By Michael H. Brown
CHURCH-APPROVED MESSAGES SPOKE OF COMING STORM, JOLTS TO EARTH, AND A RENEWED WORLD
We have been reporting on Elizabeth Kindelmann — a “victim soul” seer from Budapest who died in 1985 after receiving years of what are now called the “Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary” messages — some with dramatic portents for the future.
Those messages met with the rare approval of a cardinal, Péter Erdö, primate of Hungary (also president of the Council of Episcopal Conference in Europe) and at least six bishops in Latin America — along with her local ordinary.
Somehow, in the flood of “revelations,” locutions, and apparitions, these seem to have been missed.
But dramatic they are (and available in the way of a booklet, The Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary), which has a website and from which we hope to obtain booklets for distribution in the U.S.).
In addition to Cardinal Erdö, the seer drew the support of a second cardinal, Archbishop Bernardino Echeverría Ruiz, of Guayaquil [right].
The other bishops included prelates from Acapulco, Celaya, Tuxila, Hermosillo, Mexico City, and Durango. After requesting approval of the global Church for the organization based on Flame of Love, Cardinal Ruiz was sent a letter from the Vatican’s J. Francis Stafford, president of the Pontifical Council for the laity, encouraging him “to take every measure for the association to give abundant fruits among its members” and inviting him “to continue with the tender task of spiritual accompaniment.”
“Jolts” were coming to the earth, Elizabeth said she was told (by the Lord), jolts that will “give rise to a new world by the power of faith.” The earth will be renewed, “for never has such a flow of grace ever been given since the Word became Flesh,” she said she heard.
This renewing of the world will be tested by suffering and take place through the imploring force of the Virgin, the seer added.
“Know that the earth is like nature before a storm,” Elizabeth, who died in 1985, says she was told. “It can also be compared to a volcano when it suddenly awakens, smothers, kills, and blinds everyone with the infernal smoke sprouting up and its falling ashes, whose seism destroys everything around. The deadly ashes full of sulfur want to blemish human souls created in the image of God.”
But the flame of the Blessed Mother is about to ignite, Mary told Elizabeth — blinding Satan and freeing mankind from the “smoking lava” of hatred.
“The elect souls will have to fight the Prince of Darkness,” Mary intoned. “It will be a frightening storm — no, not a storm, but a hurricane devastating everything! He even wants to destroy the faith and confidence of the elect. I will always be beside you in the storm that is now brewing. I am your mother. I can help you and I want to! You will see everywhere the light of my Flame of Love sprouting out like a flash of lightning illuminating Heaven and earth, and with which I will inflame even the dark and languid souls! But what sorrow it is for me to have to watch so many of my children throw themselves in hell!”
There will be persecution and the persecutors, warned Mary, will be the “cowards” who “fear for their well-being, those who know everything better than others.”
They would attack as Herod once attacked, the Blessed Mother warned.
“My children,” Mary concluded, “the Arm of my Divine Son is ready to strike. I can barely hold it back. Help me! If you invoke my Flame of Love, we can save the world together.”
Her voice, said Elizabeth, was “full of majesty, power, and firmness” when she spoke of coming events. “I cannot convey with words the inexpressible astonishment and the wonder with which I heard that. After a few minutes of silence, she spoke in quite another tone, her usual and maternal tone of soft tenderness: ‘Fear not, have confidence in my power as a mother.’“