The following passages are drawn from the Flame of Diary containing messages from Jesus and Mary as given to an Hungarian woman, Elizabeth Kindelmann, from 1961 – 1982. The Diary carries the Imprimatur of Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia, and the Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Movement, has the blessing of the Church. (See http://www.flameoflove.us)
"Turn to Me and be sacrificed on the sacred altar of inner recollection and martyrdom. Do not forget that this inner martyrdom is My Will and Satan cannot stop it. This battle in the depth of your souls brings about abundant fruit, just as does martyrdom... Set the earth ablaze with your burning desires. Use your sacrifice made from pure love to burn away all sin. Do you not believe this is possible? Just trust Me." (August 7, 1962) "You should stand where I put you, firm and full of the spirit of sacrifice… Take upon yourself the Cross that I also have embraced and thus offer yourselves as victims as I have done. Otherwise, you will not have eternal life." (October 4, 1962) - What is the Lord Jesus asking of His beloved priests? That they give a good example (December 22, 1963); that they follow the inspirations of the Lord and make souls see the importance of that (January 1, 1964); that they shake the lethargic souls and give raise to courage in souls (April 17, 1962); that they make good use of their time (October 19, 1964); that they allow themselves to be guided by Divine Grace to a sacrificed and apostolic life (November 23, 1962); and that they make adoration and incite the faithful to do the same (July 25, 1963). "Ask My sons to direct souls towards My beloved Mother. They should never give a homily without exhorting the faithful to have a profound devotion for her." (April 17, 1962) "While I was hanging on the Cross, I cried out in a loud voice: 'I am thirsty.' I say these same words to all, especially to the souls consecrated to Me." (August 18, 1964)
Kindelmann, Elizabeth. The Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary: The Spiritual Diary (Kindle Locations 5461-5478). Unknown. Kindle Edition.
Do not Let Laxity Gain Power Over You
August 7, 1962
Do not Let Laxity Gain Power Over You Jesus: "Oh, chosen souls, you know Me. You also know that My patience and My goodness have no limits. You also know the severe words which might be said to you: 'Depart from Me into the eternal fire. Your hands do not gather with Me, they only scatter.' Oh, you unhappy consecrated souls, enter your own hearts and be converted to Me. There is still time. Don't let laziness have power over you. This sin is the root of every evil that enters your soul. You at least, get rid of this horrible sin that leads to despair and which you do not even want to hear about. Satan raises obstacles that block the Divine Light in your souls. Without the brightness of this life-giving light, you suffer and torture yourselves beneath the dark burden of laziness. Come to Me, you who are overwhelmed by laziness and I will take it off your shoulders and lighten your burden. The Evil One has been carefully piling this problem upon you. Only the reception of My Body can help you out of it. Give yourselves to Me. I walk behind you. Are My warnings in vain? Realize that Satan causes these disorders. This is his work and it will continue as long as I permit. Do not tear yourselves from My arms which embrace you. Turn to Me and be sacrificed on the sacred altar of inner recollection and martyrdom. You want to see for yourselves that this is My Will. Satan cannot stop this inner martyrdom. This battle in the depth of your souls brings about abundant fruit, just as does martyrdom. Watch and pray. As two or three gather, they take up the battle against the Prince of Darkness and his devastating power. Do not be idle! You act as though you did not have a heavenly Father who takes care of you. Set the earth ablaze with your burning desires. Use your sacrifice made from pure love to burn away all sin. Do you not believe this is possible? Just trust Me. Your faith and trust will give strength to a million souls to persevere. My daughter, you must never be half-hearted. Unite yourself to those souls that are consecrated to Me. I call you, also. Do not make decisions based upon the feeling of that moment. Have a firm and persevering acceptance of sacrifices. This is what produces abundant fruit in the souls."
Kindelmann, Elizabeth. The Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary: The Spiritual Diary (Kindle Locations 1405-1423). Unknown. Kindle Edition.
