Introduction to the Flame of Love


The Movement of Grace

One of the great challenges we have when presenting the Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary is the assumption it is another of many Marian devotions or about the words of another mystic. The Flame of Love is not about the messenger nor the messages; it is all about grace. In fact, we refer to the Flame of Love as the Movement of Grace built upon the Movement of Mercy – the two great Movements given to the Church at this time for what the world needs most is Mercy and Grace.

This is why the Flame of Love Movement is for everyone and not just those in the apostolate of the Flame of Love - because grace is for everyone. The purpose of the Flame of Love is not to compete with other ministries but to strengthen every ministry in the Church, every person in the Church, every family in the Church, by a renewed commitment to a life of grace – to bring every person into such deep intimacy and union with Jesus by the effect of grace that the influence of Satan on our families, communities, country, Church, and world is driven out and souls are saved. In the vocabulary of the Flame of Love, this is called blinding Satan, i.e., so that he loses his influence over souls.



"My Little Sunflower"

In giving the Flame of Love to the Church on April 13, 1962 through Elizabeth Kindelmann, a widowed mother of six and Secular Carmelite in Communist Hungary, Mary said this would be the greatest outpouring of graces since the Word was made flesh. She told us the Flame of Love of her Immaculate Heart is not a what but a who: Jesus himself. It is all about Jesus; it has always been about Jesus; it will always be about Jesus. She also said this would be her greatest miracle ever – greater than Fatima or Lourdes because it would not be a miracle in one place with a great sanctuary built in remembrance but the miracle of making every family a sanctuary – a holy place filled with Jesus by the effect of grace and that, when the world sees Jesus fully present in countless lives around the world, it will finally take notice. Jesus, The Flame of Love, vibrantly alive in families by grace is the miracle.

The MISSION of the Flame of Love Movement


The objective of all heavenly interventions is the salvation of souls. As we look around, we can see, and are at the same time subject to, the great movement of militant atheistic materialism in all its forms taking place. There are many evident signs of Satan's activity in the world. God is Truth, Beauty and Goodness and as St John so often reminds us, God is Love. The Flame of Love is the antidote to these malign influences.


Jesus said: ‘The Church is in great danger and you cannot remedy the situation with earthly means or efforts. The Most Holy Trinity and the Holy Virgin alone, the Angels and all the Saints, and with the assistance of all the souls delivered by you from Purgatory, are still able to provide for the needs of the Militant Church.’


The effect of devotion to the Flame of Love is to make our parishes, families, and lives so full of Jesus by the power of grace, that Satan’s influence on our families and surrounding communities is broken. Once freed from the blinding influence of Satan, our families and communities are much more open the gospel and the way of salvation. Thus we ask our Blessed Mother to:
“Spread the effect of grace of your Flame of Love over all of humanity”


To Blind Satan

When we blind Satan, we give humanity a chance to choose God
The diary highlights and actually describes this gift as Elizabeth was able to blind Satan, making him powerless and freeing those who felt his oppression.

To Save the Family

This is especially true of FAMILY MEMBERS
The diary contains many promises concerning the family. Our Lady told Elizabeth that she was chosen specifically because she was a mother and understood suffering for her family. The Flame of Love encourages establishing family prayer sanctuaries

To Save all Souls

This includes our Families, our parishes and entire communities
To convert the world through the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The flame is meant for all of humanity, even those who are not yet baptized. Our Lady promised many miracles which all would realize took place, without any elaborate investigation.

The Flame of Love Movement in IRELAND

We Officially Launched on 7 May 2022

The Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Movement ‘officially launched’ at our first All-Ireland Conference on 7 May 2022 in Newry, N. Ireland. (See our Statues for more information on the organisation of the Movement).

This was the first time that devotees who had been praying together during COVID lockdowns throughout the preceding year were able to meet face-to-face after Paul Ogelsby first introduced Virtual Cenacles to Ireland (with help from the USA and Canadian Movements and John Sullivan III, The Assistant International Coordinator of the Flame of Love Movement – who many may recognise from The Flame of Love training videos and Virtual Formation Series).

