The Flame of Love and the great spiritual combat
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
There is not any doubt that we live an era of a very
important spiritual combat which is taking place between the
invisible forces of good and evil. The souls are the object
and the theatre of this important combat. The ferocity of
this combat is completely obvious, but it is much more for
the children of the Light, this multitude of those who
fight, sometimes in a heroic way, in order to persevere and
to progress on the narrow way, that of holiness.
The forces of evil, guided by Satan, are fiercely and
relentlessly unleashing against the children of God. By all
the means at their disposal, they are bursting out by
deceitfully perverting and by undermining at their bases all
the foundations which, for two thousand years, have
constituted the edifice of our faith and Christian morals
established by Christ, and thereafter by His Church under
the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.
As we can see, a new system promoting values contrary to
those taught by Christ is set up. And the examples are
In the light of what precedes, should we deduct that evil
progresses much faster than good? Saint Paul tells us that
where sin abounds, grace abounds even more. And this is
precisely where the Flame of Love intervenes in this combat.
For the Flame of Love is an admirable grace that Heaven puts
at our disposal, particularly in those times we live in. It
is certainly not by chance that this grace was revealed to
Elizabeth Kindelmann right at the beginning of the Sixties
of the last century. This period saw the beginning of the
great spiritual rout of a large number of countries.
Whatever the reasons, the result was identical everywhere:
the start of a revolt against the two thousand year old
values of these civilizations based on Christianity. From
these years onwards, the offensive of the forces of darkness
took such an important scale that the result is felt cruelly
in the new generations, deprived of the knowledge of the
Gospel of Salvation. The Flame of Love is truly the
invaluable armour with which, certain of its power, we can
with confidence face evil in all its forms. The peculiarity
of the Flame of Love is to blind Satan by removing his
harmful power. Elizabeth Kindelmann relates the following in
her Spiritual Diary: "In the evening, it is in vain that I
retired to bed. I could not find rest and sleep did not
close my eyes. An enormous buzz invaded my head and, after a
few moments, I heard a sound similar to that of an ominous
siren. A terrifying smoke started to spiral up in which
unrecognizable figures were moaning, jostling and
staggering, terrorizing each other. Amid the smoke rising up
in spiral appeared an enormous figure that I could not see
because of the grayish smoke, but I could feel it was Satan.
With a frightening howl, he shouted for help: he did not
know what to do. His resistance was weakening, all his
tricks failed and all his attempts proved to be vain. It
lasted only a few minutes. Then, the grace of God
strengthened in me the conscience that the Flame of Love of
the Blessed Virgin must ignite, for it will shake the powers
of hell." (The Spiritual Diary, February 1, 1963)
This is what the grace of the Flame of Love produces because
Heaven wanted to confer to it this particular power. Are we
conscious of this force which is conferred to us? Do we use
it? If we do not make use of it now, when will we do it?
If you are aware of the power of the Flame of Love but do
not make use of it, why not begin today with a greater
determination to set to work its power in order to save
souls, so dear to the Lord Jesus.
The Lord Jesus said to Elizabeth Kindelmann in her Spiritual
Diary: "My dear soul, wish Me many souls! This is My only
prayer: souls! Oh, souls! How I languish for them!"
Many are the means which we can use to implement the power
of the Flame of Love:
Wherever we are and no matter what we do, we can take part
in the blindness of the Evil One and save souls by reciting
a Rosary (or simply one or more Hail Mary) and inserting in
it the petition taught to Elizabeth Kindelmann:
"Spread the effect of
grace of your Flame of Love over all of humanity."
By praying the prayer Christ
taught to Elizabeth
, and He invited her to propagate
it since He considers it to be a powerful means to blind
When we take part in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, if we
are in a state of grace, the Evil one is blinded and the
plenitude of the graces is transmitted to the soul for which
we offer the Holy Mass. The Blessed Virgin: "If you attend a
Holy Mass which is not an obligation for you, and if you are
in a state of grace before God, I will spread the Flame of
Love of My Heart and I will blind Satan during this time. My
graces will run out abundantly on the souls for which you
offer this Holy Mass. The participation in the Sacrifice of
the Holy Mass increases to the highest degree the blindness
(November 22, 1962)
In the accomplishment of our duties, by offering to the Lord
our daily work wherever we are called to: at the office, in
the factory, the hospital, the school or in the voluntary
help that we accomplish. If we are in a state of grace, this
offering will increase the blindness of Satan. "Throughout
the day also, offer your labour for the Glory of God! This
offering, made in a state of grace, also helps to blind
Satan. Live in conformity with My graces so that the
blindness of Satan extends more and more and grows
increasingly larger. If you make good use of the abundant
graces that I bestow upon you, they will make better a
multitude of souls."
(November 30, 1962)
"My little one, you must consider Thursdays and Fridays as
two great days of special grace. These days, those who offer
atonement to My Divine Son will receive a great grace.
During the hours of atonement, the ability of Satan weakens
insofar as the atoning souls beg for the sinners..."
(September 29, 1962)
"When someone does Adoration in a spirit of
atonement or pays a visit to the Blessed Sacrament, as
long as it lasts, Satan loses his power on the parish
souls. Blinded, he ceases to reign on souls."
(November 6 – 7, 1962)
"The one who fasts on bread and water on Mondays releases
each time the soul of a priest from the place of suffering.
He who practices that will receive also the grace to be
released from the place of sorrows less than eight days
after his death."
(Agenda of Monday)
"The priests who observe the fasting on Mondays release
during each Holy Mass they celebrate during that week, at
the moment of Consecration, innumerable souls from
Purgatory. The religious and the laity, who observe absolute
fasting on Monday, will deliver during that week, every time
they receive Communion and at the time they receive the
Sacred Body of the Lord, a host of souls from Purgatory."
(August 15, 1980)
"If at anytime, you recite in My honor three Ave Maria by
calling upon My Flame of Love, each time a soul will be
released from Purgatory. The suffering souls must also feel
the effect of grace of the Flame of Love of My Motherly
(October 13, 1962)
"... with the help of your prayer during your night vigil,
the terrible fight of the dying against Satan will end, and
under the serene beam of My Flame of Love, even the most
hardened sinner is converted."
The pain of the memory of our sins fertilizes also the souls
(August 15, 1964). Even the desire of the salvation of souls
contributes to blind Satan (November 30, 1962), because the
will of the soul is already love (September 15, 1962).
"Satan is sweeping over souls in a vertiginous way. Why not
try to do all you can to prevent that?"
(May 14, 1962)
The Flame of Love Movement
P.S.: The quotations are taken from the Spiritual Diary of