Remain in My Work of Redemption
October 4, 1962
While I was praying the litanies with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, the Lord Jesus surprised me with His words. Jesus: "Today you are very distracted and have hardly lifted your soul to Me. Why do you abandon Me? I long for your words and for each vibration of your soul." "Pardon me, my beloved Jesus." As I was repentant and immersed in Him, the litanies began. When I lifted up my eyes towards the monstrance where He rested in His immaculate light, I looked at Him with deep homage. At that moment, it seemed like the monstrance moved and turned slightly toward me. The Lord's unlimited love poured out into my heart. With my eyes closed, in deep humility and conscious of my misery, I offered myself to Him. I gave Him all my weakness because I had nothing else to offer Him. Moved, He told me: Jesus: "You see, the Divine Sun turned toward you because you did not turn to Him. You have wasted your word on trifles. Therefore, I speak to you to regain what you did not accomplish. Now, give Me your thoughts. Let us harvest together. We need each drop of oil. Your oil bearing seeds can only mature and produce abundant fruit in the rays of the Divine Sun. Try to serve Me even better. Do not forget. There should not be even one hair between us. There is much to do and few laborers. With all your strength, remain continually in My redeeming work. You will not be paid less because you came later than those who arrived early. But, naturally, from you I require surrender and faithfulness that must last unto death, because it is the only way you can help from up there also. There, our hands will gather in unity." The next day in the church, He began to complain. Jesus: "The affliction of My Heart is so great because of many souls consecrated to Me. How I walk with them! I follow them step by step with My graces. In spite of that, they do not recognize Me nor do they ask where I am going. They are bored. They live in wasteful laziness, seeking only their own comfort. They exclude Me from their lives, taking every opportunity to hide like cowards and to deceive themselves. They act as if they were not My workers. O unhappy ones, how can you give an account of your wasted time? Do not force Me to raise My Sacred Hands to curse you. I am love, patience, kindness, understanding, pardon, sacrifice, salvation and eternal life. Do you not desire this? Was My Sacred Body crucified, covered with blood, and raised on high in vain? O you blind and heartless, do you not see what I have done for you? Is not your heart moved? Do you not want to walk with Me, and harvest with Me? To have your hearts beat in union with Me? Are not our souls in harmony? Did I open My Heart to you in vain? Would you let My flow of graces be wasted? Do you not want to share My feelings? Do you not want to hear the beating of My humble and kind Heart? Or do you prefer that I shout at you with My voice of thunder: 'Why are you standing here doing nothing?' Don't be delicate and scrupulous. You should stand where I put you, firm and full of the spirit of sacrifice. I arranged everything so I could suffer for you, but you, comfort lovers, show no initiative. You only excuse yourselves and spend your whole life like this. Take upon yourself the Cross that I also have embraced and thus offer yourselves as victims as I have done. Otherwise, you will not have eternal life. My little sunflower, I know that you listen to My many complaints. In the warmth of your heart, I experience warmth. I am so lonely."
Kindelmann, Elizabeth. The Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary: The Spiritual Diary (Kindle Locations 1850-1880). Unknown. Kindle Edition.
