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Flame of Love

Mission Statement

The mission of this movement is to evangelize, with the flame of love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. We do this by living and spreading her message, so that the love of the Eternal Father and of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, set all hearts on fire.  “Spread the effect of grace of thy Flame of Love over all humanity” (Jesus  to Elizabeth Kindelmann).

Please join us on Thursday nights at 7 pm in the chapel. (COVID 19  –  Would you like to join us in prayer by telephone on Thursday nights at 7pm? Contact Roxanne at (302) 242-6484 or email roxsmb@gmail.com for details.)
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.  If you have questions, you can contact, contact Ed Lehman by email (egljr46@gmail.com).

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 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 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.

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.”

During 2014 and 2015, the Flame of Love Movement was strong only in Philadelphia. 2016 saw a dramatic change as word spread across this nation.  Our Lady is moving quickly, raising up people for their own dioceses.

By God’s own arrangement, Mary is the channel to Jesus and from Jesus.   It is God’s own goodness and mercy, which comes to us through Mary’s intercession. Mary asked Elizabeth Kindelmann to share with us the Flame of Love prayers.  The Flame of Love is the love that flows from Christ’s heart.  He wants our love. We need to give it to him.  Just knock and the doors will open for you, along with God’s love.

Fatima and the Flame of Love Rosary.  Words taken from a Homily given by Pope Benedict XVI at Fatima in 2010: “At a time when the human family was ready to sacrifice all that was sacred on the altar of the petty and selfish interests of nations, races, ideologies, groups and individuals, our Blessed Mother came from Heaven, offering to implant in the hearts of all those who trust in Her, the Love of God burning in Her heart.” The Flame of Love emanates from Mary’s Heart.  The Flame is Jesus… Jesus is love, wanting to leap out, into our hearts.

In recent decades, the Catholic Church has received many new devotions.  Pope John Paul canonized St. Faustina and established the new Divine Mercy devotion, which revealed new gifts of Mercy coming from Jesus’ heart.  The Flame of Love is similar, making Catholics aware of a new fire coming from Mary’s heart.  No one has to believe these private Revelations of Divine Mercy or Flame of Love, but accepting them 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.

Jesus wants us to adore him with all our heart and soul, mind and body. The Flame of Love will ignite to reach the whole world. There is no place inaccessible to Satan.

The Virgin Mary wants the devotion to the Flame of Love of Her Immaculate Heart to spread throughout the world so that the greatest number of Her children may respond to Her urgent plea.  Through the Flame of Love, we are all invited to take part in the Work of Salvation by blinding Satan, the source of all evil, and thus help the Lord Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary to save souls.

God leads us on a road, that never ends, but we can turn away from him.  Our spiritual battles can be constant.  Do you decide one day that you are too sleepy to attend church?  Which means no Eucharist.  We all need God.  Come share the Flame of Love Rosary with us.  Our Blessed Lady is calling you to pray and share the love of her Son, Jesus Christ.

All of us go through times when our faith is tested.  We wonder, “Where is God?”  We will feel as if all is lost.  But we need to recall Mary’s example of faith at the foot of the cross.  She too, did not fully understand.  She too, stood in darkness.  But remember that she did not give in to the agony that was in her heart.  Our Lady clung to the love of our God with the light of faith.  Come join us to pray the Flame of Love rosary on Thursdays at 7 pm in our chapel.  We all pray together for whatever intentions you have.  Mary is calling us.

Mary is our spiritual mother.  We need to belong to her in an ever more perfect way.  By relying on her powerful intercession, experiencing her tender care, speaking to her from our hearts, letting ourselves be led by her, and trusting her completely (From the 33 Days to Morning Glory).  You are welcome to join us in the chapel on Thursdays at 7 pm to pray the rosary.

The diary of Elizabeth Kindelman, details her life, which includes the mystical trials that God tested her with.  After a time of darkness, in 1962, she took up residence in a garden shed.  Once settled, Our Lord and Our Lady spoke with her for the rest of her life, revealing the mystery of the Flame of Love.

In Mathew 6:34, Christ says, “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself.  Let the days own trouble be sufficient for the day.”  Join us in prayer in the chapel.  Your will discover, that by simply praying the rosary often, God will shower you with His blessings.  Our Lady has asked the Flame of Love Rosary to be prayed so that we could free souls from purgatory and blind Satan.

