THE FLAME OF LOVE
OF THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY MOVEMENT
In accordance with the wish of the Blessed Virgin Mary to propagate and promote throughout the world the devotion to the Flame of Love of her Immaculate Heart, the Flame of Love Movement, fully obedient to the Catholic Church, came into being in several countries, starting in the Americas, Africa and some European countries. Since August 2008, Mr. Guilherme de J.N. Morais and his wife Mrs.Rosália Iász de Morais (previously the National Coordinators of Brazil) have been appointed as International Coordinators of the Movement
What is the Flame of Love Movement and what is its mission within the Church?
– The the Flame of Love Movement is a Catholic Marian Movement inspired by the Blessed Virgin Mary and wishing to participate in the salvation of all humanity under the guidance of the Church.
– The mission of the Movement is to evangelize, particularly the families, with the Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, living and spreading Her message, so that the Love of the Eternal Father and of the Sacred Heart of Jesus set all hearts on fire.
Even though the devotion of the Flame of Love is known in many countries throughout the world, currently, the Movement is officially established in several countries of the Americas, of Africa and in Hungary.
The internal structure of the Movement is made up of several levels of responsibility, beginning with the International Coordinator who is at the top of the structure and an International Spiritual Director.
The role of the International Coordinator is to establish relations with the hierarchy of the Church, to maintain the unity within the Movement, to appoint the National Coordinators, etc. He is assisted by an International Assistant.
The International Spiritual Director advises and accompanies spiritually the members of the Movement.
In each country where the Movement is established, a National Coordinator is appointed. He is to insure smooth running of the Movement in the country, particularly the relations with the Church, promote the spiritual life of the Movement centered on the Holy Eucharist, preserve the purity of the message of the Flame of Love, promote the unity, approve the publications, appoint the Diocesans Coordinators, etc.
The Diocesans Coordinators will maintain contacts with the cenacles of prayer guides, organize the various retreats and activities, participate in the diocesan Council of the Laity, etc.
In Canada, the Movement had its beginnings in 1998 with two main prayer groups in Longueuil and Montreal, in the Province of Quebec.
In each country where it is established, the Movement adopts the legal form required by the legislation concerning groups or associations, and the fiscal policy of the country. In Canada, the Movement is a non-profit organization known as ‘The Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Inc.’
On the international level, the leaders of the Movement meet every three years in a different country to discuss subjects of an internal nature to the Movement and to maintain the unity in the diversity of the languages and cultures, according to what the Spirit inspires. Currently, the Movement puts the final key at the preparations necessary to present to the Holy See its project of internal statutes for end of approval and recognition of the Movement as an Association of the Faithful.
Originally from: The Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Hungary-Canada)