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Meditation on the Spiritual Diary of Elizabeth Kindlemann

Page: 197, Feb 22, 1964

The Lord JESUS said: “How happy I am to realize I did not suffer for you in vain. I truly rejoice. Your souls, you who live in the mud of the earth, cannot free themselves. I take you from the mud of sin and wash you with My Precious Blood. Prostrate yourself at the foot of My Holy Cross and let My Precious Blood fall upon you. The drops of My Blood are like a blank cheque in your hands, you need only to collect it” (Spiritual diary, Feb 22nd 1964).

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One of the most heart-rending scenes in Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ is where Mary is on her knees wiping up the Blood of Jesus with a cloth.  The Blood that has been spilled all over the ground by the brutality of the scourging.

In the Old Testament the blood of the animal sacrificed was sprinkled to signify atonement for the sins of the people. This sacrifice was a repeated act. Jesus offers Himself as the sacrificial Lamb once and for all time as a ransom to free us from the slavery of sin.  He desires that we come to the foot of the cross to be present at the sacrifice so He can wash the mud of sin off us, an offer that is continuously there in the Mass and the sacraments.

Human blood is pumped from our hearts out to the body to provide it with life-giving oxygen.  It returns with carbon dioxide and waste and cleanses the body.  Spiritually, Jesus Blood gives us life-giving grace and washes away the mud of sin.  How happy He is when we avail of the offer.

Should we not join with His Blessed Mother in collecting the Blood that is spilt?   How heart breaking it is to think he went through so much, yet His Blood shed on our behalf falls where it is trampled on.  May our sacrifices be offered in atonement for the hatred and indifference shown Him, for those who do not care and do not trust. The words of Divine Mercy come to mind ‘For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.’ God our Father, may not one drop of His blood be wasted or spilled in vain.  

‘Blood of my Saviour, bathe me in thy tide.’

It might be a good idea to watch Mel Gibson’s movie again during Holy Week or view it for the first time.

Reflection by Joe Sheehan, National Treasurer, Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Movement Ireland

Ireland in Singapore…

2024 Extraordinary International Congress for the Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Ireland was blessed to have been able to help send National Coordinator, Kielty Oberlin, to the attend and represent Ireland at the Extraordinary International Congress of the Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Movement in Singapore from the 1st to the 7th of March 2024.

Kielty reflected on the Congress saying, “There were so many fruits that have, are and will come from so many countries and people sacrificing and offering their talents to propagate Our Mother’s Flame throughout the world.”

This particular Congress was made up of many ‘firsts’ for the Flame of Love Movement. The Movement’s Congress was held in Asia – Singapore represents the first time an international congress was held in Asia. This demonstrates how far our Mother’s Flame has been spreading. Singapore is a relatively new country to embrace the Flame of Love, yet she has received the endorsement of His Eminence William Cardinal Goh who also presided at the Congress’ opening mass. 

Another first was that This Congress had more countries represented than has been seen in previous Flame of Love Congresses. A fruit of this is that the leaders who met in person will be better able to help each other to propagate Our Mother’s Flame in each others’ home country.

Perhaps the most significant of the firsts and a fruit of the Congress was the nomination and election of John Sullivan III as the new International Coordinator and Fr Jorge Reyes as the new International Assistant Coordinator

John Sullivan III was elected by the 18 Appointed National Coordinators in attendance as the new official International Coordinator. The National Coordinators also nominated and voted for the new Assistant International Coordinator, Fr Jorge Reyes. In Ireland, we are familiar with John because of his instrumental role in helping to organise and launch the Flame of Love of our Mother’s Immaculate Heart in Ireland. However, few of us have had an opportunity to get to know Fr Jorge Ryeys. Fr Jorge has been providing Spiritual guidance for the Flame of Love Movement in the Americas for decades and has held positions as National Coordinator of the USA and most recently as the Continental Coordinator of the Americas. He brings history and continuity to Our Lady’s Movement Internationally at a time when many new countries around the world can benefit from His Love and experience. We are blessed to have both John and Fr Jorge helping to guide our Mother’s Movement. We pray for both John and Fr Jorge as they embark in these new roles.

