THE FLAME OF LOVE
OF THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY MOVEMENT
In accordance with the wish of the Blessed Virgin Mary to
propagate and promote throughout the world the devotion to
the Flame of Love of her Immaculate Heart, the Flame of Love
Movement, fully obedient to the Catholic Church, came into
being in several countries, starting in the Americas, Africa
and some European countries. The current International
Director of the Flame of Love Movement is Győző
Kindelmann, who is located in Hungary. Our current
International Spiritual Advisor is Fr. Gábor Kemenes.
What is the Flame of Love Movement and what is its
mission within the Church?
- The Flame of Love Movement is a Catholic Marian
Movement inspired by the Blessed Virgin Mary and wishing to
participate in the salvation of all humanity under the
guidance of the Church.
- The mission of the Movement is to evangelize, particularly
the families, with the Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart
of Mary, living and spreading Her message, so that the Love
of the Eternal Father and of the Sacred Heart of Jesus set
all hearts on fire.
Even though the devotion of the Flame of Love is known in
many countries throughout the world, currently, the Movement
is officially established in several countries of the
Americas, of Africa and in Hungary.
The internal structure of the Movement is made up of several
levels of responsibility, beginning with the International
Director who is at the top of the structure and an
International Spiritual Director.
The role of the International
Director is to establish
relations with the hierarchy of the Church, to maintain the
unity within the Movement, to appoint the National
Coordinators, etc. He is assisted by an International
The International Spiritual Director advises and accompanies
spiritually the members of the Movement.
In each country where the Movement is established, a
National Coordinator is appointed. He is to insure smooth
running of the Movement in the country, particularly the
relations with the Church, promote the spiritual life of the
Movement centered on the Holy Eucharist, preserve the purity
of the message of the Flame of Love, promote the unity,
approve the publications, appoint the Diocesans
The Diocesans Coordinators will maintain contacts with the
cenacles of prayer guides, organize the various retreats
and activities, participate in the diocesan Council of the
In Canada, the Movement had its beginnings in 1998 with two
main prayer groups in Longueuil and Montreal, in the
Province of Quebec.
In each country where it is established,
the Movement adopts the legal form required by the
legislation concerning groups or associations, and the
fiscal policy of the country. In Canada, the Movement is a
non-profit organization known as 'The Flame of Love of the
Immaculate Heart of Mary Inc.'
On the international level, the leaders of the Movement meet every three years
in a different country to discuss subjects of an internal nature to the Movement
and to maintain the unity in the diversity of the languages and cultures,
according to what the Spirit inspires. Currently, the Movement puts
the final key at the preparations necessary to present to the Holy See
its project of internal statutes for end of approval and recognition
of the Movement as an Association of the Faithful.