The Dusty Altar
December 22, 1963
While immersed in His infinite goodness, I was cleaning the chapel. In my joy, I thanked Him for being in His presence today for so long a time. He told me that He also felt the same joy. Meanwhile, He began to complain. When I started to clean behind and at the foot of the high altar, – which for so many years had not been cleaned, and where the layer of dust was as thick as a finger and my white work blouse became grey – the Lord Jesus made this bitter complaint: Jesus: "You see, such is the soul that recollects before My altar but which, for years, has not kept itself clean. It does not look within, it comes into My presence out of habit. It also comes before Me with a layer of dust as thick as a finger on its soul." He then allowed me to see a priest that He had pointed out to me once before, and He asked me to suffer for him because He strongly desired this priest to come in His presence. He constantly avoids the reason why he was chosen by God. At that time, I was overwhelmed, and to this day I am still quite moved. Now I continue where I left off. Jesus: "Indeed, you would not have suspected the existence of a thick layer of grey dust behind My altar. You also only clean the surface. Now you can see why I complain so much of souls consecrated to Me. They come before My altar, but their souls are grey and dusty. Not looking within themselves, they see only the outside beauty. Just as your white gown became grey, so by their bad example they soil many, many souls. And they do not even realize it! They should not admire themselves as they do not look at the splendid altar in their soul. They look beyond and over it. They avoid what is difficult, and as the years go on, their soul becomes grey and covered with dust. Woe to them, because through example they influence others. From the one who knows little, little will be asked; they know a lot, however they consider themselves satisfied with the knowledge, they do not feel with Me. They do not care – as I already told you – to leave Me only a few crumbs. Of course, for each crumb received, I only give one crumb back. They are only giving Me what they no longer need in their life. Yet, they think that for the crumb that they threw to Me, they are entitled to something in return. I very much love small sacrifices, the tiny crumbs, provided that the one who gives them is not proud. I am pleased with the humble soul, and even if the sacrifice offered is very insignificant, they will receive a great reward. But I demand the effort. My little one, I return to the subject of dust where My reflection started. The world is an altar covered with a layer of dust like this one. I am the victim. Moreover, you raise your eyes up to Me, you see My splendor and rejoice over its beauty, you take advantage of My kindness, but you do not even think that behind all that, there is an ocean of suffering. You simply savor only the good that is offered to you, but it does not even come to your mind that you should respond in turn. You see, this is the pain of My Heart. May our thoughts be in unison. Oh, I have complained much, but do not be depressed about that. A shared grief is half a grief. However, I also share joy with you. Even sharing in My sorrow becomes a joy for you because in doing so, I grant you My Divine Confidence. Tell Me, little sister, can you understand this? Perhaps not? This is of little importance. I just desire that our hearts beat to the same rhythm. The mind cannot comprehend as readily as a compassionate heart does, being constantly enlightened by the splendor of sacrifice. The light dims down for whoever remains in the dust, as he cannot see the grief in My Heart. Let both of us implore the heavenly Father on behalf of those dusty souls."
Kindelmann, Elizabeth. The Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary: The Spiritual Diary (Kindle Locations 3445-3477). Unknown. Kindle Edition.
All Must Take Part
April 17, 1962 - Petition for the priests
The loving Savior told me many things. He asked that the spiritual combat not be abandoned because an endless battle increases grace. Jesus: "Ask My sons (the priests) to direct souls towards My beloved Mother. They should never give a homily without exhorting the faithful to have a profound devotion for her. We are the land of the Great Lady of the Hungarian people. They must bring this truth continually before the eyes of the faithful for this is the wish of our Great Lady. And you, My daughter, with all your strength and all the sacrifices of your life, ceaselessly desire the coming of My Kingdom, and that My Mother's Flame of Love be lit and spread through little sparks of love." One time, prostrated before the Lord Jesus, I lamented how much time I had wasted in my life. He said: Jesus: "The increase in your charity compensates for the wasted moments you let slip by. As your love increases, My graces in you will also increase in great measure." Then He spoke at length. Jesus: "My daughter, what I am about to say to you is not just for you. Share it with all My beloved children. Assimilate the essence of My words with the thoughts from your heart. You must shake lukewarm souls out of the indifference which drowns them. First, make them realize that they must live in intimate union with Me; especially those who despite receiving