ANNOUNCING: The Flame of love NOVENA Begins 24th JANUARY

by Geraldine Halton on January 2023

In Preparation for the FEAST DAY of the FLAME OF LOVE OF THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY, on 2nd February (which is shared with Candlemas), we will begin to pray our 9-Day Flame of Love Novena on Tuesday January 24th. The Novena will finish on Wednesday, 1st February which is the Vigil of the FEAST DAY and also St. Brigid’s Day. 

The intention for this 2023 Novena is to promote the spread of the Flame of Love into more and more Irish Parishes with a special focus on men and youth. 

We will pray each day of the Novena Prayers at our usual online Cenacles in the jit.si, folirlcar23 Room and at the 8pm Rosary in the  jit.si, folirlrosaryea Room.


The NOVENA DAILY MEDITATIONS can also be found in Section Three of our IRISH FLAME OF LOVE REFERENCE BOOK OF PRAYERS and accessed on the HOMEPAGE of our website https://flameoflove.ie or simply by CLICKING HERE

MARY: “Put immediately into action the outpouring of graces of my Flame of Love. To your group, I give a wonderful strength to all and to each one in particular. Your responsibility is great but your work will not be in vain. There must not be a single soul missing in this common effort. The soft light of my Flame of Love will light up, spreading fire over the entire surface of the earth. Satan, humiliated and reduced to powerlessness, will not be able to exercise his power. However, do not seek to prolong these birth pangs.”

Spiritual Diary of Elizabeth Kindelmann, 27 November 1963
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2023 Welcome Message: Flame of Love Movement IRELAND

From Kielty Oberlin, National Director Flame of Love Movement IRELAND

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2022 was a significant year for Our Lady’s Flame of Love Movement in Ireland! The Movement ‘officially launched’ in Dromantine Retreat Centre in Newry, N. Ireland on the 7th of May during our first All-Ireland, in-person Conference. (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 were finally able to meet face-to-face.  

Since that time, the working group has continued to strive to respond to Our Lady’s call to spread her Flame far and wide. We are in the process of establishing the Flame of Love Movement as an Irish Charity (which is still pending) and coordinating more efficient communication with all who are interested in learning more about the Flame of Love (our Emails, Website, WhatsApp Groups, and Social Media Platforms – Facebook & Instagram). Read more about the Flame of Love Movement Ireland on the ABOUT PAGE OF OUR WEBSITE

HIGHLIGHTS in 2022

In April 2022, Ireland’s Flame of love Movement was invited to participate in the International Cenacles which are hosted by the Flame of Love Philippines Movement. These cenacles take place every Friday night at 1am in the summertime, and 12am (Midnight) in winter. This is a beautiful way to participate with others while doing a night vigil. You will find the links (Facebook or YouTube options) to the Live Streams on the Homepage of Our Website under International Cenacles.

In May 2022, the international community led by the Philippines, introduced the 2000 Hail Marys’ in honour of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. This event takes place on the 8th of every month. Ireland are very happy to be part of this special devotion. We are always looking for volunteers to pray 100 Flame of Love Hail Mary’s to represent our assigned Irish times. If you would like to lead or respond, please let us know. Alternatively, anyone may participate via the Facebook and YouTube Livestream every 8th of the Month. Follow us on our Facebook and Instagram for the links.

In October 2022, the International Flame of Love family introduced a Global Thursday Holy Hour of Reparation to Jesus. This takes place at 10pm on https://meet.jit.si/folthursday10 – EVERY THURSDAY. As the clock moves to 10PM in each time zone around the world, Flame of Love Members may join in this meet.jit.si room to honour Our Ladys’ request to Offer a very special reparation to my Divine Son, Adore Him with great fervour, making reparation for the many offences inflicted upon Him.” (Diary pg. 25) 

October 2022 also marked the First of our 4-PART FORMATION RETREAT SERIES of EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) online  ‘Building on Solid Rock’. These formation retreats are led by John Sullivan and take place on the second Saturday of each month at 1pm Irish Time. The purpose of these live streamed, recorded talks is to grow in understanding and love of the Flame of Love so that we may more effectively spread the effect of grace to others.

