This is my review of the book Flame of Love – a powerful message from our Lord Jesus Christ to be shared with the entire world. A friend of mine recommended reading this book and I am so glad I finally did. The message of the Flame of Love was shared with a Hungarian woman named Elizabeth Kindelmann beginning in 1962.
Elizabeth Kindelmann went through incredible suffering for many years in order that more souls would be saved. She began to hear locutions (the voices of Jesus and Mary in her ear) in 1962. Our Lord Jesus and Mary urged Elizabeth to get “the Cause” moving. “The Cause” is the “Flame of Love of Our Lady’s Heart”. The reason for this is to blind Satan. The vast majority, if not all living people on this planet, are blinded by Satan in one or many ways. This prevents them from freely choosing salvation. One other promise of this devotion is freeing souls from purgatory. With all these promises in mind, the Flame of Love is the greatest grace God has given the world since “the World became Flesh”.
In order to be devoted to the Flame of Love, one must say this prayer: “Spread the effect of grace of Thy Flame of Love over all of humanity”. Our Mother Mary especially wants this prayer inserted into the Hail Mary after the phrase “pray for us sinners.” In addition, the following prayer will blind Satan:
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.
May our ears listen to the silence together.
May our glances profoundly penetrate each other.
May our lips pray together to gain mercy from the Eternal Father.
Central to the Cause is adoration before the Blessed Sacrament, particularly at a nighttime hour, when usually no one is there. Jesus has requested that someone at every parish Church at every hour needs to be adoring the Blessed Sacrament. We are promised by Mary that no one who dies in the parish while someone is adoring will be condemned. This is an incredible mercy that our Lord has given to us. Imagine if we all followed this! Our Lord has also asked for a family holy hour. Finally, there are strict fast days of just bread and water until 6 PM every Monday, Thursday and Friday.
This is obviously a very difficult devotion, especially for someone who is married and with children. That being said, Elizabeth Kindelmann had six children. They were adults by the time she heard her locutions. It is truly amazing that no matter what Jesus and Mary asked of her, she wanted to follow through and her greatest desire was to please God. She went through terrible torments in her body, her emotions, her mind and her soul. The Devil wanted her soul to be his. Many times, she would doubt what she would hear directly from Jesus and Mary because the Devil would try to confuse her. She faced rejection many times from priests trying to share the message of the Flame of Love and this also tormented her for many years. At one point, she even tried to burn her diary pages, but her daughter saw what she was doing and stopped her!
Forming of parish or home prayer groups is needed in order to pass of the Flame. What is also needed is to abandon everything that is not of God. God wants us all to Himself. Elizabeth was given incredible graces to achieve this. This is a lot for the average person, so do not feel defeated. This is meant to be a message of hope to all so that all souls can be saved and so that any souls in purgatory can reach Heaven faster.
Let me know if you have read this and what you think in the comments! Please also check out my other book reviews: A Year Without Made in China, Before Five in a Row, Around the Year With the Von Trapp Family and Homeschooling With Gentleness.