The devotion to the Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Maryhas its origin in the apparitions and revelations made by the Lord Jesus and the Virgin Mary to Elizabeth Kindelmann, a Hungarian mother of six, between the years 1961 and 1981. Elizabeth died on April 11, 1985. It's through her that the Virgin Mary has put into our hands a new means: The Flame of Love of her Immaculate Heart. These messages received the Imprimateur of Cardinal Ruiz.
The Flame of Love is a pressing invitation and a gift of an exceptional significance that the Lord Jesus and the Virgin Mary gives to our particularly troubled time. It is a pressing invitation, because Satan is playing havoc with the souls he is luring to follow him in great number; and a gift of an exceptional significance, because such a flood of graces has never yet been given since the Word became Flesh, as the Virgin Mary asserted to Elizabeth.
Through the Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the Lord Jesus invites us to take part in his work of salvation by saving the souls, and the Virgin Mary asks us to take part in the blinding of Satan, source of all evil, in order to prevent him from harming the souls. Therefore, saving souls by blinding Satan, that is the goal that the Flame of Love wants to achieve through each one of us. Jesus said to Elizabeth: “ My dear soul, wish me many souls! This is my only prayer: souls! Oh, the souls! How I languish for them! Oh, how I suffer because of the indifference of the souls! ”
The Blessed Virgin Mary urges all of us to do all that we can so that the Flame of Love is spread in the whole world. She said to Elizabeth: “ This Flame full of graces of my Immaculate Heart that I give you must go from heart to heart. It will be the great miracle whose light will blind Satan. ” The Blessed Virgin Mary also said: “ I want the Flame of Love of my Immaculate Heart to be known everywhere, just like my name is known all over the world. ”
Elizabeth once asked: " What is the Flame of Love? " Jesus answered: “ The Flame of Love of my Mother is for you what the ark was for Noah! ” And the Virgin Mary added: “ The Flame of Love of my Immaculate Heart is Jesus-Christ Himself! ”
Unquestionably, we should be grateful for a gift of this magnitude from our Heavenly Mother. To attempt even a minimal comprehension of the significance of this gesture on the human plane is futile. Hence, the times call for us to fall on our knees and seek her solicitude with faith.