In November 2022 we started praying 4 DAILY FLAME OF LOVE ROSARIES, 6 days a week. This is strengthening us in our daily prayer and growing our apostolate. This has proved to be very popular from the start. We took a break for the Christmas Octave and resumed on the 2nd January.MARY: “Whenever someone does adoration in a spirit of atonement or visits the Blessed Sacrament, as long as it lasts, Satan loses his dominion on the parish souls.” 6-7 November 1962)

GOALS for 2023

As we enter this new year, we pray that Our Lady’s Flame of Love continues to spread into parishes throughout our country. Internationally there is a strong emphasis to reach out to MEN and YOUTH. We also pray that more and more devotees introduce Our Lady’s Flame into parishes and other ministries. We have prepared INFORMATION PACKETS that can be shared with priests and bishops and prayer group coordinators in order to help facilitate this. These can be found on our website on the CHURCH APPROVAL page. We are always happy to help in any way that we can. 

We also encourage anyone who has not yet registered to receive email updates to either do so on our contact form on the www.flameoflove.ie website.


MARY: “My little Carmelite, I ask you to continually increase your desire for my Flame of Love…With my Flame of Love, I want to make the home come alive again with love. I want to unite families that are scattered.” (8 August 1962)

Calling ALL MEN – The Flame of Love for MEN

Is the Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary for men? YES, ABSOLUTELY!

I visited one country recently where zealous members of the Movement were concerned that the perception in their country is that the Flame of Love is something old ladies pray in church. I was talking to leaders in another country with a conspicuous lack of men and they said their husbands joked about it being the ladies’ night out to pray. No, no NO! Yes, it’s great that the women are praying but there are two serious problems in viewing the Flame of Love this way.

First, the Flame of Love is so much more than just another prayer devotion. As a prayer devotion, it is one of the most powerful ever given to the Church with its ability to shatter the influence of evil but it is even bigger than that. It is nothing short of our Blessed Mother’s plan to renew the entire Church and world by the effect of Grace. It is on par with the first Pentecost. Shouldn’t men have a part in this?!

Listen to Jesus’ words:

By her [Mary’s] powerful intercession, she obtained from Me for families this great effusion of grace, which she also wants to extend to the whole world. As she said: ‘Nothing comparable to this has happened ever since the Word became Flesh.’ 1

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. 2

1  Elizabeth Kindelmann, The Spiritual Diary (First Edition 2014), 187
2  ibid. 149

And look at how our Blessed Mother describes it:

I assure you, my little one, that I have never before given into your hands such a powerful force of grace, the burning flame of the love of my heart. Ever since the Word became Flesh, I have not undertaken a greater movement than the Flame of Love of my heart who rushes to you. Until now, nothing could blind Satan as much. And it is up to you not to reject it, for this rejection would simply spell disaster. 3

3  ibid. 60

If the first problem is to underestimate the Flame of Love as “just a prayer devotion”, the second is to consign it exclusively to women. The Flame of Love is the greatest force given since Jesus walked the Earth to break the stranglehold of Satan on our families, our countries and our societies – to drive out the influence of evil in the world. IF MEN ARE NOT IN THE VANGUARD OF DRIVING EVIL OUT OF THE WORLD, TELL ME WHO SHOULD BE! Men, this is your calling – your calling to take up spiritual arms and make a difference in this world!

. . . . this priest understood the essential message, which is ‘to blind Satan.’ This is the principal and only purpose of the Flame of Love of the Blessed Virgin. She, herself, promised an outpouring of graces so great as have not happened on earth since the Word became Flesh. 4

4  ibid. 198

Yes, men, if you are not leading the charge to drive out Satan by the effect of grace, who is? The Flame of Love needs you and you need The Flame of Love. Answer the call.

If men are not in the vanguard of driving evil out of the world, tell me who should be!

A Special Note to FATHERS

Fathers, teaching your children to be active participants in grace begins with YOU!

Fathers, it is not enough to try to protect your children in our world; evil is too pervasive and accessible. If all you do is try to protect your children, you will fail. That’s fighting a defensive war and you can’t win a defensive war.

Yes, it is not enough to try to protect our children. We must teach them to go on the offensive; we must make them active participants in the life of grace so that when – not if but when – they are confronted with evil, THEY are the ones driving it out. Yes, the Flame of Love is for children – to bring them deeply into a life of grace – to make them the ones who drive out evil around them.

