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Flame of Love

Please join us on Thursday nights at 7 pm in the chapel. We would like to share this lovely devotion to Our Lady, called the Flame of Love Rosary.  There will be copies so that you can follow along.  We will guide you all the way. Come with an open heart.   Join us in praying this devotion that was taught to Elizabeth Kindelmann.  If you are interested in learning about this devotion, just come to the chapel on Thursday evening or contact our harpist, Roxanne at (302) 242-6484 or roxsmb@gmail.com. Roxanne has a copy of the diary of Elizabeth Kindelmann for you.

What is the Flame of Love?  The Flame of Love is Jesus Himself.  The urgency of this devotion is to pass on the Flame of Love to devout souls.   As this happens, Satan will be blinded and souls will find themselves able to respond to God’s actual graces.  An addition to the Hail Mary is as follows… “Spread the effect of Grace of the Flame of Love over all humanity.”

Where did this devotion come from?  This all started during a time when Hungary had been facing persecution for many years.  Elizabeth Kindelmann received messages from Jesus and Mary between 1961 and 1982.  Together, they taught her the Flame of Love devotion.    This devotion is church approved. EWTN and Catholic.org have a write up about it.

Our Lady once said, “If you knew the importance of the Rosary, you would never put it down!” Our Lady gave us the Flame of Love Rosary to blind Satan and save souls.  This devotion emanates from Mary’s heart. The flame is Jesus…Jesus is love, wanting to leap out into our hearts.

This is a request of the Blessed Virgin: “To the prayer by which you honor Me, the Ave Maria, add the following petition: Hail Mary, full of Grace, the Lord is with the, 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 humanity, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.”

Our Lady says, “With this flame you will light all hearts in the world.  The miracle will be this.  This flame will become a fire, and with its shining light, this fire will blind Satan”.

May our feet journey together.
May out hands gather in unity.
May our hearts beat in unison.
May our souls be in harmony.
May our thoughts be as one.
May our ears listen to the silence together.
May our glances profoundly penetrate each other.
May our lips pray together
to gain Mercy from the Eternal Father.
This is a prayer to blind Satan.

The Flame of Love devotion has four parts:
~ Go to confession.
~ Receive Holy Communion.
~ Say a five decade Rosary.
~ Meditate on one mystery for 15 minutes.
All four parts must be done with the intention of reparation for sins against Mary’s Immaculate Heart. Flame of Love believes that this is a very important request.

Everyone, saints and sinners, are formed by their culture.  Saints are individuals who deliberately choose to withdraw from the world.  Sinners try to find every delight.  Culture means the world, which we encounter every day.  Sadly, the American culture has disintegrated from a strong religious environment to a powerful secular, even immoral one.  Realizing the power of modern America, the Flame of Love is trying to form, piece by piece, a Culture of Spirituality, as Our Lady unfold her plan.

On June 19, 2013 the Vatican conveys, “His Holiness, Pope Francis, invoking the protection of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, is pleased to impart his Apostolic Blessing, which he extends to the Movement of “The Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.”

Jesus said, “Through this prayer, Satan will be blind and souls will not be led into sin”.  Our Lady wants us to pray the Flame of Love Devotion.

A description of her [Elizabeth Kindelmann’s] spirituality begins the diary.  God comes to the soul with his greatest lights.  As our soul remains faithful to prayer, the capacity for this light grows, and God will lead you to a level of prayer far greater than before.

“It is the duty of every Catholic to contribute to the salvation of souls.”  This quote came from Don Dolindo Ruotolo.  Please Google him.  This is also the request from Our Lady.  The Flame of Love is not a new rosary, but a petition to save souls.  Mary says, “Spread the effect of Grace of Thy Flame of Love over all humanity.”  Jesus is the flame.

For additional information as well as to familiarize yourself to the movement, you can visit these websites (http://theflameoflove.org/ and www.FlameOfLove.us).