TODAY IS A VERY SPECIAL DAY IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH!
FEBRUARY 2nd IS A VERY SPECIAL DAY FOR LOTS OF REASONS – BUT NONE is MORE IMPORTANT THAN OUR BLESSED MOTHER MARY’S MESSAGE TO ELIZABETH KINDELMANN TO MAKE FEBRUARY 2nd THE “FLAME OF LOVE” FEAST DAY, WHICH IS THE EXISTING FEAST DAY DESIGNATED for “THE PRESENTATION OF THE LORD IN THE TEMPLE,” which is not “coincidental” [a Pagan concept], but PROVIDENTIAL!”
IT APPEARS THAT OUR MOTHER MARY GAVE ISLANDERS [THOSE WHO HAVE EYES TO SEE AT LEAST] A REMINDER YESTERDAY (FEBRUARY 1st) WITH A “FLAME” SUNRISE AND A “FLAME” SUNSET SO WE WOULD REMEMBER TO CELEBRATE THIS VERY SPECIAL DAY FOR THE FLAME OF LOVE MOVEMENT.
I ALSO BELIEVE IT WAS A PROPHETIC MESSAGE – COMING ON THE 1ST OF THE MONTH, AND THE EVE OF TODAY’S FEAST, WHICH I WILL EXPLAIN NEAR THE END OF THIS ARTICLE….BUT WOW!!!
HOW BEAUTIFUL AND FASCINATING EH?
I received these pictures from a member of my Sunday night Flame of Love cenacle group, both were taken yesterday (February 1st), by different people, each from a different location on the Island.
I cropped and tweaked a couple of things for the feature graphic, but the pictures embedded below are exactly as I received them.
1. THE SUNRISE:
2. THE SUNSET:
When was the last time you saw the sunrise and sunset on the same day both look like a giant CANDLE flame eh? Come to think of it, when was the last time you saw either a sunrise or a sunset look like a flame?
TODAY’S FEAST(S) ARE ALL ABOUT CANDLES – ALL ABOUT “LIGHT” – ALL ABOUT THE REVELATION OF THAT LIGHT – JESUS – IN THE WORLD.
FEBRUARY 2nd is already a feast day in the Church, with three different names actually: (1) the Presentation of the Lord, is also known as the (2) Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, or (3) Candlemas; so, as noted in this short video clip for today’s feast [that was uploaded to YouTube just 3 hrs before I found it last night] , Mary did not ask Elizabeth Kindelmann to have February 2nd made an “official” feast day for the Flame of Love:
The Feast of the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple is from Luke 2: 22-40, where the Holy Family journeys to Jerusalem forty days after the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem, to present Him to God, and to offer sacrifice in the temple in accordance with the Jewish Mosaic Law and religious customs of the day.
According to that Law, it took 40 days for Mary to complete the ritual purification required of women after childbirth [40 days for first-born male children; 80 days for girls…(don’t ask)]. For his part, Joseph offers the sacrifice for the redemption of the firstborn, as is also required by the Law of Moses.
The Holy Family offered two turtledoves rather than a sheep, which is permitted to the poor instead of a whole lamb. We can deduce from that little tidbit that Joseph was probably struggling financially with the ole carpentry business, i.e. one can only imagine what protecting the Saviour of the world and his mom from the forces of evil wishing them no good might involve, but would likely cut into his furniture-making time for sure, with many unrecorded occasions when Joseph likely had to make [figuratively speaking] a mini “flight into Egypt”.
During their time in the temple, Simeon gave his famous prophecy about the Christ Child being a “LIGHT“ to the Gentile nations and a sign for the Jews, and that a sword would pierce Mary’s soul as well [we shouldn’t forget that part].
On this day the Church has a special ritual involving a procession and the blessing of candles, a symbol of Christ whose birth illumined the world’s darkness, as you heard in the video clip above if you watched it.
I’m sure that Mary chose February 2nd as the “special day” for the Flame of Love because of it being the Presentation of the baby Jesus.
