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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


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 – EVERY THURSDAY. As the clock moves to 10PM in each time zone around the world, Flame of Love Members may join in this 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 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.

1 Getting Love Right EMEA

Announcing: New Monthly Online Retreat Series BUILDING ON SOLID ROCK

Our Blessed Mother is calling you to spread the Flame of Love of her Immaculate Heart to drive out evil by the effect of grace!

Announcing “Building on Solid Rock” – a Monthly online Flame of Love Retreat series hosted by John Sullivan, Assistant International Coordinator of the Flame of Love Movement. The first of the four part series begins on Saturday 12th November 2022 at 1PM to 3PM and will be hosted LIVE on the USA YouTube Channel, Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary United States.

This 4-part, monthly online series will be a deep dive into the prayers and practices of the Flame of Love in light of the gospel, the scriptures, and the teachings of the Church to help you spread the Flame of Love to your family, friends, neighbours, and priests.

MARY: “My Flame of Love will blind Satan to the same extent that all of you spread it around the world.”

Attendance is free but registration is required to receive the participation materials.  To register, email your interest to

We will email you the participation materials before each event. 

We pray that we see many of you there as we delve more deeply into our Lady’s Flame of Love. You May download the IRISH PDF Here if you would like to share this invitation with others.

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.”

(November 27, 1963)