effect of grace of the Blessed Virgin’s Flame of Love. The earth has been covered in darkness because of the lack of faith in the soul of humanity and therefore will experience a great jolt. Following that, people will believe. This jolt, by the power of faith, will create a new world. Through the Flame of Love of the Blessed Virgin, faith will take root in souls, and the face of the earth will be renewed, because “nothing like it has happened ever since the Word became Flesh.” The renewal of the earth, although flooded with sufferings, will come about by the power of intercession of the Blessed Virgin.”

Elizabeth, from the Spiritual Diary Pg 149

Saint Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI, and Pope Francis have all spoken about the coming of and need for a new Pentecost.

Do you believe that a New Pentecost can occur through the Spouse of the Holy Spirit?

“Mary has been unknown up till now, and that is one of the reasons why Jesus Christ is not known as he should be. If then, as is certain, the knowledge and the kingdom of Jesus Christ must come into the world, it can only be as a necessary consequence of the knowledge and reign of Mary. She who first gave him to the world will establish his kingdom in the world.”

St Louis de Montfort, Total Consecration
Do you believe a new Pentecost can occur with your YES and desire to be made new?

“My little one, my Flame of Love has become so incandescent that I want to spread on you not only its light, but also its warmth with all its power. My Flame of Love is so great that I can no longer keep it within me; it leaps out at you with explosive force. My love that is spreading will overcome the satanic hatred that contaminates the world so that the greatest number of souls is saved from damnation. I am confirming there has never been anything like this before. This is my greatest miracle ever I am accomplishing for all. (She begged me not to misunderstand her.) My words are clear as crystal and easy to understand, hence do not create confusion with misinterpretations. Your responsibility then would be great if you ever did this. Get to work, do not be lazy. I will help you in an almost miraculous way, and my help will always continue. Trust me. Act quickly. Do not put off my Cause to another day.

            Satan does not look on with his arms folded, he is making enormous efforts. He already feels that my Flame of Love is lighting. This provoked his terrible fury.

Mary to Elizabeth Kindelmann pg. 99 of the Spiritual Diary
If you believe and want to enkindle the Flame, join us in the Upper Room…

Enter into battle, we will be the conquerors. My Flame of Love will blind Satan to the same extent that all of you spread it around the world. Just as the whole world knows my name, so I want the Flame of Love of my heart performing miracles in the depths of the hearts to also be known. There will be no need to investigate this miracle. All will feel its authenticity within their hearts. Whoever has felt it once will communicate it to others because my grace will be active in them. There is no need for authentication. I will authenticate it myself in every soul so that all recognize the effusion of grace of my Flame of Love.”

Mary to Elizabeth Kindelmann pg. 99 of the Spiritual Diary

Come Holy Spirit, come by means of the power of the Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary!

Happy Pentecost!

Jill Metz

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Rally Captains for the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage

Flame of Love Torchbearers

Thank you for your interest in being a part of the Eucharistic Revival to IGNITE the Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in the hearts of God’s people. This is a pivotal moment in Salvation History, and we have the powerful gift of GRACE, which does blind satan and purifies souls, so we must LET IT GO and share this gift with our brothers and sisters!

What is the Mission?

The mission is Our Lady’s Cause! To spread the Flame of Love, heart to heart, blind satan and help bring about the Triumph of the Immaculate and Sacred Hearts!

We have 3 main goals to help ignite the Flame of Love throughout the US during these Eucharistic Rallies.

  1. PRAY! Simply be present to pray the powerful prayers of the Flame of Love, which have been given to ALL HUMANITY to blind satan. We will especially be praying for:
    • Families
    • Priests
    • Those who have fallen away from their Catholic Faith
  2. SHARE the FLAME OF LOVE with others by offering up your sacrifices and asking Mary to send her graces into those who would like to receive. Encourage others to learn more about the Flame of Love and how to share the grace!
  3. GIVE the UNITY PRAYER Card as a gift to others at the Rally, explaining the significance of this prayer.

What does a Torchbearer Rally Captain do?

Becoming a Torchbearer to IGNITE the Flame to Indianapolis is easy and requires just a few people in each region to give their FIAT to praying and being present at the designated time and place according to the plan of your Diocese for the Eucharistic Revival.

