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This series of videos, audios, and handouts is to help you learn and live the Devotion of the Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.


Flame of Love Basics - Continuous Repentance

January 29, 2020

This cenacle presentation focuses on the need for continual repentance as part of devotion to the Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  We explore the danger of "good person" syndrome and Jesus' rebuke of "pious" souls.  We discuss the need to "up our game" against the great attack by Satan and why we sometimes hold back.  We see how Jesus and Mary are concentrating the channels of grace in this devotion in order to produce great Saints not because we are great but because the need is great.  We note that we are to repent of our own sins, repent in order to bring others to repentance, and repent for others.  We examine how repentance brings grace and how repentance brings joy.  We finally touch upon the Sacrament of Reconciliation.


Flame of Love Basics - Embracing Suffering - Part 3

March 20, 2020

In this presentation, we briefly reviewed the last two presentations on this topic of embracing suffering to set the context.  We then proceeded to discuss the relationship between embracing suffering and grace.  We explored how grace enables us to embrace our sufferings with joy.  We discussed how a lack of humility blinds us to the value of suffering while love and humility unlock its meaning.


Flame of Love Basics - Embracing Suffering - Part 4

March 20, 2020

In this presentation, we review the relationship between grace, embracing suffering, humility, and love covered in our last presentation.  We then discussed how we do not suffer as an end but as a means.  We suffer in love:

  • ​For the salvation of others
  • To ease Jesus' suffering
  • To bring joy to God
  • For our own good and the good of others

We mentioned how, if that seems strange, we are likely thinking as humans and not as God.  Finally, we examined how and why suffering dramatically increases our growth in grace.




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