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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 - Blinding Satan

October 24, 2019

Blinding Satan by the great outpouring of grace for the salvation of souls is the purpose for the Flame of Love devotion.  This cenacle presentation discusses what that means.


Flame of Love Basics - The Unity Prayer

November 6, 2019

This cenacle presentation explores the way Jesus expounds and explains the Unity Prayer throughout the Spiritual Diary.  We see that it is not at all a pleasant prayer of "you and me, Jesus," but rather a call to profound sacrifice in union with Him for the salvation of souls.


Flame of Love Basics - Embracing Suffering - Part 1

March 4, 2020

This is the first of a multi-part presentation on the largest single topic in the Spiritual Diary, viz., Embracing Suffering.  We take a quick look at just a few stunning statements in the Diary in this regard but realize we need to establish a foundation and context before this discussion on suffering will make sense.  That foundation is a proper understanding of love.  We look at ways we misunderstand love and contrast God's love and human love to show how our human love is entirely inadequate for the eternity and forgiveness of Heaven.  We examine the impossibility of living this way without the miracle of salvation and briefly explore how this miracle happens by the action of the Holy Spirit.  We conclude this first portion with the statement that Love, Freedom, and Suffering are inseparable and that, for love to be perfect it must be perfectly free and the freedom of love is built in the crucible of suffering.


Flame of Love Basics - Embracing Suffering - Part 2

March 11, 2020

In this second presentation on Embracing Suffering as an element of devotion to the Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, we review the understanding of love and the difference between God's love and human love we discussed last week.  We then look at the stages of Christian growth and how we normally grow very slowly through them, e.g,. from Relational Christianity to Transformational Christianity then to Purgative Christianity followed Illuminative Christianity and note that the Flame of Love Devotion puts us on a rocket ride all the way to Purgative Christianity.  We showed how the experience of purging our lives of all self, of completely pouring them out in practice, not knowledge, leads us to finally see as God sees.

We came to see that suffering is an essential part of God's plan and undertook to understand why from the scriptures and the Spiritual Diary.  We discussed suffering as a gift and our need to seek out suffering and sacrifices.  We saw this not just from the Diary but from Saint Paul's letter to the Philippians.




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