Flame of Love

I feel I owe my readers an explanation of why I have embraced the Flame of Love devotion and why I am promoting it—perhaps above other solid devotions that have come to my attention. I must admit that I first heard about this devotion in 2010 and that it took a not-so-gentle nudge from Our Lady four years later to get me to take it seriously!


Why are you promoting the Flame of Love devotion as given to Elizabeth Kindelmann?

Recently I asked our Mother for a certain favor. Then, at morning Mass I asked her what she would like in return. Immediately I felt these words in my heart: “Spread devotion to my Immaculate Heart to the whole world,” and then, “Elizabeth Kindelmann”.

As I said, I had heard of Elizabeth Kindelmann before, but after this experience, I felt compelled to find out all I could. Elizabeth was a Hungarian mother of six who received locutions from Jesus and Mary from 1961-1982. She died in 1985. Before her death she recorded her Spiritual Diary which received the Imprimatur[1] of Cardinal Peter Erdö in 2009, authorizing the publication and propagation of the messages. It has also received Imprimaturs from Bishops in Mexico, Costa Rica, Peru, and the United States.Through Elizabeth Kindelmann, the Virgin Mary placed into our hands a new means to BLIND[2] Satan: the Flame of Love of Her Immaculate Heart. She told Elizabeth[3]:

“You must strive to participate in the blinding of Satan! I need you, individually as well as collectively. Any delay must be ruled out, for Satan will be blinded to the extent of your participation…

“This is a grave responsibility. But your effort will not be in vain. If the whole world is united to Me, the soft light of My Flame of Love will then burn and set the globe aflame. Satan will be humiliated and made incapable of using his power any longer, provided this time of preparation is not indefinitely prolonged! No, do not prolong it! Do not procrastinate in response to My holy requests!”

“My daughter, I am providing you with so powerful a grace: the burning Flame of Love from My Heart, that has never before been offered as it is now. Ever since the Word became Flesh, I have not undertaken a greater movement than the Flame of Love from My Heart who rushes to you. Till now, nothing could blind Satan as much. And it is up to you not to reject it, for this rejection would simply spell disaster.”

The method for blinding Satan is quite simple. Any time we pray the Rosary, we are to add a special supplication to each Hail Mary as follows:

“Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with Thee, blessed are Thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of Thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, spread the effect of grace of Thy Flame of Love over all of humanity, now and at the hour of our death. Amen. “With this prayer, you will blind Satan.”

The Diary also tells of the importance of the Mass, of fasting, and of offering our daily works in this mission of the Flame of Love.

The more I read the Diary, the more the Flame grew in my heart, and the more it confirmed for me a great many of the messages I had been given through my own prayer journal.

I feel that one of the points in Elizabeth Kindelmann’s favour is all that she suffered for the sake of the Flame of Love. Her life before receiving the locutions was unbelievably hard, and then at a time in her life when she could have been taking some ease, the Lord and His Mother began to speak to her the Flame of Love and asked her to suffer and sacrifice for it. She accepted and to her death lived a life of patient penance and suffering. Her martyrdom was invisible but very real.


Isn’t this a private revelation? Why should I follow it above other private revelations?

This devotion is based on private revelation and to be sure the Church does not oblige us to believe in even approved private revelation, such as those at Lourdes or Fatima. Regarding private revelation, the Catechism states (my emphasis in bold):

66 The Christian economy, therefore, since it is the new and definitive Covenant, will never pass away; and no new public revelation is to be expected before the glorious manifestation of our Lord Jesus Christ.”28 Yet even if Revelation is already complete, it has not been made completely explicit; it remains for Christian faith gradually to grasp its full significance over the course of the centuries.

67 Throughout the ages, there have been so-called “private” revelations, some of which have been recognized by the authority of the Church. They do not belong, however, to the deposit of faith. It is not their role to improve or complete Christ’s definitive Revelation, but to help live more fully by it in a certain period of history. Guided by the Magisterium of the Church, the sensus fidelium knows how to discern and welcome in these revelations whatever constitutes an authentic call of Christ or his saints to the Church.

