The Flame of Love Movement itself (as movement, specifically as set into motion by Our Lady herself) has the Apostolic Blessing of Pope Francis and was encouraged by Pope John Paul II. The movement was set into motion through a relationship that Our Lord and Our Lady enkindled with a humble Hungarian mother of six, Elizabeth Szanto Kindelmann, who suffered tremendously for souls. Elizabeth received messages from Jesus and Mary between 1961 and 1982 about the Flame of Love (the love of Jesus) and recorded them in a diary. All of the messages Elizabeth recorded in her diary have been approved by her local ordinary, Cardinal Erdo; and her diary has received the imprimatur by numerous bishops in various jurisdictions, including Archbishop Charles Chaput in Philadelphia, the Fountainhead of this Movement in the United States.
October 22, 1996
Under Saint Pope John Paul II, the Vatican wrote to Cardinal Bernadino Ruiz, "I encourage you to continue so this Association bears fruits among its members."
June 6, 2009
Cardinal Péter Erdő, Archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest and President of the Council of Episcopal Conferences of Europe bestows his imprimatur to the Diary and fully approves the Flame of Love Movement for his Archdiocese where the Movement originated. Most importantly, he establishes the Flame of Love Movement as a Private Association of the Faith WITH Juridic Personality thus officially granting the approval of the Universal Church.
December 6, 2012
Archbishop Charles Chaput, Archdiocese of Philadelphia, bestows imprimatur to the English version of the Diary.
June 19, 2013
Archbishop Angelo Becciu, Secretary of State Office, Vatican, conveys, "His Holiness, Pope Francis, invoking the protection of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, is pleased to impart his Apostolic Blessing, which he extends to the Movement of "The Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary."
Our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, also gave us his gift of knowledge as to what the essence of the Consecration to Mary’s Immaculate Heart is on May 13, 2010 in Fatima:
We would be mistaken to think that Fatima’s prophetic mission is complete. Here there takes on new life the plan of God which asks humanity from the beginning: “Where is your brother Abel […] Your brother’s blood is crying out to me from the ground!” (Gen 4:9). Mankind has succeeded in unleashing a cycle of death and terror, but failed in bringing it to an end… In sacred Scripture we often find that God seeks righteous men and women in order to save the city of man and he does the same here, in Fatima, when Our Lady asks: “Do you want to offer yourselves to God, to endure all the sufferings which he will send you, in an act of reparation for the sins by which he is offended and of supplication for the conversion of sinners?” … Our Blessed Mother came from Heaven, offering to implant in the hearts of all those who trust in her, the Love of God burning in her own heart… May the seven years which separate us from the Centenary of the Apparitions hasten the fulfillment of the prophecy of the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, to the glory of the Most Holy Trinity.”