As the Mother of Jesus, the mom of the Savior of the world, I truly believe Mary had a message for us in her choice to link a celebration of the Flame of Love with an existing feast day – specifically THE FEAST DAY ON FEBRUARY 2nd – that it would be a foreboding of what was to come….the culmination of history and her role as the Mother of Jesus in that culmination. Just like the words of Simeon in his day, they were glorious in vision, but tragic in how that vision would be realized:
From the very beginning, the promise was that in the war between the children of Eve and Satan, in the end, the “woman” would “crush the serpent’s head”…Mary’s great Divinely-ordained purpose, as the Mother of Jesus, is to be the means where by He – Jesus – comes into the world, to us, to save us and, this time, establish His Kingdom in this world, for a time, in a coming Era of Peace.
The Father chose Mary from all time to birth Jesus into the world 2,000 years ago, as the Eternal Word made Flesh, becoming one of us: He is choosing her to once again “birth” Jesus…..and once again, He is asking her to bring Him – and present Him – to the temple.
Only NOW, WE are the temple, and the baby Jesus is the Flame of Divine Love that she is bringing… the Fire of the Holy Spirit…the Sacred Heart of Jesus….that’s what’s being delivered to us by Mary this time around!
Do you not know that you yourselves are God’s temple, and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? 17If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him; for God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple [1 Corinthians 3:16].
The Flame of Love movement is one of the forces bringing the light of Christ to the world, through ordinary people like me uniting with the spiritual mission and work of Mary to bring Jesus to the world as “light”…as “truth”…as “life”…which will expose and supplant the darkness of sin and the corrupt ways of evil people with our witness of the light of her Son, our brother, Lord and Saviour – Jesus, who is the Light, the Truth and the Life.
Mary – and we – are to present Jesus to the world now in all His glory, as victor over sin and evil, as the light and saviour of all humankind – which is a fulfilment of the prophecy made by Simeon – as well as the message given to that Spanish nun over 400 years ago! The light of life, of truth is glorious and victorious, and when we claim and proclaim that, we are united to and experience that glory…the glory of God.
There’s even more significance to the February 2nd date for the feast of the Flame of Love, and it has to do with a very incredible historical event and Prophetic message for our time delivered on (yep…you guessed it, FEBRUARY 2nd…over 400 years ago!).
THE PROPHECY FOR OUR TIMES FROM 1594
[And by “Our Times,” I Mean 2022]
A Conceptionist sister named Mariana Francisca de Jesús Torres claimed to have received Marian apparitions under this title from 2 February 1594 to 2 February 1634. In 1611, the local bishop, Salvador Ribera Avalos, gave his approval to the apparitions that had occurred up to that point.
The apparition messages predict a “spiritual catastrophe” in the Catholic Church and in society, beginning “shortly after the middle of the twentieth century” and including:
- Widespread moral corruption
- Profanation of the Sacrament of Matrimony
- Depraved priests who will scandalize the faithful and cause suffering for good priests
- Unbridled lust which will ensnare many souls
- Loss of innocence among children and loss of modesty among women
- Lack of priestly and religious vocations
The messages prophesy that the period of catastrophe will be followed by a period of restoration [i.e., an “era of peace”].
I can’t even come a tiny bit close to communicating as clearly and powerfully as Fr. Jim Blunt in: “Our Lady of Good Success Prophesies of Our Times – Part 1: The Flame of Love by Fr. Jim Blount,” the message about the 1594 prophecy, and how it connects with what’s going on in the church and world today, so watch the entire video, and then go hunting for part II:
Not only are there two key connections between (1) our mother Mary, (2) the Flame of Love movement in our time, and (3) the feast of the Presentation of Jesus as the LIGHT to the Gentiles (remember, this was “new” – the gentiles were enemies to them, and, in their minds, enemies in God’s mind as well)….that connection being (1) FEBRUARY 2nd, and (2) “LIGHT as Truth and Salvation”.
There is also a CONNECTION between all of those things that have to do with “light” – i.e., Jesus, who is the LIGHT of the world – and Mary, bringing that light into the world, through Jesus’ brothers and sisters – US – also Mary’s children, and Mary’s key role in salvation history as our Mother, which Jesus wanted us to be sure we understood I think, since his reminder that she is our Mother were pretty much his dying words, “Behold your mother!” [John 19:27].