  • Check the Eucharistic Congress Pilgrimage Routes on the Interactive Map to see if your local area/Diocese is hosting a Rally.
  • If you have Rally locations in your area, check with your local Flame of Love cenacle group or ask your family members if they would like to participate.
  • YES! You want to ignite the Flame with other Torchbearers in your group!  Please contact Paula Amicarelli and she will register you and/or your cenacle as the Rally Point Captain to the location you have chosen. Once a location has been designated to a Registered Rally Captain, Paula will help connect others, who are interested in attending at this location, to that Rally Leader.
  • All Registered Rally Captains will receive via email a Prayer Guide and list of specific people’s names who our devotees have asked us to pray for that have fallen away from the Catholic Church. Send your REQUEST HERE: https://flameoflove.us/eucharistic-congress-prayer-request-form/

Prayer requests for these souls will be sent to Rally Captains and we will specifically include them in our prayer ceremony at each Rally point, asking Mother Mary to ignite the Flame of Love in their hearts and lead them back to Jesus in the Eucharist.

  • If possible, we ask Rally Leaders and groups to purchase UNITY PRAYER CARDS and distribute them to people at the events. If your group does not have the means to purchase Unity Prayer cards, please let us know and we will do our best to provide them, however we have a small budget for this and possibly not all requests can be honored. Thank you for your understanding.
  • Rally Captains are to keep in contact with Paula and their group with logistics and any updates pertaining to the day of the event and the days leading to the Eucharistic Congress. This is a grass roots effort, so we understand that this may vary according to the needs and availability of each group.  The Flame of Love Eucharistic Prayer Guide will offer further ways for the Rally Captain to engage their group.

There are Rally points all over the Nation and our hope and prayer is that YOU will help Mother Mary to enkindle the Flame of Love of Her Immaculate Heart into all these KICK-OFF Points! The way to revival starts within our hearts and the Flame of Love of Mary’s Immaculate Heart has given us the GIFT of GRACE which blinds satan and brings about conversion through the outpouring of Mary’s love for Jesus. Give this gift to others and share the Fire of Mary’s Love for Jesus with the world.

Mary said to Elizabeth:

“With this Flame full of graces that I give you from my heart, ignite all the hearts of the entire country.  Let this flame go from heart to heart.  This is the miracle becoming the blaze whose dazzling light will blind Satan. This is the fire of love of union which I obtained from the heavenly father through the merits of the wounds of my Divine Son.” April 13, 1962

THANK YOU for your desire to join us in offering the gift of grace that will revitalize all of mankind! United, we will see the wildfire!

If you are able to make a donation to support our participation in the Eucharistic Congress, please help! We are in desperate need of underwriters for this event.

May our feet journey together!

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Light the Flame at a Eucharistic Caravan Rally Point Near You

May our hands gather in UNITY!

Light hearts on fire, show your love for the Eucharist and be part of one of the largest pilgrimages ever in the history of our Church and our nation. Flame of Love devotees will assemble at planned Rally Points across the nation as part of the Eucharistic Caravan to the 2024 National Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis in July. Pilgrims from across the country will begin May 17th processing from all corners of the U.S. behind the Blessed Sacrament, converging at churches, sacred sites and shrines along the way. BE A RALLY POINT LEADER!

IGNITE the Flame of Love!

  • With Jesus as the focus of the entire pilgrimage, it’s a perfect opportunity to share the grace of the Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, which always points to Her Son, and to pray together that through the Holy Sacrifices of the Mass, Christ will draw us into greater unity as a people, as a nation and as a Holy Church.
  • “Every movement needs a moment.” This culmination point of the three-year Eucharistic Revival is clearly a special moment for Immaculate Heart of Mary and The Flame of Love movement.
  • Special events on the routes will include Sunday Mass at a Cathedral or other major church in the host diocese, Eucharistic adoration, praise and worship, or a talk with a Eucharistic theme. Volunteer to be a Flame of Love Rally Point leader and please contact Paula and details will be directly emailed to you. Or bring the Flame of Love in your heart to these special gatherings!
  • Rally Point leaders are asked to lead Flame of Love devotees in a group prayer. We will supply Rally Point leaders with Flame of Love information and a prayers guide. Rally Point Leaders will be encouraged to purchase UNITY PRAYER cards to distribute at the event, but this is not mandatory.
  • On July 16, 2024, all four branches of this historic Pilgrimage will converge in Indianapolis for the 10th National Eucharistic Congress – an important milestone within the three-year Eucharistic Revival movement.

June 21-23 South Route Atlanta https://www.eucharisticpilgrimage.org/st-juan-diego-route

June 21-23 East Route Steubenville, OH https://www.eucharisticpilgrimage.org/st-elizabeth-ann-seton-route

June 28-30 North Route Chicago https://www.eucharisticpilgrimage.org/marian-route

June 28-30 East Route Columbus https://www.eucharisticpilgrimage.org/st-elizabeth-ann-seton-route

July 5-7 North Route Notre Dame https://www.eucharisticpilgrimage.org/marian-route

July 5-7 East Route Cincinnati https://www.eucharisticpilgrimage.org/st-elizabeth-ann-seton-route

July 5-7 West Route St. Louis https://www.eucharisticpilgrimage.org/st-junipero-serra-route

If you and your cenacle are interested in becoming FLAME OF LOVE RALLY POINT LEADERS to IGNITE the Flame of Love at any of the above cities along the Pilgrimage, please contact Paula and details will be directly emailed to you.