The Conference was organised by a small volunteer working group and John Sullivan – who travelled to Ireland from his home in the USA to support us. The first National Director, Kielty Oberlin, and the whole leadership team was announced at the Conference in Newry. (Geraldine Halton, Secretary; Joe Sheehan, Treasurer; Frances Devaney, Spokesperson and Eileen Boden, Spokesperson. Others who were part of the working group included; Marie B Kelly, Dymphna Largey and Alice Gibson.) 

Since that time, the working group has continued to heed Our Lady’s call to spread her Flame far and wide. We coordinated more efficient communication with all who are interested in learning more about the Flame of Love (this website is one of these methods and our Newsletter). Please fill out our contact form so that you are sure to hear about what is happening within the Flame of Love Movement in Ireland and beyond! Let us know if you would like someone to come to your parish or prayer group to talk about Our Lady’s Flame of Love Movement or would like help setting up a Cenacle. We are grateful and happy to help.

Meet the IRISH Flame of Love LEADERSHIP TEAM

Kielty Oberlin, National Director 


As National Director, Kielty has helped us to build strong relationships with our national and International Flame of Love Family. 


Geraldine Halton, Secretary


As Secretary, Geraldine has helped organise the monthly working groups agendas, minutes. She also manages the Flame of Love email account so she is the person new members and those with enquiries speak with first! Geraldine has also been instrumental is setting up the Schedule and daily petitions for the Daily Flame of Love Rosary. She leads several 7:00 AM Daily Rosaries and Weekly Cenacles.


Joe SheehanTreasurer


As Treasurer, Joe has had a very busy year helping the Apostolate to register as a Company applying for Charity Status and setting up our banking. Joe also leads the Tuesday Cenacles at 7:30 PM. 


Frances Devaney, Spokesperson for Southern Ireland


Frances was working as Spokesperson for Our Lady’s Flame of Love Movement long before the Apostolate was officially formed. Many people may attribute their first hearing about Our Lady’s Flame of Love as a result of her spreading the seed via leaving prayer cards in Churches throughout Ireland (with permission of course!) Now Frances leads one of the first in-person cenacles in Sligo and regularly attends cenacles, Daily Rosaries, the weekly International Cenacle and participates in the monthly International Flame of 2K Hail Mary’s.


Eileen Boden, Spokesperson for Northern Ireland


As Northern Ireland’s Spokesperson, Eileen, along with  Alice Gibson, who is also on our working group, have brought the Flame of Love to their diocese and are in the process of setting up an in-person cenacle in their parish. Eileen currently leads the 7:00 PM Sunday Cenacle and several Daily Rosaries as well as being very active in other ministries and her parish.


Alice Gibson has been a very welcoming voice in the online Cenacles since Day one. She too is very active in her parish community and living the messages of Our Lady’s Flame of Love.


Claire Truly (Ozzy), Social Media Coordinator


Our newest member to the working group is Claire Turley (Ozzy). As Social Media Coordinator, Claire is in charge of posting all Flame of Love Announcements and Updates via Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp. Claire also leads several Daily Rosaries throughout the week. If anyone would like to help Claire with Social Media, your generous help would be very welcome as she has a lot of work!


Dymphna Largey is a very active member of our team and also is involved with the 32 county prayer group and Dymphna has introduced a large number of people to the Flame of Love. Dymphna is available to help those who are experiencing difficulty accessing the Jitsi app or who would like some training on it, please email us and we will be happy to help!


Marie Kelly, Literature Coordinator


Marie is the person who when receiving requests for literature, sends it out to people. Marie also runs an in-person cenacle in her parish in Roscrea and several Daily Rosaries on-line. You may also read her personal testimony in our News & Resources pages.


If you would like to help the Working Group in any way to Spread Our Lady’s Flame of Love, we meet on the LAST TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH directly following the 7:30 PM Cenacle. ALL ARE WELCOME!

Do you have a desire to help further the Spread of Our Lady's Flame of Love across all of humanity? 

We are always looking for VOLUNTEERS and are grateful for any help.

Our WORKING GROUP meets on the last Tuesday of every month directly following the 7:30 PM Cenacle.


Kielty Oberlin

On behald of the Flame of Love Movement IRELAND Working Group