We would like to thank the Singaporean Movement’s leadership team led by National Coordinator, Adeline Quek, and Secretary, John Seah, for the many sacrifices they endured organising and hosting this important event. We can witness Our Mother’s hand in the organisation as they only had a several months to prepare for this massive event! We thank the many volunteers including – the hospitality teams, the translators, the literature and media coordinators (in particular Malu & Maria from the Philippians and USA), the priests who attended and spiritually guided the discussions. We also thank the many Flame of Love Apostolate Members worldwide who helped send their representatives…

We will be witnessing the fruits of the many prayers and sacrifices that were offered for this Extraordinary Congress to happen. We thank Our Mother and her Son for the gift of the Flame of Love of her Immaculate Heart and pray that we respond to the promptings of the Holy Spirit to guide our actions as we embark on our mission to to spread this Love to all.

Our Mother’s Flame of Love at Divine Mercy Conference, Dublin, 2024

Thank you to all who helped to make our 2nd year at the Dublin Divine Mercy Conference a blessed event!

2024 Divine Mercy Conference in the RDS Dublin from the 23rd to 25th February

  • It is wonderful to meet people who are new to the Flame of Love as well as those who are already familiar with it. It is so uplifting to meet members who we pray with throughout the year online, from all over Ireland, in our rosaries and Cenacles and meet them in person at the conference. 
  • Thank you to the lady  who told us her story, that she was sick last winter, and one night in a dream, the name Elizabeth Kindlemann came to her. This meant nothing to her and the next morning she googled the name and that was her first introduction to the Flame of love. She then came to the Divine Mercy Conference 2023 and heard Fr. Blount for the first time. 
  • We thank, on behalf of the Blessed Virgin, the lady who saw our request for donations and came over with a cheque for the Flame of Love Movement. 
  • It was wonderful to meet Peter who felt a voice telling him to get a stone slab of the Unity Prayer for his garden (see attached photo).
  • We keep in our prayers the lady who  lost two of  her sons to drug use. May the Lord give her strength and  may they rest in peace.
  • Another lady who is growing in her faith, was handed The Unity Prayer card at a prayer group, along with her friend. Afterwards she was in spiritual darkness, in despair, late at night, she phoned her friend, and asked for help, her friend told her to pray the Unity prayer and straight away the darkness lifted. She described it as going from night to day.

May the seeds that were scattered in Dublin reach all four corners of Ireland igniting hearts for love of Jesus!

Feast of the Flame Of Love 2024

Thank You to everyone who prayed with devotion for Our Lady’s cause to “Spread the the effect of grace of the Flame of Love” throughout Ireland and the World in anticipation of her Feast Day on 2nd February 2024.

Thank you to everyone who joined us online, in your own prayer groups and homes praying the Novena with us from 24th January to 1 February.

Thank you to Marie Kelly, Flame of Love Ireland Literature Coordinator to arranged a Flame of Love Talk and Candle Ceremony in her parish, St Cronan’s, Roscrea, Co Tipperary on 2nd February. We also thank Fr Autun who celebrated the mass and PP Fr John Molloy who gave permission for the mass and talk to be held. If anyone would like a recording of this mass, please email us.

We also want to thank Fr Terry O’Connell who offered a private mass with his new cenacle in Co. Limerick for Our Lady’s Flame of Love Feast Day. We welcome this new in-person cenacle and new Flame of Love members into the Family.

We also thank priests around Ireland who offered their masses for the Feast Day of Our Lady’s Flame of Love. Please let us continue to pray for our priests and for the spread of the Flame of Love throughout all of Ireland and the world. May this Flame of Love transform lukewarm hearts to those burning for love of Jesus.

Introducing the New Flame of Love Prayer Book

by Marie Kelly, Literature Coordinator for the Flame of Love Movement, Ireland

A small team have been working on the new Flame of Love Prayer Book since Easter.  Our Printers have promised to print the new prayer books during the last week of September.  As soon as we receive them, we will be in touch then with those who have already contacted us to order the new Prayer Book. The books will be for sale at our forthcoming Flame of Love Mass on Saturday, 7th October in Bray in Dublin Oak Academy (Kilcroney Lane, Kilcroney Castle), where the new edition of the prayer book will be formally launched.