For more information about the 10th National Eucharistic Congress July 17-21 in Indianapolis, or to register to attend, click here: https://www.eucharisticcongress.org/

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Divine Mercy from The Flame of Love Blesses Us with Unity and Peace

Do you know the mercy and joy of believing in the Risen Lord?

Even after the apostles saw the empty tomb and heard the reports of Jesus’ appearance to the women, they were still weak in faith and fearful of being arrested by the Jewish authorities. When Jesus appeared to them, he offered proof of his resurrection by showing them the wounds of his passion, His pierced hands, and his side. He calmed their fears and brought them peace, the peace that reconciles sinners and makes them friends of God.

While Thomas deeply loved the Lord, he lacked the courage to stand with Jesus in his passion and crucifixion. After Jesus’ death, Thomas made the mistake of withdrawing from the other apostles. He sought isolation rather than fellowship in his time of trial and adversity. As Thomas finally had the courage to rejoin the other apostles, the Lord Jesus made his presence known and reassured Thomas that he had overcome death and risen again.
When Thomas recognized his Master, he believed and exclaimed that Jesus was indeed Lord and truly God!

As Missionary Disciples of Jesus, we need more than just belief; we need faith and courage to live and proclaim the Gospel of mercy in the power of the Holy Spirit. Jesus did something that only love and trust can do. He commissioned his weak and timid apostles to bring the Good News of the Gospel to the ends of the earth. The sending out of the disciples parallels the sending out of Jesus by his heavenly Father. Jesus fulfilled his mission through perfect love and obedience to the will of his Father. He called his first disciples and now calls each of us to do the same. Just as Jesus gave his first disciples the gift of the Holy Spirit, he breathed on each of us with the same Holy Spirit, equipping us with new life, power, joy, and courage to live each day as his followers.

Let us be inspired by their example and motivated by the power of the Holy Spirit within us. With trust in God’s Powerful Spirit, we can proclaim that Jesus is our personal Lord and our God. He died and rose so that we, too, might have new life in him. The Lord offers each of us new life in His Holy Spirit so that we may know him personally and walk in this new way of life through the power of his resurrection.

Do you believe the Gospel’s good news and the power of the Flame of Love of the Holy Spirit to bless you with renewed faith , hope, love, mercy, peace and joy?

Love and prayers,
Monsignor Ralph J. Chieffo
National Spiritual Director of the Flame of Love

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Bring the Flame of Love to the Eucharistic Revival Caravan

May our feet journey together!

Four routes, 60 days, a thousand hosts, 6000+ miles and 100,000+ participants – that’s the Eucharist Revival Caravan. Whether you join an organized route or create your own pilgrimage, you can help light hearts on fire by bringing the Flame of Love to this historic event.  Be part of one of the largest pilgrimages ever in the history of our Church and our nation, as pilgrims from across the country process behind the Blessed Sacrament on the way to the 2024 National Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis. This expansive and powerful demonstration of faith in the Eucharist is a beacon for the entire country and the world!

Have an Emmaus Moment

Bringing Jesus in the Eucharist to communities across the country, the Pilgrimage reaches from coast-to-coast. Each of the four routes winds through city streets and urban highways with stops at shrines, churches and holy sites. Walking with and towards Jesus opens our hearts to moments of inspiration, fellowship, and opportunity to spread Mary’s Flame of Love — so needed at this time in this tumultuous world. The Flame you carry can help to ignite the fire of renewal so desired by Our Lord and Our Lady. We undertake this journey with Our Lord so that we and others may experience Him deeply and personally, as the disciples did 2,000 years ago at Emmaus. May it be a turning point for the renewal of the Church and the Faith around the world!

Jesus will be the focus of the entire pilgrimage as you walk side-by-side with the Lord in the Eucharist as public witness of our love for Him:

  • A small, dedicated group of young adults will walk full-time from May 17th to July 17th. They will be led by clergy and followed by a support van. These “Perpetual Pilgrims” will rely on the hospitality of local hosts, including lay families, parishes, religious orders and shrines along the way. Click here to volunteer as a host home:  https://www.eucharisticcongress.org/volunteer
  • You can participate in any portion of the Eucharistic Caravan by meeting up at any point on one of the four routes. We will be providing more information about specific potential “Rally Points” along the way that we have identified as potential Flame of Love meet-up points.
  • Special events on the routes will include Sunday Mass at a Cathedral or other major church in the host diocese, Eucharistic adoration, praise and worship, or a talk with a Eucharistic theme. Pray that through the Holy Sacrifices of the Mass, Christ will draw us into greater unity as a people, as a nation and as a Holy Church.
  • On July 16, 2024, all four branches of this historic Pilgrimage will converge in Indianapolis for the 10th National Eucharistic Congress – an important milestone within the three-year Eucharistic Revival movement and a historic moment for the Catholic Church in the U.S.