In all ages it is important to read the signs of the times, to watch and pray. So even though the Church does not oblige us to believe in private revelations, there are times when it seems absolutely prudent. Anyone who does follow the Church-approved apparitions of Our Lady beginning with those to Catherine Labouré in 1830 through to the present day, may see Our Lady as the new John the Baptist calling the world to repentance, warning us of the consequences of our sins and exhorting us to do penance for the salvation of souls.

Father Gabriel Róna, S.J. (International Spiritual Advisor of The Flame of Love Movement from August 2008 to August 2012) explains the progression[4]: “For the revelations of the Marian era started in Paris in 1830 with the apparition of the Virgin Mary to Saint Catherine Labouré and continued with La Salette, Lourdes, Fatima, and we believe humbly that by the Flame of Love, they constitute a progressive revelation and each time deeper of the mission of the Mother of God and of the mystery of her Immaculate Heart.”

Jesus told St. Faustina that we are living in the days of mercy that precede the Day of Judgment. Something is definitely afoot in the spiritual realm in our day. Heaven is visiting earth in unprecedented ways. That Our Lady is soiling her pure feet to visit the earth once again is a very great sacrifice of love on her part, and a very great mercy for us. She continues to offer us ways to mitigate the dire consequences that sin has purchased for the world, ways which greatly have to do with atonement to the much-wounded Heart of Jesus. In the words of Our Lady of Lourdes, reiterated by the angel at Fatima: “Penance! Penance! Penance!”


Adding words to the Rosary is a BIG DEAL. So, is this the end of the rosary? The Hail Mary as we all learned it?

Elizabeth Kindelmann’s own Bishop asked the question: Why? Here is an excerpt from www.theflameoflove.org:

The bishop asked Elizabeth: “Why should we recite the very old Ave Maria differently?”On February 2, 1982, the Lord answered: “It is exclusively thanks to the effective petitions of the Blessed Virgin that the Most Holy Trinity granted the overflowing of the Flame of Love. By it, ask in the prayer with which you greet My Most Holy Mother: “spread the effect of grace of Thy Flame of Love over all of humanity, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.” So that, by its action, humanity is converted.”

The Most Blessed Virgin added: “I do not want to change the prayer by which you honour me; by this petition, I want rather to shake humanity. This is not a new prayer formula; it must be a constant petition.” (Spiritual Diary, October 1962)

The Rosary itself falls under the category of private revelation since it was given by Our Lady to St. Dominic. Can Mary not now, with the extraordinary rise of evil in our day, give us a new and more powerful way to defeat it—a way to BLIND Satan? For St. Paul tells us, “Where sin abounds, grace abounds all the more.” (Rom 5:20) The Rosary was given to St. Dominic in a time when Satan was restrained. Now the restrainer has been lifted, but we are not left orphaned. We are given a new, more powerful spiritual weapon with which to defeat him.


What exactly is the Flame of Love?

Elizabeth once asked Jesus and Mary what exactly is the “Flame of Love”. Jesus responded: “My Mother’s Flame of Love is for you what the Noah’s Ark was for Noah.” And the Blessed Virgin Mary added: “The Flame of Love of My Immaculate Heart is Jesus Christ Himself!”

I believe the importance of this devotion in our day cannot be overstated. Our Lady spoke of a coming tribulation (which undoubtedly has already begun) and an illumination:

The Virgin Mary: “This Flame of Graces coming from My Immaculate Heart must go from heart to heart. It will be the Great Miracle whose Light will blind Satan. It is the Fire of Love and of the Union. We shall fight fire with fire: the fire of hate with the Fire of Love! I obtained this Grace from the Eternal Father on your behalf by virtue of the Five Blessed Wounds of My Divine Son.”

 “In the tribulation that is about to begin, I will remain with you. I am your Mother. I can and will help you. Soon, you will see My Flame of Love gushing forth everywhere, illuminating the heavens, the earth, and even darkened and slumbering souls. But what sorrow it is for Me to have to watch so many of My children throw themselves into Hell!”

“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.