Fathers, teaching your children to be active participants in grace begins with YOU! You must be an active participant in grace; you must be actively driving evil out from around you; you need to be living the effect of grace of the Flame of Love. You must be the ones who show them the way, not just their mother. When they see YOU living a life of sacrificial love, of making Jesus so present in your life that Satan’s influence is completely driven out, then they will know driving out evil is possible and they will know how to do it.

This is especially true of our sons. You know how much you have been spiritually assaulted and tempted. It is worse for them. Do not leave them without the means to resist. You need to be saints for them; you need to show them the way to holiness and that is what the Flame of Love does; it is a rocket ride to holiness for everyday people. Jesus told Elizabeth Kindelmann:

Do not believe that this is impossible because you are a living proof. I placed you in a family setting, so others could see how they can and ought to live. You serve both the family and God at the same time. 5

ibid. 229

The world needs us to be great saints – not because we are great but because the need is great. Your children need you to be saints to show them that they can be saints. That’s what the Flame of Love does – the greatest outpouring of graces since the Word became flesh. Fathers, be saints for your children by participating in the grace of the Flame of Love. Yes, you need the Flame of Love and the Flame of Love needs you.

The FLAME OF LOVE MOVEMENT and The MONTH OF NOVEMBER: Saving SOULS

During this month of November, we want to remind Flame of Love Devotees and those new to the Flame of Love Movement about Our Blessed Mother’s promise to Elizabeth Kindelmann for the souls of the faithful who are in Purgatory.

The Blessed Mother said to Elizabeth: “Whenever My Flame of Love is invoked and three Hail Mary’s are recited in My honor, a soul is released from Purgatory. During November, the month of the deceased, ten souls will be released from Purgatory for each Hail Mary recited. Suffering souls must also feel the effect of grace of the Flame of Love of My maternal Heart.” (13 October 1962)

My Flame of Love which from My Heart I wish to spread on you in an increasingly large measure also extends to the souls in Purgatory. Pay good attention to what I am saying, write My words down and hand them over to the concerned persons: Families doing the hour of atonement on Thursdays or Fridays will received the special grace of delivering from Purgatory, within eight days, one deceased member of their family after one single day of severe fasting.” [on bread and water] (24 September 1963)

JESUS:Whoever fasts on Monday on bread and water while referring to the Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary delivers the soul of a priest from Purgatory. Also, he who follows that prescription will receive the grace, during the octave following his death, to be delivered from Purgatory by My Mother”.

MARY (added later)“For all those who observe absolute fasting regularly on Monday, they can cease it at 6.00 p.m. But instead, they must pray on the same day a five-decade Rosary for the souls in Purgatory.”

MARY: “The priests who observe the fasting on Monday release during each Holy Mass they celebrate during that week, at the moment of consecration, innumerable souls from Purgatory. The religious and the laity who observe absolute fasting on Monday will deliver during that week, every time they receive Communion and at the time they receive the Sacred Body of the Lord, a host of souls from Purgatory.” (August 15, 1980)

 “You see, My daughter, when the Flame of Love of My Heart is inflamed upon the earth, its outpouring of graces flows out to the dying as well. Satan is blinded and with the help of your fervent prayers, Satan’s fight against the dying will cease. Under the serene beam of My Flame of Love, even the most hardened sinners are converted for I do not want any soul to be lost… Make sure that not a single minute goes by during the night without prayer. As long as there is someone awake and praying in honour of My Flame of Love, I promise you that not a single dying person in their surroundings will be damned. The more fervently you pray, the more thoroughly will Satan be blinded, and the dying soul will find renewed strength to decide wisely as to her future destiny.”

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The Flame of Love has a VIRTUAL PERPETUAL VIGIL ROOM

JESUS: "Let no creature come between us. Write down my words so others realise that they can only possess God if they come far away from all earthly noise."

 The Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary devotees have 24-hour access to a perpetual vigil room! Many people do not know this. Please feel free to respectfully visit. Many have shared that they like to go for their NIGHT VIGILS. When there, you may pray in silence or join in prayer with others as there are times that a cenacle may be using the room from another country.

 

Click on THIS LINK to enter the Perpetual Vigil Room. 

If you would like to Download these Vigil Room Guidelines, please click HERE.

 

GUIDELINES

  • Unlike in a perpetual ADORATION ROOM, in this VIGIL Room, it is not mandatory to remain in complete silence. This is is because it is dedicated to public, communal, vocal prayer.