Explore the four routes across the United States and register for one of the many free events along the way:

MARIAN ROUTE (NORTH)

STARTING LOCATION: Mississippi Headwaters, Lake Itasca, MN

ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON ROUTE (EAST)

STARTING LOCATION: New Haven, CT

ST. JUAN DIEGO ROUTE (SOUTH)

STARTING LOCATION: Brownsville, TX

ST. JUNIPERO SERRA ROUTE (WEST)

STARTING LOCATION: San Francisco, CA

In our next post we will share information about how you and your cenacle can become FLAME OF LOVE RALLY POINT LEADERS, and IGNITE the Flame of Love at different locations along the Pilgrimage!

For more information about the 10th National Eucharistic Congress July 17-21 in Indianapolis, or to register to attend, click here: https://www.eucharisticcongress.org/

“I will give you a new heart and place a new spirit within you.” Ezekiel 36:26

Alleluia! Happy and Blessed Easter!  

As a Catholic Convert, the season of Lent has been a time of great warfare and blessing for me. I recall very vividly, as a Catechumen, times of deep darkness, unlike anything I had experienced before. I would sometimes be paralyzed by fear with the thoughts that would enter my mind. Thoughts of unworthiness, rejection, shame and yes, even despair.

After entering the Church, I became the RCIA Coordinator for many years. God knew I needed more formation, and I certainly could relate to those entering the Church. What I didn’t understand as a Catechumen, I saw clearly as a Coordinator, that when we are giving God our FIAT, moving into a new season of the Spiritual Life, we will become a target for the evil one.

I could see this warfare rise up most fiercely in the RCIA process during the Third, fourth and Fifth weeks of Lent, otherwise known as the Scrutinies. The purpose of the Scrutinies is “to uncover, then heal all that is weak, defective, or sinful” in the hearts of the Elect and to “strengthen all that is upright, strong, and good.” (Quotes from Ritual Text for Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, paragraph #141)

The Scrutinies are about examining our heart and allowing God into those places in us that are wounded, scared, disordered, and maybe even hidden from our minds. They prepare us for The Eucharist banquet, taking us from the darkness of our sin, into the Light of Christ.

It’s amazing to me to see this same type of process and warfare as people come to receive and understand the Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. While it’s not a sacrament and should not be regarded as such, it is a powerful torrent of GRACE. Our Lady says…

“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.”

Page 60 of the Spiritual Diary

People come into this outpouring of grace and become exposed to a new fire, one that will illuminate our need for healing and show us our weaknesses and our defects so as to transform us. Transformation is hard because it requires us to allow God to bring us into His Light and change us. We give our lives to Him so He can Give us His Life. This is the heart of the Christian journey, union with God. But what is very different is that the graces of this Flame of Love truly do blind satan, IF we enter into Mary’s Immaculate Heart. If we try and receive these graces without Mary’s help, we will turn away…and many do because they want the grace without being prepared to receive it. They want the new heart, free of the charge, but they want the “transplant” to be painless and we know that love doesn’t work that way.

Love will call us to transformation and transformation will call us to sacrifice and we will need grace to respond to any of it! The Flame of Love of Mary’s Immaculate Heart is that grace, the grace that we need to repent and amend our lives so that we can make reparation for the sins against God. This is the mission of what Mother Mary called us to at Fatima.

Catholics receive a great gift in the Eucharist, where Jesus Christ enters us and transforms us. I love the sacraments of the Catholic Church and I’m deeply grateful that I was able to respond and persevere with grace in becoming a Catholic. But, not everyone is able to receive the Sacraments and not everyone is receiving them worthily. So Jesus and Mary have made a way, through Divine Mercy and The Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, where mercy and grace flow down from Heaven for all souls who will receive AND share. Grace and mercy are actions and we are missionaries of love.

As a Universal Church, we understand that we are entering into the Passion. I wonder, can we look at this time and this grace with the same efficacy as The Scrutinies? Perhaps it’s a stretch, or just maybe it’s the perfect comparison. It’s for you to discern. But if you are a Christian, no one can deny that Mary is the Mother of God, and that Jesus came to us from her virginal and perfect womb to save us from our sins, and that He rose again to give us a new life. I believe that now, Mary is giving us Christ through Her Immaculate Heart to purify us and prepare the world for His Eucharistic Reign and the Resurrection of the Church.