“The earth has been covered in darkness because of the lack of faith in the soul of humanity and therefore will experience a great jolt. Following that, people will believe. This jolt, by the power of faith, will create a new world. Through the Flame of Love of the Blessed Virgin, faith will take root in souls, and the face of the earth will be renewed, because ‘nothing like it has happened ever since the Word become Flesh.’ The Renewal of the earth, although flooded with sufferings, will come about by the power of intercession of the Blessed Virgin.”


What does it mean that Satan is “blinded”?

In this excerpt, Our Lady allowed Elizabeth to see what were the effects of her prayers and sacrifices in the spiritual realm.

“(Mary) permitted me to feel in a wonderful way the effects of grace of her Flame of Love which, at that moment, were felt not just by me, but by all the souls in the country. Then she began to speak.

“Mary: ‘Now, Satan has been blinded for some hours and has ceased dominating souls. Lust is the sin making so many victims. Because Satan is now powerless and blind, the evil spirits are set and inert, as if they have fallen into lethargy. They do not understand what is happening. Satan has stopped giving them orders. Consequently, souls are freed from the domination of the Evil One and are making sound resolutions. Once those millions of souls emerge from this event, they will be much stronger in their resolve to stay firm.’”


Why are Jesus and Mary asking this of us?

The Lord is honouring us by allowing us to participate in His work of redemption. Our Beloved Mother does not want to lose children to eternal suffering. She is asking for help in the time of mercy that precedes the time of judgment. She is giving us an unprecedented weapon in the battle for souls. By uniting our will to the Divine Will through the Flame of Love, we are able to help Jesus and Mary keep souls from falling into hell.

Several years back I read something from St. Bernard of Clairvaux that has stayed with me:

“(The saints and angels) each have their special care for you: the saints because they will not themselves be made perfect without you; the angels because without you their full number cannot be restored, for, as you all know, when Satan and his myrmidons fell from heaven, the number of the heavenly host was greatly diminished. Thus all things await their consummation from you, some the completion of their numbers, others the fulfillment of their desires.” (Sermon 77, #4)

So, there is a matter of filling in the spaces made empty in heaven when the angels fell. Is it any wonder the evil one has promoted contraception and abortion? Is it any wonder he hates us so much? Once the ranks have been filled, the end will come for him and his minions. As I said, this concept of “filling in the ranks” has stayed with me for many years. I was surprised to find it echoed in Elizabeth’s Diary in this beautiful message to mothers:

Jesus: “What I am saying now is for you and all mothers who work according to My Heart. Your work is not of less value than that of persons raised to the highest priestly dignity. Mothers of families, you must understand your sublime vocation to populate My Kingdom and to fill the places left vacant by the fallen angels. Each step of My Holy Mother the Church starts from your heart and your lap. My Kingdom grows inasmuch as you, mothers, nurture the created souls. You have the greatest work requiring a heightened sense of responsibility. Be fully aware that I have placed in your hands the task of leading a multitude of souls to eternal salvation.”

Through her Flame of Love, Our Lady wants also to protect families and heal those that are scattered: “With my Flame of Love, I want to make the home come alive again with love. I want to unite families that are scattered.”   As a powerful means to blind the evil one, there is also the prayer taught by the Lord to Elizabeth http://www.theflameoflove.org/jesus_prayer.html.

This seems to be yet another new devotion surfacing. Isn’t the Rosary sufficient? The Divine Mercy Chaplet? The “Divine Will” of Luisa Piccarretta? “Mary, Undoer of Knots”? The “Marian Movement of Priests”? The way suggested by Our Lady of Medjugorie? Old-fashioned devotion to the Sacred Heart and the promises attached to the First Fridays and First Saturdays?

This is not a new devotion. The Flame of Love was first ignited in 1962 in Hungary. I has spread to Europe, South America, Mexico, and has relatively recently been ignited in North America. In 1973, Pope Paul VI personally approved the Prayer for the propagation of the Flame of Love. It has taken some 30 years for the Flame to ignite in North America.

As I read the Spiritual Diary, I see the Flame of Love devotion connecting a lot of dots. Its golden thread loops around and between other Marian devotions, the Divine Mercy, Luisa Piccarreta and the Divine Will, the Era of Peace, the Illumination, the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart. They are all parts of the same holy tapestry. As with so many things Catholic, it’s not one or the other, it is the Holy Spirit uniting all. Not competition, but complementarity.

