This Sunday, June 5th, we celebrate Pentecost, the birthday of the Catholic Church!
On this day, The Apostles were praying together in the Upper Room, which translates to cenacle…
“And suddenly there came from the sky
a noise like a strong driving wind,
and it filled the entire house in which they were.
Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire,
which parted and came to rest on each one of them.
And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit
and began to speak in different tongues,
as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim.”
The Apostles and Our Blessed Mother were transformed with the Fire of Love in the Holy Spirit and they became bold and courageous missionaries of the Good News, carrying Jesus out into the world! Pentecost is the birthday of the church because no longer did they fear the persecution, suffering, rejection or even death in their cause for Christ. Now they were set aflame with Jesus Christ Himself, who dwelled within them through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.
Pentecost ushered in a new age of the Church through which Christ worked in a different means for our salvation. Can Christ offer new things for our salvation even today?
Absolutely God can and He is!
Let’s recall what Cardinal Erdo had to say upon approving the Messages of the Diary of Elizabeth Kindelmann:
“Sometimes human frailty and human history produce an obstacle (to the Mission of Christ). However, at a given moment of history, there appears in the Church something beautiful, a new possibility for the Church. I believe this is true of the “Flame of Love Movement… the entire Church receives this … as a gift from God.”
On page 49 of the Spiritual Diary, Elizabeth writes…
“The Lord Jesus had a really deep conversation with me. . . . .
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.”
When we think of the First Pentecost and compare this diary passage from Elizabeth, it should give us all a jolt of hope, a spark of the Divine Flame in our hearts, as these connections are too glorious not to meditate upon.
We know that boldness of the Holy Spirit equipped the Apostles on Pentecost with great virtue, courage, and wisdom to evangelize to many nations and peoples. This resulted in the spread of Christianity and the conversion of thousands of people. On the day of Pentecost, about 3,000 people were baptized (Acts 2:41).
We are alive in a great moment of salvation history to be a spark in this fire of grace! We are missionaries of the Flame of Love, and Jesus has come to us through Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart, to blind satan and convert the entire world. “There has never been a time of grace like this since the Word became Flesh.” Like the Apostles, we are to carry Jesus, the Flame of Love, out into the world!
This Pentecost, may we see the urgency of Our Lady’s Cause with the spiritual eyes of faith, so that the Flame of Love ignites all hearts to MOVE IN MISSION towards the Triumph of the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts.
May we also pray in thanksgiving for this renewed outpouring of the Holy Spirit.
Oh Come Holy Spirit, Come by means of the power of the Flame of Love, of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. ”
Jesus: “Satan 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.” p233 of the Diary.
“With your lighted torch, set everything on fire. Ignite everyone with the fervor of your prayers and the light of your teaching. O divine fire, burning in Mary’s Immaculate Heart, come into our hearts. Destroy every other fire. Transform our hearts into flame of love. “O sacred fire, how sweet is your heat! How penetrating your light and how desirable your burning coals. Woe to those on whom you do not shine. Happy those burned by your sacred flame.”