“The earth has been covered in darkness because of the lack of faith in the soul of humanity and therefore will experience a great jolt. Following that, people will believe. This jolt, by the power of faith, will create a new world. Through the Flame of Love of the Blessed Virgin, faith will take root in souls, and the face of the earth will be renewed, because “nothing like it has happened ever since the Word became Flesh.” The renewal of the earth, although flooded with sufferings, will come about by the powerful intercession of the Blessed Virgin.”

Jesus – Page 149 of the Spiritual Diary

I encourage us to listen very intently to the Readings tonight during the Great Easter Vigil and reflect upon the state of humanity and the state of our own hearts. What is the profit Ezekiel telling God’s people?! Does it apply to us today?

The Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary blinds satan and resurrects Jesus in our souls! Enter into the fire of the Triune Love and ask Mary to give you the Heart and Spirit of God.

May our feet journey together!

Jill Metz

US National Director, servant, sister, and daughter of Jesus and Mary.

PS… Enjoy your Easter season! I encourage you to stay rooted in the weekly Agenda, daily Flame of Love Rosary and prayers, and the sacrifice of meat on Fridays. Yes, we are an alleluia people AND we are part of Mary’s Special Fighting Force for souls, so keep up the good fight!

“You must dedicate yourselves to blind Satan. The coordinated forces of the entire world are necessary to accomplish this. Do not delay because someday you will be called to account for the work entrusted to you, for the fate of a multitude of souls. I do not want even one soul damned. Satan will be blinded inasmuch as you work against him.”

Mary- page 176 of the Spiritual Diary

Meet Paula Amicarelli

As a young woman in my twenties, I first learned of the apparitions of Our Lady in Medjugorje from a family friend who had traveled there. I was astounded. Our Lady appearing now? I thought that hadn’t happened since Lourdes and Fatima. I knew, like Thomas, I had to go see for myself, but it would be three decades before I got there. Family responsibilities and the war that raged in Bosnia during the 1990s kept me away. In about 2008, a friend gave me the book, Fatima in Lucia’s Own Words. I read it again and again. In late 2012, I finally booked my journey to Medjugorje, Bosnia, for Easter week 2013.

“I’m not going there to ask for anything,” I told myself. “I just want to say thank you as I promised years ago.” The Blessed Mother had been my strength during life’s trials. Little did I know that an ensuing family crisis would have me most certainly asking for a miracle! I also had no inkling of the many other blessings that would follow.

In Medjugorje, I learned the power of pilgrimage and of adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. It took several years for me to integrate my experiences there. With time, my understanding of and trust in our Catholic faith deepened.

When I returned home, I joined the Disciples of Jesus and Mary formation program of The Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT). Always a reader, I discovered Divine Mercy in My Soul: The Diary of St. Faustina; True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary by St. Louis de Montfort; and later The Diary of Elizabeth Kindelman and The Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. I was struck by the timing and succession of these graces. Our Lady guides us through the ages for the times at hand, always pointing to Her Son who is present in the Eucharist, accompanying us through human history.

Early in 2024, I learned of the National Eucharistic Congress as the culmination of the three-year Eucharistic Revival, and the pilgrimage routes forming from all four corners of the U.S. Instantly it jumped out at me as The Flame of Love in action! If I could have dreamed up the perfect campaign to ignite the Flame, this would be it. I dived in and discovered the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops had planned an amazing journey for all of us. All we have to do is say “yes” and participate.

It’s my joy and my honor to bring The Flame of Love to the National Eucharistic Congress under the mantle of Our Lady. I hope you will bring it on, too!

THANK YOU PAULA! We are delighted that Paula has accepted the call of Our Lady and for her generosity in sharing her time and gifts to ignite the Flame of Love during this Eucharist Year of REVIVAL!
Please contact Paula if you have any questions.

Ignite the Flame of Love During Holy Week

Ignite the Flame of Love During Holy Week with the Blessed Virgin Mary’s 7 Virtues

This Seven Day Journey with Mary to Easter is offered to all who want to grow
in the virtues of the Blessed Virgin, help alleviate the sufferings of Her
Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart, and drink from the Chalis of Reparation for
the Salvation of Souls.
Meditations and reflections are inspired through the Flame of Love of the
Immaculate Heart of Mary, Spiritual Diary of Elizabeth Kindelmann OCDS and the
Responsorial Psalm of the Readings each day.

Download the Prayer Guide

Flame of Love Holy Week Meditations

OUR BLESSED MOTHER AND SAINT JOSEPH INVITE US TO BE A HOLY FAMILY

Parents trying to build holy families today are walking through a minefield. One false step and the family blows up. Surveys show that the best way to pass on faith is that both parents practice the faith. If a father alone practices, almost 85 percent of children will follow, but …

Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Extraordinary International Congress

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

On behalf of myself, John Sullivan, Fr. Jorge Reyes, and Victoria Palmer, I want to extent to you our sincere gratitude for your prayers for the Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Extraordinary International Congress which took place on March 1st – 7th, 2024 in Singapore. The purpose of this Congress was twofold, to elect new International Coordinators and to make revisions to our current Statutes.

