From Kielty Oberlin, National Director Flame of Love Movement IRELAND
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.
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)