The Prayer Book was re-typed on new software with some new sections added:

  • the Flame of Love Chaplet of the Adored Jesus, 
  • prayer for the Intercession of Elizabeth Kindelmann,
  • how to join Jitsu for virtual rosaries and cenacles, 
  • how to register a physical Flame of Love Cenacle, 
  • ordering Flame of Love Literature including the Spiritual Diary,
  • a section about our Global Holy Hour of Reparation very Thursday and on our Virtual International Cenacle,
  • an outline of the Five Effects of the Flame of Love,
  • More Promises as well as Commands, Directions and Words given to Elizabeth Kindelmann.

The following sections were updated:

  • the introduction, 
  • the prayer intentions,
  • the weekly Flame of Love Daily Offerings,
  • each mystery of the rosary is now shown on 2 pages,
  • the rosary meditations have changed slightly in that we are now reading the words as given to Elizabeth Kindelmann; and the date of each meditation in the Spiritual Diary is now quoted,
  • the prayer for the spread of the Flame of Love has been moved into the Cenacle Prayers section.

We hope that the new edition of the Prayer Book will help to promote the Flame of Love Rosary and to encourage people to read the Spiritual Diary of Elizabeth Kindelmann.  The Spiritual Diary is truly a beautiful book of love, as well as an instrument drawing all readers closer to God

Flame of Love Holy Mass in Bray, Co Wicklow

7th October 2023 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

All are Welcome to our FIRST SATURDAY MASS on the FEAST OF OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY

With Fr Joseph Fazio, LC as
Dear Flame of Love Devotees, 

The Flame of Love Movement of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Movement IRELAND is planning a First Saturday Holy Mass with a Flame of Love Talk and Rosary in Dublin Oak Boy’s Academy, Bray, Co Wicklow on 7th October 2023. This is especially poignant as the 7th of October is not only a First Saturday, but it is also theFeast of Our Lady of the Rosary!

Day’s Events

  • Flame of Love TALK 
  • Flame of Love ROSARY & EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
  • HOLY MASS celebrated by Fr Joseph Fazio, LC
  • BLESSING the new Flame of Love Pilgrim Statue
  • Lighting and Passing the Flame of Love CANDLE CEREMONY
  • LUNCH with Q&A
  • Flame of Love LITERATURE will be available (Prayer Cards, Diaries, Booklets)
Dublin Oak Boys’ Academy Chapel, Dublin Oak Academy, Kilcroney Lane, Eircode A98 T021
Candle Service to Spread the Flame of Love (we are lighting our Flame of Love candle with a flame brought from the Hill of Slane as we pray to ignite hearts with love of God throughout all of Ireland).
Blessing of our new Pilgrim Statue before she begins her journey around Ireland. If anyone would like to invite her to your home, prayer group and/or parish, please contact us at info@flameoflove.ie to arrange.

A Note on Lunch …

All are invited to ….

bring your own lunch and continue our discussion after the services. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided. This will be an opportunity to ask questions, get to know each other and browse available Flame of Love Literature.

Directions

By Car:  Southbound on the M11 just crossing into Co. Wicklow, it turns back into N11.  Take Exit 7 and stay left and you come to the roundabout where there is a Circle K and there take the first exit, cross over the motorway and come to a second roundabout and there take the first exit towards Kilcroney.  At about 250 meters to the right is the entrance to Dublin Oak Academy.  Take the driveway past the pitches and first building until you come to the castle. There is plenty of parking. If you’re taking the northbound on the M11/N11 it’s easier: just pass Kilmacanogh and take Exit 7 and you come to the same roundabout and you’re only 250 meters away.

By Dart: take it to Bray and then get a taxi.