After an almost 29 hour flight schedule to Singapore, we were met with the most amazing welcome of hospitality and generosity from Flame of Love Singapore Leaders and Devotees! National Director, Adeline Quek, Spiritual Director , Rev. Fr. Paul Ngo, MEP and the entire Singapore team had been prayerfully planning for the event for almost 6 month, and it showed. As a global Movement, we are grateful!!

Singapore Team

There were over 20 Countries who gathered and this was by far the greatest representation and confirmation at how fast the Flame of Love has recently spread. Nations joined together as One, with representation from many countries such as… Peru, Ecuador, Argentina, Brazil, Democratic Republic of Congo, France, Canada, Poland, Australia, Ireland, Philippines, United Kingdom, and more! Within only a few years, Our Blessed Mother has inflamed Her Movement with hundred, perhaps thousands of new members around the globe. Győző Kindelmann, Grandson of Elizabeth Kindelmann and former International Director, gave us an opening message that spoke about the need for renewal, not only in the Flame of Love Movement , but in the entire Church.

” I believe that the time for new wine in our Movement has come! This is not a sign of sickness or weakness! It is a sign of vitality and dynamism! … I see the signs of rebirth! … I believe that our Movement will really move when everyone from the National Coordinators to the Cenacle Leaders recognizes the need for renewal. “

From Győző Kindelmann, addresses the 2024 International Congress

To further open the Congress we were blessed to celebrate Mass with His Eminence William Cardinal Goh of Singapore, who gave a very powerful homily expressing his love and devotion to Our Blessed Mother. ( Video below… notice the beautiful vestments!)

Right away, we got to work! Each day gathering together to look intently at our statues and how to prepare for the new wine being poured out into the Movement. We were blessed to have with us in attendance for the week, Canon Law expert Bishop Arulselvam Rayappan of Salem diocese in India who guided us through the process and lovingly corrected our steps when we got off course. We took into account our former Statues as well as some guidance from Cardinal Erdo and after several days, we were satisfied with the revisions. Additionally we added 4 new Resolutions and these updates are now being formulated by a Canon Lawyer and will be shared in the near future.

Working together on the Statues

Watch as Bishop “Roy” shares a blessing and message for the USA…

After 4 days of gathering for Holy Mass, breaking bread together during meals, and often painstakingly long meetings about statues, all the delegates were treated with a tour of Singapore, in particular, 3 Catholic Churches. We all enjoyed the change of scenery and fellowship with one another as we flocked through the city, spreading the Flame of Love, as Mother Mary’s Children.

Cathedral of The Good Shepherd

Church of Saints Peter & Paul

St Joseph Church

Finally, the day came to elect two new leaders, an International and Assistant International Coordinator. Before the election, we celebrated Holy Mass at The Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, with pastor and Spiritual Director of the Flame of Love of The Immaculate Heart of Mary Singapore, Rev. Fr. Paul Ngo, MEP. After Holy Mass we passed the Flame of Love.

Holy Mass and the Passing of the Flame of Love

Following Holy Mass, we went back to the retreat center and began the election process when ultimately, 5 people were nominated for the important responsibility of International Director. After voting, it was clear in the first round that John Sullivan III had the majority and the needed 9 votes to be elected.

New International Coordinator and Bishop “Roy”

John Sullivan and Father Namdev

Next round of voting was for the Assistant International Coordinator and 7 names were considered. After only 2 rounds of voting, again it was clear as to whom Our Lord and Our Lady had chosen, Father Jorge Reyes.

Father Namdev and New Asst. International Coordinator

Fathers Namdev and Nelson pray over our new International Leaders

John Sullivan and Fr. Reyes have been working together for many years, and as John expressed, he has learned a lot about the Flame of Love directly from Father Reyes! Both reside in the US and together they make a dynamic pair, both with unique gifts to offer the International Movement for Our Lady’s Cause.

Please join me in praying for John Sullivan and Fr. Jorge as our new International Directors! And I humble ask for your prayers as we move forward in UNITY for the propagation of the Flame of Love.

France

Adeline Quek and team present statues of Our Lady to our African family.

Philippines

Victoria and Jill USA

USA, Ecuador, and Canada

Cardinal Goh

Let’s start a wildfire!

