With the personal approval of his Holiness Pope Paul VI
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.