Flame of Love IRELAND members attended LIGHT THE FIRE on the Hill of Slane, Co Meath, Sunday 6th August 2023

Archbishop Eamonn Martin celebrated mass on World Youth Day at Slane, in a Light the Fire of faith service featuring Sr Briege McKenna, Fr. Pable Escriva de Romani and, Eurovision’s Dana.

In the Spirit of World Youth Day, pilgrims from across Ireland are invited to join Archbishop Eamon Martin, at the Hill of Slane, County Meath on August 6th for rosary, mass, and healing service.

Dana, one of Ireland’s most famous singer/songwriters, will sing her new song, Light the Fire. Her new song is an anthem inspired by St Patrick’s lighting of the Easter fire at Slane in 433AD in defiance of King Laoire. In remembrance and to renew our faith in Ireland, the Paschal candle will also be lit as part of the ceremony.

If anyone has more pictures to share of the day, please forward to us!

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Rally for Life 2023

Flame of Love IRELAND had a stand and members participated in the walk in the RALLY FOR LIFE, Sat 1st July 2023

May our feet journey together. May our hands gather in unity. May our hearts beat in unison. May our souls be in harmony. May our thoughts be as one…

The Flame of Love Unity Prayer seemed to be a lived experience by all who attended in prayerful support of the unborn at the Rally for Life in Dublin.

Frances Devaney, Spokesperson; Geraldine Halton, Secretary; Marie Kelly, Literature Coordinator and Kielty Oberlin, National Coordinator were among those in Dublin in Dublin

Irish Flame of Love Conference 2023

by Geraldine Halton

In photo from left to right: Marie Kelly, Joe Sheehan, Geraldine Halton, Fr. Joseph Fazio, Kielty Oberlin, Frances Devaney, Eileen Boden and Alice Gibson. Missing from the photograph were Dymphna Largey and Claire Ozzy

We thank God for the Spirit filled event which took place 5/6th May. We were blessed to have Fr. Fazio for the second year in a row. We thank those who travelled from all over Ireland, the UK and Germany. We also thank all those who gave their personal testimonies.

Fiona Connolly started the first Cenacle in Ireland in St. Michaels, Killeen, Newry before we had any prayer cards or Cenacle booklets. We thank Fiona for coming to our Conference to share her story with us. She also shared her Flame of Love with us for the event. We are so grateful and it has enkindled our desire to acquire our own pilgrim statue…

From left to right: Fiona Connolly, Kielty Oberlin

We were also joined by Flame of Love Devotees from the UK: Liz Ansah; Pauline Gallagher; Mary Martin; Charles and Adelina McEwan. We thank them for travelling to the conference. Liz gave a moving testimony of Our Lady calling her back to the Flame of Love while in Medjugorje. Liz is now the UK National Coordinator.

From left to right: Liz Ansah, Pauline Gallagher, Helga Schwartz, Mary Martin

We also thank Kate Mulligan Doherty for agreeing to come to speak with us and recounting her amazing story and deeply personal relationship with Jesus. She brought lots of insight into the value of suffering and shared with us her story of receiving the gift to suffer with Joy. Kate gave us hope for our family members with her humorous account of introducing the Unity Prayer to her husband. Kate brought relics of several saints and let each of us spend time praying with each relic. Fr. Fazio blessed everyone present with the relics. 

Kate Mulligan

We were also delighted to have Paul Oglesby, Ireland’s spark for the Flame of love movement, also join us in Dromantine, as Paul has been ill. 

Frances Devaney
Eileen Boden
Dymphna Largey

Flame of Love Ireland at the 2023 DIVINE MERCY CONFERENCE Dublin RDS

We thank all who met and helped us at our Flame of Love Ireland stand at the DIVINE MERCY CONFERENCE 2023 in RDS, Dublin. What a blessing to be gathered celebrating God’s Mercy together. 

The link below will take you to videos of all the Spirit-filled speakers: Fr James Blount; Fr Chris Alar; Fr Hayden Williams; and Sr Mary Claire Kenneally.

We also invite you to watch the Flame of Love video that was created for our table display by Maria Sanchez of the Flame of Love USA & PH for our table display. We thank and bless you, Maria!