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Meet the NEW INTERNATIONAL COORDINATOR

Yvonne Duffy writes about John Sullivan, our new International Coordinator…

In early December 2024, the West Region of the United States was blessed to receive a visit from Mr. John Sullivan, who is was the Asst. International Coordinator for the Flame of Love Movement at the time.  During his four day Tour of Southern California, Mr. Sullivan worked tirelessly, earnestly spreading Our Blessed Mother’s Flame of Love in three different dioceses.  Within a short period of time, he offered a total of 10 presentations in 8 parishes, meeting with several priests as well as with numerous parish leaders and cenacle members.

During his many talks, Mr. Sullivan expressed Our Blessed Mother’s great desire to place her burning Flame of Love of her Immaculate Heart into everyone’s heart, until every person, not just those belonging to the Catholic Church, receives this love. Our Lady desires that her Flame of Love will become a wildfire that consumes all of humanity and that “the satanic hatred that contaminates the world will be extinguished so that the greatest number of souls will be saved.”

Mr. Sullivan also reminded us that the Flame of Love is much more than a prayer devotion, it is instead the Love that burns in the Blessed Mother’s heart, Jesus Himself.  When the Flame of Love is received, people’s minds and hearts are illuminated so that “all can see the road that leads to the Kingdom of her Divine Son.” This outpouring of graces has never been seen “since the Word became Flesh.”  We can bring this powerful rush of graces home to our families so they will also experience the miraculous, transforming effect of the Flame of Love in their lives and our homes can once again become sanctuaries of faith, hope, and joy, united in the Love of God.

   Mr. Sullivan emphasized that for the Flame of Love to be effective, we must respond to the Movement of Grace by leading a life of Prayer, Sacrifice, Desire and Labor, by which we participate in Our Lady’s work of blinding Satan for the salvation of souls. “Satan’s blindness means the universal triumph of My Divine Heart, the liberation of souls, and the opening of the way to salvation to its fullest extent.” The act of blinding Satan occurs when we cooperate with the Movement of Grace by committing acts of love through sacrifice in our every day lives.  “Sacrifice and Prayer!  These are your instruments.  The goal is to bring about the powerful work of salvation.”  “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.”  When we do our part, living the life of Grace in our everyday lives, then Our Lady does her part and spreads her Flame of Love to others.  As she told Elizabeth Kindlemann, “Endure suffering and bring constant sacrifices! Your sufferings are not in vain, but who is to understand my Flame of Love and how is not your business…..I’m the one who acts, and I’m the one who lights the Flame of my love in the depth of hearts.”

So, once having received and responded to the Flame of Love through Sacrifice and Prayer, we can incorporate the devotional elements by Meditating on the Five Wounds of Jesus, integrate the Flame of Love Hail Mary in the Rosary and include the Unity Prayer throughout the day.  We can bring this message home to our families so that they may also become active participants in grace and help to drive out evil.  If so inspired, people can bring the Flame of Love to their parishes through the formation of a cenacle, or even join the Flame of Love Apostolate.  The Flame of Love Movement is available to assist you if you sense that the Blessed Mother is calling you to help spread her Flame.

The West Region extends their greatest gratitude to Mr. Sullivan for his generous donation of time and energy to bring the Flame of Love to the Southern California area.   Also, many thanks to the coordinators, supporters and attendees at San Secondo D’ Asti in Ontario, Saint Hedwig’s in Los Alamitos, Saint John the Baptist in Baldwin Park, Immaculate Conception in Monrovia, Saint Joan of Arc in Victorville, Saint Joseph’s in Pomona and Saint Therese in Alhambra, California, for hosting Mr. Sullivan and extending their warm hospitality.

Yvonne Duffy

United States West Regional Director

THE FLAME OF LOVE BUILDS INTIMACY WITH JESUS, MARY, AND OTHERS

When we look into the eyes of another, we see a reflection of ourselves. In you, I see me. If we look at one another with the love and mercy of Jesus, we can develop a divine presence with family, friends, and strangers. Bishop Fulton J. Sheen talked about the “expulsive power” of Christ. “When you place Him in the center of your soul, the Holy Spirit will expel all those things that do not belong in that center and make them find their proper place. Jesus the nonviolent warrior, Jesus the judge, God’s own mind, now comes into our hearts when we invite him through conversion. We will have this cleansing authority and cleansing power.”

We can learn true intimacy with God and others from the widow Elizabeth Kindelmann. She raised children and grandchildren under Nazi and Communist rule in Hungary. Jesus invited her to a journey of faith with the Blessed Mother to discover herself as a precious child of God. Jesus spoke openly to Elizabeth about what she did for Him. “I delight to be with you because every beating of your heart is Mine.” Jesus looked into her eyes to strengthen Elizabeth’s faith and help her win a great victory over terrible temptations from the Evil one. This glance became somewhat permanent in her soul. Jesus said, “My little one, take courage and gaze at Me. May our eyes look at each other and our glances melt in one another.” At times, Jesus spoke to her and kept her soul in a state of ‘continual freshness’ to ready her to receive abundant graces.

