During recent prayer vigils and even 40 Days campaign, a group promoting the Flame of Love prayed a rosary that is different than the normal one we learn.
Basic Background (From the website)
Elizabeth Kindelmann was a laywoman from Budapest, Hungary who died in 1985. She like St. Faustina was given a mission by God and His Mother for His Church to emphasize a special Grace from God for His Church. She was always obedient to priests and bishops. Our Lady told her to gather 12 special pastors, four from within Budapest and 8 from outside the city to start a Movement to spread this special Grace to the whole world. Elizabeth was instructed to keep a Diary, which explains the special Grace, which God calls the “Grace from the Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary” and “the greatest Grace given to mankind since the Incarnation”. God promised that this Grace would be spread to the whole world. In the Diary, our Lady always speaks about the “Cause”, i.e. the Flame of Love Movement . She asks Elizabeth to be zealous and to speak often to these priests about “moving the Cause ahead.” Her priest confessors were sometimes slow to understand and slow to act, even though our Lady asked for action. Yet, they were accepting and sympathetic toward Elizabeth.
Fr. Gabriel Rona, S.J., a Hungarian priest, was also a missionary to Latin America and translated her diary into Spanish. (His book was used for the English translations of both the entire diary and the Simplified Version). He was appointed the Spiritual Director of the Movement for many years. In 1989, Cardinal Echeverria Ruiz (Archdiocese of Guayaquil, Ecuador) approved Fr. Rona’s translation. In 1996, he approved the statutes of the Flame of Love Movement for his archdiocese and asked the Holy Father to approve the Movement for the whole world. Cardinal Stafford, prefect for the Congregation for the Laity, sent a letter encouraging the Cardinal in his work.
Cardinal Peter Erdo, Archbishop of Elizabeth’s Archdiocese of Budapest, went more deeply into the question by establishing a theological commission. In 2009, Cardinal Erdo said that the commission found her writings free from error. He gave his imprimatur; wrote about the importance of this Movement of Grace as a gift from God; and also formally established the Flame of Love as a lay movement in his archdiocese.
Since then, other Hungarian dioceses have done the same, as have other dioceses around the world.In the United States, the Flame of Love Movement is just beginning under the International Pious Association of the Faithful established to spread the Message to the whole world. This association has been in existence for many years in other countries of the world.
Anthony Mullen (who lives in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia where the National Center is located) has been named National Director by the International Association. Archbishop Chaput (Philadelphia) gave his imprimatur to the English translation from the Spanish of the Flame of Love Book released by the Center.
We see ourselves as a grassroots movement, trying to faithfully and prudently put into practice the desires of God and our Mother as described in the Diary. We pledge total loyalty and obedience to the Church. We especially invite all priests and religious to help us to guide this new Movement solely for God’s glory in His Church and according to His Will.
Here are the steps in praying the Flame of Love:
1- Intentions (Our Priests, the Dying, Souls in Purgatory,
Families, Personal Petitions)
2- We offer ourselves to the Heavenly Father thru
all the wounds of our Savior, Jesus Christ:
We kiss the wound of your Sacred Left Hand,
with sorrow deep and true.
We kiss the wound of your Sacred Right Hand,
with sorrow deep and true.
We kiss the wound of your Sacred Left Foot,
with sorrow deep and true.
We kiss the wound of your Sacred Right Foot,
with sorrow deep and true
We kiss the wound of your Sacred Side, with
sorrow deep and true.
3- Pray the Rosary and insert in each Hail Mary
the petition to the Flame of Love:
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.
4- After each decade pray the Fatima prayer, the
prayer to the Holy Spirit, and Sing Ave Maria:
O my Jesus, forgive us our sins. Save us from the
fires of hell. Lead all souls to Heaven, especially
those who are in most need of Thy Mercy.
Come Holy Spirit! Come by means of the power of
the Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
[Sing !Ave Maria”]
5- Hail Holy Queen – Let Us Pray (O God,)
6- Unity Prayer:
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. Amen.
7- My Adorable Jesus,
We ask you to take us in spirit before your
Eucharistic Presence throughout the world.
(pause for silent reflection)
8- Blessed Lady,
Take us and place us where we belong in the
Divine Fire. Share with us your Immaculate
Conception. (pause for silent reflection)
9- Prayer to Saint Joseph:
Oh, Saint Joseph, whose protection is so great, so
strong, so prompt before the throne of God, I place
in you all my interests and desires.
Oh, Saint Joseph, do assist me by your powerful
intercession, and obtain for me from your Divine
Son all spiritual blessings, through Jesus Christ,
our Lord, So that, having engaged here below
your heavenly power, I may offer my thanksgiving
and homage to the most Loving of Fathers.
Oh, Saint Joseph, I never weary contemplating
you and Jesus asleep in your arms; I dare not
approach while He reposes near your heart. Press
Him in my name and kiss his fine head for me and
ask him to return the Kiss when I draw my dying
breath. Saint Joseph, Patron of departed souls, pray
for me. Amen
10- Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel:
Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in
battle. Be our protection against the wickedness
and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him,
we humbly pray; and do Thou, O Prince of the
Heavenly Host, by the Power of God, cast into
hell, Satan and all the evil spirits, who prowl
about the world seeking the ruin of souls.
11- Plenary Indulgence- Pray for the intentions of
the Holy Father (Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be)
12- Meditate on all the wounds of Jesus Christ. Repeat
Step No. 2.
13- Final Blessing # Bless each other with Holy Water
(optional) (form circle, if possible)
*When we say the effect of grace, we include the conversion
of sinners, the blinding of Satan and the New Pentecost and
whatever other gifts God will give to His Church and humanity
through His Mother.
For more information about the Flame of Love, visit: http://www.flameoflove.us/leaders-manual/
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