  • To prevent accidental interruption of prayer, your audio and video are automatically muted when you enter the room. You may unmute if you choose.

  • When entering the room, if a cenacle group in in the process of prayer, please join in!

  • When entering the room, you will be asked to allow access to your microphone and camera, please allow this. (This permission is just for the room and will NOT allow the entire Internet access.)

  • Invite intentions from others at appropriate times (for example, between mysteries.) If the room is empty, you may pray as you like.

  • When others join, please use known prayers such as the Flame of Love Rosary or other associated prayers.

  • If you are leading a prayer and need to depart, please request that someone take your place.

  • If there is excessive noise on your line, one of your Prayerful Companions may mute you. To speak, you will need to unmute.

“I want the holy night vigils – by which I want to save the souls of the dying – to be organised in every parish so there is not even one moment without someone praying in a vigil. This is the instrument that I place in your hands. By this, you and your companions will save the souls of the dying from eternal damnation. By the light of my Flame of Love, Satan will remain blind.” 9 July 1965

Click on THIS LINK to enter the Perpetual Vigil Room. The PDF of the Vigil room Guidelines can  be found HERE.

 

FLAME OF LOVE PRAYERS 

If you would like to have The Flame of Love Prayers handy when you are in the Perpetual Vigil Room, you may download the Irish Cenacle Prayers or the Irish Flame of Love Reference Booklet (which includes the Cenacle Prayers, The Flame of Love 9 Day Novena, The Chaplet of My Adored Jesus and more).

My Adored Jesus, help us to never to lose the desire for holiness and union with You!

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The Flame of Love and THE SALVATION OF SOULS

Ireland has a strong tradition of praying for and making sacrifices for  the Holy Souls in Purgatory, particularly inNovember. Our Lady told Elizabeth that when the Hail Mary was prayed three times including the invocation spread the effect of grace of thy Flame of Love over all humanity a soul would be released from Purgatory.

In November, TEN SOULS are released for each FLAME OF LOVE HAIL MARY.

The Holy Souls undergo a period of purification from sin in Purgatory to attain the holiness needed, through the grace of God, to enter into His presence in Heaven. When the Flame of Love spreads over humanity it also extends to the souls in Purgatory. When we unite ourselves to Jesus in praying the Flame of Love Hail Mary, we play our part in the communion of saints, as pilgrims on earth, in helping those in Purgatory attain full remission. The effect of grace through Jesus is to complete their sanctification and so allow them to take the final step to union with God.

Jesus and Our Lady Promise that through The Flame of Love:

JESUS: Whoever practices this fast will themselves be freed within eight days after their death.

MARY: If a family keeps a holy hour on Thursday or Friday, and someone in that family dies, the person will be freed from Purgatory after one day of the fast kept by a family member.

MARY: I will blind Satan so this Flame will save the dying from eternal damnation.

JESUS: Each time you fast, you will free a priest’s soul from purgatory.

JESUS: Through this prayer, Satan will be blind and souls will not be led into sin.

MARY: If at any moment, someone prays three Hail Mary’s in my honor, while referring to the Flame of Love, they will free a soul from purgatory.

JESUS: With my Flame of Love I want the home to come alive again with love. I want to unite scattered families.

MARY: I, the beautiful Ray of Dawn, will blind Satan. No dying soul should be condemned. My Flame of Love will now be lit.

JESUS: When I encounter one holy person, I pardon many.

MARY: When the Flame of Love pours out, my love will destroy the satanic hatred that contaminates the world. The greatest number of souls will be set free.

JESUS: By observing this fast, priests will be freed from purgatory on the eighth day after their death.

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The FIRST All-Ireland Conference and LAUNCH of the Flame of Love Movement Ireland

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.

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 International Director of Communication and Dissemination – who many may recognise from The Flame of Love training videos).

The Conference was organised by a small volunteer working group and John Sullivan – who travelled to Ireland from his home in the USA fir this official launch. 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 are in the process of establishing the Flame of Love Movement as an Irish Charity and coordinating more efficient communication with all who are interested in learning more about the Flame of Love (this website is one of these methods). We are also making sure to build a database of all interested in hearing about latest developments (Including: our upcoming Formation Retreats, Thursday Global Reparation Hours, introducing New Cenacles through email, social media and a 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! Please let us know if you have begun an in-person Flame of Love Prayer Cenacle (or would like to) and we are grateful to help.