Me frequently in their souls avoid getting closer to Me. My effort to take them to a deeper spiritual level is wasted if they turn their backs on Me and abandon Me. During your daily tasks, you do not even think of Me within your souls. This hurts Me and I suffer so much. When you say: 'Lord, I am not worthy that You enter my house…' do not turn your back on Me, make yourselves worthy and dispose your hearts for constant union with Me. Do it also during the day by means of a fervent ejaculatory prayer or a loving glance. I yearn greatly for you! Yet, so few come to Me. At least for those who do, be totally abandoned and recollected. Develop trust in your heart for Me. What hurts Me the most is that you do not trust Me. It is in vain that you have faith, without trust you cannot grow closer to Me. Ask My sons to arouse courage in the souls. Tell them how much those who fight are pleasing Me. Let them not give up the fight because My graces increase within you through a continuous fight. Direct them to My sweet Mother. Wish Me many souls, My little one. This is the objective of your life; keep it always before your eyes. For this reason I chose you and snatched you from the world. I appreciate that you, at least, have compassion for Me, you understand Me and console Me in My immense sorrow." While He said this, His unlimited sorrow poured into my heart. "My Lord Jesus, I am a miserable sinner." He continued: Jesus: "My daughter, your repentance has brought you closer to Me. Seek this profound repentance for a great number of souls. I call many souls to follow Me, but few come. I am not capricious. I choose souls from many places and from diverse circumstances, but unfortunately with little result. Today, I have many complaints. I open My Heart to you with its ocean of sorrow. Why should I tolerate such an unworthy conduct from souls consecrated to Me? Come to Me sooner and console Me even more. Surpass your own limits. May your love for Me be burning and filled with fervor. Suffer with love and listen to My voice with greater love. To hear My voice, you must be very silent. Only souls plunged into My love can hear My delicate and silent voice. Keep your desire for Me alive and be a living host for love. Only the constant acceptance of sacrifices keeps the fire of love burning."
Kindelmann, Elizabeth. The Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary: The Spiritual Diary (Kindle Locations 817-824). Unknown. Kindle Edition.
November 23, 1962
Jesus: "Come, My little one, let us gather the scattered grains of wheat." At first, I did not know what the loving Savior wanted of me. I waited in silence until He made known the meaning of His words. With His pleading voice, He said: Jesus: "Forgive Me if I now expose before you the well-known pain of My Heart. You know, many souls consecrated to Me have fallen on good soil and produced abundant fruit. Now they are dispersed. They have no greater dream than to give themselves as fodder to the animals. They do not allow themselves to be plucked or ground, but without this, they will never be useful creatures. Oh, how My Heart sorrows for these scattered grains of wheat. My little one, feel the sorrow from which My complaining words spring up. May our souls be in harmony." (Explanation – The scattered grains are the religious who produced good fruit but now are scattered due to Communism. Many no longer let themselves be guided by Divine Grace to live a life of victim and apostle.)
Kindelmann, Elizabeth. The Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary: The Spiritual Diary (Kindle Locations 2226-2237). Unknown. Kindle Edition.
Only Those with a Genuine Vocation Will Survive
March 12, 1964
Jesus: "Before the difficult times are upon you, prepare yourselves for the vocation I have called you to by renewed tenacity and a firm decision. You must not be lazy, uninterested and indifferent because the great storm is brewing just ahead. Its gusts will carry away indifferent souls consumed by laziness. Only those souls with a genuine vocation will survive. The great danger that will soon erupt will begin when I will raise My hand. Give My words of warning to all the priestly souls. Let My words that warn you in advance shake them up, and My severe request..." (Kindelmann, full English version, March 12, 1964).
Pray for Sinners
August 18, 1964
While doing work in the house, we pulled down the Lourdes grotto. I thought that I would reconstruct it with the old rocks. During this work, I continually adored Jesus. At night, my heart beat with joy. In adoration, I was thinking that I would go near Him very soon and that I would continue my adoration prostrated at His Sacred Feet. Meanwhile, the Lord Jesus said: Jesus: "You and all who constantly adore Me increase the joy of My Divine Heart. If there were only more of you! You, My little friend, with what joy I look at you. I thirst for every one of your words because these quench My yearning for souls. I have written My teaching and My thirst for souls deeply upon your soul. While I was hanging on the Cross, I cried out in a loud voice: 'I am thirsty.' I say these same words to all, especially to the souls consecrated to Me."
Kindelmann, Elizabeth. The Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary: The Spiritual Diary (Kindle Locations 4202-4206). Unknown. Kindle Edition.