I believe the Flame of Love is a critical message unique and specific to our times. I further believe it is the vehicle whereby the promise of Our Lady of Fatima will be fulfilled: “In the end my Immaculate Heart will triumph!” In the Diary there is the promise of a worldwide conversion leading to an Era of Peace.

“The Lord Jesus: ‘I could compare this torrential flood to the first Pentecost. It will submerge the earth by the power of the Holy Spirit. All mankind will take heed at the time of this great miracle. Here comes the torrential flow of the Flame of Love of My Most Holy Mother. The world, darkened already by the lack of faith, will undergo formidable tremors and then people will believe!

‘These jolts will give rise to a new world by the power of faith. Trust, confirmed by faith, will take root in souls and the face of the earth will thus be renewed. For never has such a flow of grace ever been given since the Word became Flesh.’

This devotion has ecclesial approval, and there is nothing I have read that has sounded alarms for me. To be honest, my initial reluctance—the reason it took me four years for me to embrace the devotion—had to do with adding an extra few minutes to the recitation of the rosary. How easy it is for the evil one to discourage us—he knows our weaknesses so well. What are a few minutes of my time when the promises are so unimaginably beautiful and powerful?


What about the Pelianito messages? How do they fit in?

I find many of the themes in the Diary echoed in the pages of my journal, themes such as the importance of unity, the critical importance of prayer and sacrifice for souls, devotion to the Immaculate Heart. In a very startling similarity, when I first started hearing the Lord speaking to my heart, I felt him tell me in reference to his Precious Blood, “I am the Universal Donor.” I was quite shocked to read in the spiritual diary (January 16, 1964) this entry: “During Holy Mass and after Holy Communion, the Lord Jesus spoke of the power of His Precious Blood. Jesus: ‘I am the great Donor of blood….’”

The Lord is using any and all means possible to try to reach as many souls as he can, so that the work of salvation may be accomplished in us and through us. I see now that the messages in my journal prepared my heart to receive the Flame of Love, and it is my fervent prayer that it has also done so for others who have read them.


Judges 6:11 – 7:25 The Battle of Gideon

As I pondered the words of Elizabeth’s Diary, the story of Gideon kept coming to mind. I encourage you to read the whole amazing story (referenced above). In short, the enemy of God’s people, the Midianites, Amalekites, and Kedemites, had amassed in the valley. They were “as numerous as locusts”. Meanwhile, God had chosen an unlikely general—Gideon, whose “army” he proceeded to whittle down from 10,000 to a mere 300 men. The enemy had swords and spears. God armed Gideon’s little band with horns, jars and torches! God’s strategy was for the 300 men in Gideon’s army to encircle the camp, break their jars and blow their horns shouting, “For the Lord and for Gideon!” Imagine the courage and faith it took for those 300 men to fall in with such an outlandish plan! God rewarded their faith with an unimaginable victory. The enemy soldiers were thrown into confusion; they turned their swords on one another and fled. There was no doubt who had won the battle. It was God’s victory.

I see the same process at work in the Flame of Love. It is another of the Lord’s outlandish plans. The humble Mother of God, the “Woman,” chooses the humblest of women on earth to lead the charge. A rag-tag band of souls who accept the mission are given a secret weapon, a torch, the Flame of Love with which to throw the enemy camp into confusion. Against all odds, a few pitiful soldiers put to flight an army as numerous as locusts. “For the Lord and for Mary!” It is a crushing humiliation for the enemy whose pride has been his undoing since the beginning.

This is how I see the Flame of Love acting in us and through us. This is why I am promoting it. God be praised!

At Holy Thursday Adoration I received the following message which I did not post to my blog as I felt it was personal to me (but perhaps I was mistaken about that!):

Leviticus 26:8 Five of you shall give chase to a hundred, and a hundred of you shall give chase to ten thousand; your enemies shall fall before you by the sword.