Do you think that we are living in dark times?  The answer is yes, with more to come.  But Our Lady gave us the weapon to fight this evil.  Mary instructed Saint Dominic to pray the rosary.  The mysteries were added later in the 16th century.  Google it.  The Flame of Love is one of many powerful weapons that Mary gave us to use for this time.  Help us blind Satan, by praying the Flame of Love rosary.

From Jesus to Elizabeth, “All are invited to join my special fighting force.  The coming of my Kingdom must be your only purpose in life.  My words will reach a multitude of souls.  Trust, I will help all of you in a miraculous way”.  He continued, “Do not love comfort.  Do not be cowards.  Do not wait.  Confront the storm to save souls.  Give yourself to the work.  If you do nothing, you abandon the earth to Satan and to sin.  Open your eyes and see all the dangers that claim victims and threaten your own souls.”  This is just one of many messages given to Elizabeth Kindelmann.  Please join us on Thursday nights in the chapel, as we pray the Flame of Love Rosary.

Jesus asks of us to renounce our will.  This is needed so He can live united with us, totally and without interruption at every moment of our life.  When we do this for Jesus, every breath, movement, and thought or words, we are doing them with Christ.  Mother Mary wants more souls saved to Gods will.  We help with this when we pray the Flame of Love rosary.  Please join us on Thursday nights, in the Chapel at 7 pm.  Come and immerse yourself in Christ, through Mary, for just one hour.  You will be amazed the changes that will take place in your life.  This is a request from Mary and Jesus.  Jesus said to Elizabeth Kindelmann “to take advantage of every opportunity to quench His thirst with the desire to save souls.”

“Hail Mary, full of grace…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.”  Our Lady wants us to act now!  Satan does not look on with his arms folded, he is making enormous efforts.  He already feels that the Flame of Love is lighting.  Please join us while we pray the Flame of Love rosary, in the chapel, every Thursday at 7 pm.  Mary, our Holy mother, has given us all the materials needed to blind Satan.  She does not want to change the prayer by which we honor her; she just wants to shake humanity.

STOP IN AND VISIT  Do you realize that Jesus himself is present in the chapel?  Do you understand that the same pierced hands are there to bless you, and that same adorable heart is calling you?  He is waiting for you to give him a little sign of your love.  If you know this, then where are you?  Please join us on Thursday nights at 7pm to pray the Flame of Love Rosary or Friday afternoons at 3 pm for Divine Mercy prayers.  Jesus is calling.

IS HOLINESS POSSIBLE?  Yes it is!  St. Paul said that God wants us to live holy lives.  One of the devil’s greatest triumphs may be causing us to think that holiness is unapproachable.  It takes little steps for us to become what God wants us to become.  Let us start by praying the Rosary when we can.  Attend adoration in our chapel, and go to church more often.  If you have time for social media, you can give Our Lord a bit of that time.  Yes, holiness is possible with some work.  Come pray the Flame of Love Rosary with us in the chapel on Thursday nights at 7 pm.  Or attend the Divine Mercy prayers on Fridays at 3 pm.  Jesus is waiting for you.

The Fathers see Mary not merely as passively engaged by God, but as freely cooperating in the work of man’s salvation through faith and obedience.  For, as St. Irenaeus says, She “being obedient, became the cause of salvation for herself and the whole human race.”  Join us in the chapel on Thursday night at 7 pm, to pray the Flame of Love Rosary.  We have everything you will need. Remember that Jesus is waiting for you there.

IS PRAYER A BURDEN?  Once you seek God’s help in prayer and in all you do, then you can start to experience what prayer is meant to be: a joyful gift of God’s love.  If prayer is a burden, chore, or a duty, this is often because prayer is self-centered and not God-centered.  In all things God must come first. Look to God for everything.  Our Holy Mother gave us the perfect guide to prayer – the rosary.

WE ARE CALLED  We are called to be like Jesus and when we choose to join in the Lord’s suffering, we help him to save souls.  This is why suffering, offered up in love, is never in vain.  When reading about the Flame of Love rosary, I have learned the importance of praying for souls.

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