Her diary begins on July 13, 1960, when she wrote about the beginning of her religious experience that introduced her to God’s presence. It also reveals her three years of spiritual darkness, which prepared her for the locutions. “Hence, My little one, do not serve anyone but Me.” Jesus promised, “I will accomplish a masterpiece if you agree to submit to My Divine Hand. Simply surrender to Me like the grapes that are pressed and transformed into wine, which will become My Precious Blood.”

Jesus humbled Saint Paul and revealed to him that the way we treat others is the way we treat God. All life is sacred and must extend our faith and love to believers and nonbelievers. Jesus prayed for unity among all humans because we are created in the image and likeness of the Trinitarian Family who is Love. By receiving the Eucharist, we receive the Body of Christ and increase the Body of Christ, the Church.

Make time to read the Gospel of Mark and Elizabeth’s Flame of Love Diary to help you develop your personal relationship with Jesus through our Blessed Mother. You can experience many blessings for your family and friends by praying, worshipping at Mass, and sharing scripture with small faith-sharing groups or Flame of Love Cenacles. The light of Christ will give you the confidence and courage to stir into flame the effects of the grace of God in many confused hearts seeking meaning and purpose. Go on the offensive and blind Satan by inviting others to the mercy of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Only when we trust and praise Jesus Christ for paying the price for our sins on the Cross, can we forgive ourselves and others.

As we pass the Flame of Love heart-to-heart to those you love, I challenge you to look into the eyes of a restless soul who you alone can stir the Flame of Love in their heart.

A Blessed New Year full of miracles of love and mercy,

Monsignor Ralph J. Chieffo

ENJOY A MARY-CHRIST-MASS ON FIRE WITH THE FLAME OF LOVE

When Elizabeth Kindelmann said “Yes” to the Will of Jesus and Mary, she received the Flame of Love burning from our Trinitarian Family. With her humble and contrite heart, this widow grew in self-confidence by purifying her soul in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Uniting her life with the pierced heart …

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Welcoming Mary Into Our Home

Submitted by Dr. Chris Wroe

Mary is a mother.  She gave birth to a son, Jesus.  Jesus entrusted John with the responsibility for her care at the foot of the cross.  Now, we are asked to welcome His mother into our homes and into our hearts as our Mother.  Like all mothers, she knows the joy and pain of motherhood.  We should never forget that Mary, “Queen of Heaven and Earth” is also our Heavenly Mother and feels our happiness and our pain.  As she says to Elizabeth Kindelmann, her suffering did not end with the death of Jesus, it continues for all her children (including you and me), whom she sees being deceived by Satan and whose souls could be lost forever.  Mary is our Mother, and she asks for our help.

Mary asks us, through Elizabeth, to help her to spread her “flame of love” throughout the world, starting in the home, family by family.  We cannot ignore the constant downgrading of the Christian model of ‘family’ with the growing acceptance within society for people living together without marrying; same gender unions; people having several sexual partners and loose definitions of morality.  In short, society is increasingly keen to embrace whatever form of relationship you decide will work best for you and reaffirms it is no-one else’s business.  In a world where belief in God is steadily declining how can we expect any moral code to be taken seriously that impinges on individual choice’?  Consequently, notions of ‘family’ and ‘morality’ are relentlessly under challenge, particularly in the more developed societies,

Mary is The Ark’.  She wants Elizabeth, and us, to join her in praying for all her children to know they do belong to a very special family, the family of God.  She mentions, with affection, Joseph, her husband, and tells Elizabeth to ask for his help every day.  She recalls how while he worked in the evening, she would be praying and invites Elizabeth to join them on their nightly walks – it speaks of her loving respect and devotion to her husband, parents to Jesus, “the Holy Family” in the gospel of Matthew.  Mary longs to protect us from the snares of Satan and this is why she is bestowing this wonderful grace of “the flame of love” upon her children, blinding the demons so they can be freed from the confusion and evil influences surrounding their choices to see God’s love for them and the true beauty of His creation for them.

Mary is on our side in the battle between good and evil that many fail to recognize is happening. She is ‘ The Ark’ we need to embrace, the bringer of ‘The Flame of Love’ (that is Jesus), to set our hearts on fire with love for God, our Father, when we see the greatness of His love for us.  Mary, Mother most loving, wants all of us, her children, to find our way ‘home’, to Heaven.  So, like the apostle John, let our hearts be ready to welcome the Mother of Jesus, our Lord and our God, in praise and thanksgiving.  Mary’s heart, bursting with love, is bringing Jesus into our world again!