“Beloved little one I hold you in the palm of my hand. Let me use you in new ways. Let my power, the power of my love, course through your veins. Let it fill you with joy, strength, and purpose. I mean to use you, my little one, in new ways. You will be amazed. Do not limit me by your doubt, but let my Holy Spirit fill you with confidence. Remember that I am faithful. Do not dwell on your own weakness but live in my strength. I have great need of souls who will surrender their lives to me. Are you such a one?”

Jesus, remove from me anything that does not belong completely to you. Blessed Mother I take your “fiat” to be my own. Jesus I long to live in your strength. Give me the power of your love. Jesus I trust in you. Amen. Thank you Jesus.

The Flame of Love spreads from heart to heart. That is how Jesus and His Mother want it to spread. It is quite clear in the Diary.  Having said that, I read somewhere on the Flame of Love website that the prayer should not be prayed publicly without the permission of the pastor of that parish.  The Lord will show us those with whom he wishes us to share the Flame. It spreads from heart to heart but hearts must be receptive.

From my heart to yours, may Our Mother’s Flame of Love ignite in you and spread to all those God has placed in your path. Jesus we trust in you. Save souls!

See also Anthony Mullen’s website: http://www.flameoflove.us/.

[1] http://www.theflameoflove.org/imprimatur.html

[2]All bold text is my emphasis.

[3]Excerpts are from Elizabeth Kindelmann’s Spiritual Diary, some of which may be found on www.flameoflove.org.

[4]Complete article here.


41 thoughts on “Flame of Love

  1. There was recently a Flame of Love conference in Philadelphia. The talks are now posted at http://www.flameoflove.us under the resource tab and are quite good about promoting this devotion. I was not able to attend due to work but thought these would be inspiring for us.


    1. God Bless you and thank you. I am sharing and praying during Eucharistic Adoration, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Also after Sunday mass. We pray the rosary and Devine mercy chaplet. Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Rowlett Tx USA. Our Chapel is 118 years old

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  2. Thanks for your post. I follow your writings and believe they are inspired. I have also followed the flame of love devotion, stopped it, and recently was drawn back into it by another person. Your post here really helps confirm that this is a devotion worth following. Thanks for your faithfulness.



    1. God bless you Matt. I had to be coaxed as well. Mea culpa! I hope this message helps a lot of souls to embrace this devotion. I truly believe it is critical for our time. Peace to you and yours.


  3. God works in mysterious ways – I had The Flame of Love book in my car ,found it this morning , picked it up & said to myself “I need to read this” & brought into my home. Checked my email & came across this blog – no coincidences !
    God is good, all of the time!
    He speaks to us always , we need to pause & be aware
    Thank you for your web site
    God bless


    1. Michelle, Our Lady is speaking to us in a particular way through this devotion and she is often leaving little doubt of her calling! Praised be Jesus in His Holy and Immaculate Mother!


  4. I first became aware of the Flame of Love devotions in the late 90’s. Wondered how come Peli began to mention with such gusto. Now I realise, the old leaflet I had read must have been before more official literature became available in USA and Canada.

    There were two prayers I have held since that time. Wonder if they appear on the site somewhere.

    First prayer. “Oh Flame of Love in the Immaculate Heart of Mary, please fill the whole world with your Immaculate Hearts’ flame of love.”
    I remember reading, by this prayer, it is like making ‘acts of contrition’ for the many souls who do not make acts of contrition in reparation for sins against our God.

    The second prayer I have held since that time.
    “Star of the sea, please visit the poor souls in the prison of purgatory.”
    I remember reading if we offer this prayer before Holy Rosary, one soul will be helped in purgatory all through the year for every Hail Mary in the Rosary. And when we offer this prayer before Holy Rosary in November, 10 souls will be helped for each Hail Mary.

    The other encouragement I had read on the ‘Jesus King of all Nations’ devotion site was. Our Lord when asked why so many devotions, replied something like. We should be thinking of the great variety of devotions and the treasure chest of choices. Some are more drawn to one devotion or another. And many devotions compliment one another.
    Sorry. I have gone on too much.

    Merciful Jesus, I trust in Thee.


    1. My impetus was a direct call of Our Lady! I believe the timing for me had to do with the days we are in. Never has it been so important that souls offer these prayers. As for translations, it is always good to go with the official sources. Fr. Rona, the translator of the latest book has written aboit that on http://theflameoflove.org/. Scroll down to IMPORTANT CORRECTION TO THE PETITION OF THE FLAME OF LOVE.

      Not to discount the prayers you have been praying Julia. Praise God you have been praying them for 20 years!


  5. Thank you so much dear Peli.

    Indeed I believe the goodness and graciousness of our dear Heavenly Mother who undoubtedly knows my efforts were based on the information made known to me at the time.

    I offered the Luminous mysteries of Holy Rosary last evening using the Flame of Love petition as prescribed. It will take me a while to focus on the meditations in light of the additional words of petition; but with the grace of God this beautiful urgent petition will begin to open up fresh inspirations and with Blessed Mothers help, my efforts will assist in her call for this petition to be practised in our dire times.

    Merciful Jesus, I trust in Thee.





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  7. I went to the conference in Philadelphia It was wonderful. The speakers were excellent and explained the devotion thoroughly. I am convinced of the power of this devotion and have incorporated the prayer into my Hail Mary. I felt the flame was ignited in my heart and I am gradually adding fasting to my life. Since I’ve never been able to do that before, I am aware that Mary is calling me and helping me to do it. If you’re reading this, I encourage you to learn more about the devotion and follow the website. Lets help our mother by this prayer. It is literally spreading like wildfire in Canada and the US.


  8. Hello pelianito
    Here is the surrender prayers that our Lord gave to the italian holy priest.
    This novena prayer was said by many this past Christmas. It was given to us by Cathy Nolan of Mary TV ….they are the people who do the live streaming for all from Medjugore.
    I hope this helps all. It is so simple …..now I just say …oh Jesus I surrender my all to you…..please take care of everything!!!

    O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything!(10 times)

    Let us pray 7 Our Fathers, 7 Hail Marys and 7 Glory bes…

    1. Why do you confuse yourselves by worrying? Leave the care of your affairs to me and everything will be peaceful. I say to you in truth that every act of true, blind, complete surrender to me produces the effect that you desire and resolves all difficult situations.

    2. Surrender to me does not mean to fret, to be upset, or to lose hope, nor does it mean offering to me a worried prayer asking me to follow you and change your worry into prayer. It is against this surrender, deeply against it, to worry, to be nervous and to desire to think about the consequences of anything. It is like the confusion that children feel when they ask their mother to see to their needs, and then try to take care of those needs for themselves so that their childlike efforts get in their mother’s way.

    Surrender means to placidly close the eyes of the soul, to turn away from thoughts of tribulation and to put yourself in my care, so that only I act. Saying “You take care of it.”

    3. How many things I do when the soul, in so much spiritual and material need turns to me, looks at me and says to me; “You take care of it,” then close its eyes and rests. In pain you pray for me to act, but that I act in the way you want. You do not turn to me, instead, you want me to adapt to your ideas. You are not sick people who ask the doctor to cure you, but rather sick people who tell the doctor how to [cure you]. So do not act this way, but pray as I taught you in the Our Father: “Hallowed be thy Name”, that is, be glorified in my need. “Thy kingdom come”, that is, let all that is in us and in the world be in accord with your kingdom. “Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven”, that is, in our need, decide as you see fit for our temporal and eternal life.

    If you say to me truly: “Thy will be done”. Which is the same as saying: “You take care of it”. I will intervene with all my omnipotence, and I will resolve the most difficult situations.

    4. You see evil growing instead of weakening? Do not worry, Close your eyes and say to me with faith: “Thy will be done, You take care of it.” I say to you that I will take care of it, and that I will intervene as does a doctor and I will accomplish miracles when they are needed. Do you see that the sick person is getting worse? Do not be upset, but close your eyes and say “You take care of it.” I say to you that I will take care of it, and that there is no medicine more powerful than my loving intervention. By my love, I promise this to you.

    5. And when I must lead you on a path different from the one you see, I will prepare you; I will carry you in my arms; I will let you find yourself, like children who have fallen asleep in their mother’s arms, on the other bank of the river.
    What troubles you and hurts you immensely are your reason, your thoughts and worry, and your desire at all costs to deal with what afflicts you.

    6. You are sleepless; you want to judge everything, direct everything and see to everything and you surrender to human strength, or worse- to men themselves, trusting in their intervention,- this is what hinders my words and my views. Oh how much I wish from you this surrender, to help you and how I suffer when I see you so agitated!

    Satan tries to do exactly this: to agitate you and to remove you from my protection and to throw you into the jaws of human initiative. So, trust only in me, rest in me, surrender to me in everything.

    7. I perform miracles in proportion to your full surrender to me and to your not thinking of yourselves. I sow treasure troves of graces when you are in the deepest poverty. No person of reason, no thinker, has ever performed miracles, not even among the saints. He does divine works whosoever surrenders to God. So don’t think about it anymore, because you mind is acute and for you it is very hard to see evil and to trust in me and to not think of yourself. Do this for all your needs, do this all of you and you will see great continual silent miracles. I will take care of things, I promise this to you.

    8. Close your eyes and let yourself be carried away on the flowing current of my grace; close your eyes and do not think of the present, turning your thoughts away from the future just as you would from temptation. Repose in me, believing in my goodness, and I promise you by my love that if you say “You take care of it.” I will take care of it all; I will console you, liberate you and guide you.

    9. Pray always in readiness to surrender, and you will receive from it great peace and great rewards, even when I confer on you the grace of immolation, of repentance and of love. Then what does suffering matter? It seems impossible to you? Close your eyes and say with all your soul, “Jesus, you take care of it.” Do not be afraid, I will take care of things and you will bless my name by humbling yourself. A thousand prayers cannot equal one single act of surrender, remember this well. There is no novena more effective than this: “O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything!”


  9. Pelianito,

    I just wanted to thank you for your encouragement. Currently, my family still prays a traditional Rosary each day with no Flame of Love insert in our Hail Marys. However, I personally have added a second Rosary, praying the Hail Marys as Our Lady requested through Elizabeth. I’m open to Mary nudging me to bring Geralyn and Danny on board and add it to the family Rosary…one step at a time!

    May Jesus continue to bless your ministry!


    1. Lovely Terry! Something I do when the rosary is prayed in two parts, I pray, “Spread the effect of grace of thy Flame of Love over all of humanity” while the other person is praying their part of the Hail Mary. It takes some practise but in the Divine Will we are able to bring all the other prayer partners into the Flame of Love prayer. St. Louis Marie De Montfort in his “Admirable Secret of the Rosary” says this:

      132 This way of (communal) praying is of the greatest benefit to us:
      1 because our minds are usually more alert during public
      prayer than when we pray alone;
      2 when we pray in common, the prayer of each one belongs
      to the whole group and make all together but one prayer,
      so that if one person is not praying well, someone else in the
      same gathering who is praying better makes up for his deficiency.
      In the same way, those who are strong uphold the weak, those who
      are fervent inspire the lukewarm, the rich enrich the poor, the
      bad are merged with the good. How can a measure of cockle be
      sold? This can be done very easily by mixing it with four or five
      bushels of good wheat.
      3 One who says his Rosary alone only gains the merit of
      one Rosary; but if he says it with thirty other people he gains
      the merit of thirty Rosaries. This is the law of public prayer.
      How profitable, how advantageous this is!

      So those that are strong uphold the weak, and what could be stronger than the Flame of Love prayer! 🙂


  10. I am planning on incorporating the fasting and prayer practices of this devotion of my Lent Plan to the degree I can- I attended a program recently about the Flame of Love at Our Parish and also a prayer meeting and Mass in Philadelphia at the Basilica on the Feast of the Presentation which is the feast day of the Flame of Love. The movement is taking off here in the Philadelphia area and I believe that anything we can do to help Our Lady at this critical time is very important. There are some wonderful resources for those who want to follow this devotion at http://www.flameoflove.us




  11. My children and i received the flame of Love in our house back in oct 2014. The prayers were beautiful and truly this devotion is very powerful. Our Lady came , the statue of the Flame of Love., to our house and stayed with us for a week. Most of my prayer group has received the Flame of Love and persevering in keeping our homes Sanctuaries of our Lady. We also had a vigil the night before the Feast and the kids were leading the rosary in the Most Blessed Sacrament. We are blessed!


  12. Hi all, I have started a virtual prayer cenacle dedicated to the Flame of Love devotion on Facebook. Feel free to join us. I will be posting weekly the Flame of Love prayer, daily Rosary meditations, and an excerpt each day from the Diary with a prayer meditation. I would love for you all to bring your prayer intentions. Thank you and thank you Janet for bringing me to this devotion!



  13. I just received the diary. I read it over the past two days. It says a lot of things which fill you with hope, some which are mentioned by you, Peli.
    I’m looking for people who are interested in praying together. I hope one of my friends will start a group with me.


  14. I have read the flame of love. Thank you for answering many of the questions I had especially about the rosary. I wondered if you have read about Our Lady of Good Success of Quito, Ecuador? This apparition has been approved. But the reason I mention it is because of the feast day….the flame of love and Our Lady of Good Success is February 2. 😊


    1. Catholicmommia I am happy to have answered your questions. I am not an authority however, just feel very drawn to the devotion. I recommend http://www.flameoflove.us/ and Anthony Mullen’s blog https://divineantidote.wordpress.com/. If you have any other questions, he would be the person to ask!

      As for Our Lady of Good Success, I have heard of the devotion, but have not studied it. One of my weaknesses is not being able to retain and sort out details, so I can read about something and weeks later read it again and it’s new to me. God help me when I get old! That is no coincidence about the dates, though. One thing God is doing in our day is tying up the loose ends. Everything is coming together–praised be Jesus! I will look up OLGS again. Thanks!


  15. I need you to know:



    FEATURING: Johnnette Benkovick EWTN Host Dr. Mark Miravalle Franciscan University- Hugh Owen, John Paul ll Institute Tony Mullen, National Director of Flame of Love Chuck Webster, Radio Maria Host Spiritual Director Msgr. Ralph Chieffo

    I have been trying to e-mail you with this. Mimi


  16. Good Morning Pelanito, I belong to the Marian Movement of Priests in my church we meet on Monday nights and one of the girls has a real devotion to the flame of Love. I could not wrap my head around it or should I say my heart until this post. I have been praying to Love our Lord more and I was unable to go to mass today ( have to go tonight) now I know why, I was meant to read this post which I don’t always read but because of your e-mail I was able to get to your sight and read this. God Bless you and I am still praying for your husband I also had a situation like yours but mine was alcohol and abuse so I have walked in those shoes, I know how important prayer is in that situation, It saved my life. God bless you and Thank you for being open to our heavenly family. Cathy


    1. Bless you Cathy for your words of encouragement! Praise God that he has helped you to understand the Flame of Love devotion. I see how the Lord is drawing all these devotions together, pulling the cords tighter so to speak. Fr. Iannuzzi has a video that is quite brilliant in its explanation of the writings of Luisa Piccarreta on the Divine Will. Fr. Iannuzzi has impressive credentials and is authorized to teach on the Divine Will. In this video he explains it in a way that is very understandable and in my experience makes the heart quicken. Here is the link. It is just over 2 hours long. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWjIuQU_pyw


  17. I prayed directly before the Blessed Sacrament on my knees today. I am such a one. I AM IN!!! Thanks be to our loving God who in His goodness seeks out the little to help the others. I am humbled by this gift.


  18. Hello everyone!

    This is Val Parisi from Flame of Love Leadership Team in Philadelphia. I have been sending out daily meditations which I have also been posting also to the Facebook Page which contain snippets of the Diary combined with the Daily Mass Readings. They are for encouragement and to help us get closer to Our Lord and Our Lady each day. I have put them up on a corner of a web site I have for work- please feel free to check them out and download them- they are free and meant to be shared!



    1. Thank you for sharing this Val. I have only read a few entries, but what I have read so far seems very edifying. Bless you for spreading the Flame of Love devotion and for being obedient to the call of God. As I have not read the entire collection of reflections, I cannot vouch for the whole thing, but leave the judgment of it to God and the reader. Peace to all.

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