It was that statue of Mary that came from Europe to the New World with the missionaries titled – the “statue of success” that is key to understanding the wisdom of God in all of this – the title does not denote “success”, which is, in fact, a poor translation of the Spanish, which doesn’t mean “success” at all.
What it should say is “Our Lady of the Good Event“:
Our Lady of the Good Event is the English translation of the Spanish-language Catholic Marian title Nuestra Señora del Buen Suceso, often mistranslated as Our Lady of Good Success due to the superficial similarity between the Spanish word “suceso” and the English word “success.” [See: “Our Lady of the Good Event,” Wikipedia].
Although in common cultural usage, “Buen Suceso” means “good luck”, however, from a more religious and theological perspective, there is no such thing technically speaking of “good luck” – but rather, providence that brings about GOOD EVENTS!
THE “Good Event” refers to LIGHT BROUGHT INTO THE WORLD TO SAVE THE WORLD which is officially signified and celebrated on February 2nd in the doubly-named feast which was ONE EVENT that united the work and mission of JESUS with that of His Mother Mary: the Purification of Mary and the Presentation of the baby Jesus in the temple.
Similarly, Mary is once again bringing Jesus to the Temple- US – in fulfilment of the will of the Father, who is about to answer the prayers of his faithful uttered over 2,000 years on the teaching of His only-begotten Son Jesus: i.e., that His [the Father’s] Will be done ON EARTH as it is in heaven.
THE “GOOD EVENT” BREWING NOW IS THE ILLUMINATION OF CONSCIENCE AND ERA OF PEACE THAT GOD’S DIVINE INTERVENTION (AND OUR COOPERATION) WILL BRING IN THE WAKE OF THE PERSECUTION AND DARKNESS WHICH, I’M AFRAID, WE’RE REALLY ONLY ENTERING IN EARNEST NOW.
A number of new flame of love cenacles (or groups) have formed in PEI in just the past few months, and more are in the works…it truly is a fast-growing movement, a work of inspiration by the power of the Holy Spirit and the Will of God.
If you’re interested in finding out more about this beautiful flame of love movement in PEI, contact the provincial coordinator (and fiercest of prayer warriors in the spiritual warfare in which we’re embroiled), Lori Currie!
I participate in an online weekly prayer cenacle (Lori invited me a year ago) and it’s the thing I look forward to each week, from week to week, seriously. There are also some where people get together in someone’s home each week.
If you would like to see if participating in either an “online” or “in-person” regular prayer group/cenacle is something you’d like to consider, and want to learn more about what’s involved, contact Lori Currie, Prince Edward Island Provincial Coordinator of the Flame of Love movement.
Not to be preachy or pushy, but if cleaning up your act and getting ‘right with God’ has been something you’ve been periodically mulling over, but putting off for the time-being….just saying…“time being” is running out.
We’re supposed to be temples for the Holy Spirit – the Holy Trinity – symbolically, this is what that looks like:
This is what procrastinating repentance, turning away from sin, and cleaning up our turbulent conscience looks like, symbolically:
It’s not really that hard to figure out, to connect the dots…uh….circles.
God loves us with unfathomable love and and will in His providence “provide” us with the grace we need to embrace life, as he embraces us, like the dad at the gate in the prodigal daughter story (or was it son? Can’t remember).
Choosing “life” – truly following Jesus – in this world is to also accept (even “embrace”) the persecution and suffering that will come, in exact proportion to the degree to which you and I can emulate our Lord, and give witness to the Truth, exposing the darkness of sin [‘…the ‘secrets’ of many hearts?’] and corruption in the world, and to preach the good news of the Kingdom of God and gift of eternal life, as Jesus did.
Therein lies the problem, with many professing to follow Jesus: our tendency to stay in that “procrastinating” circle all by our self! I personally think that’s the origin of the “white rabbit” tradition – a monthly ritual renewing our interior desire to stop procrastinating doing the important things we keep putting off….not just to get “good luck”:
I could never figure out why anyone would do that white rabbit “rabbit, rabbit” thingy on the 1st of every month [i.e., some of the PC MLAs – Jamie Fox and James Aylward – would post a white rabbit on the 1st of the month religiously, or ‘paganly’….whatever…].
In looking for an answer, I discovered that the same kind of ‘confusion’ over our Blessed Mother’s choice of February 2nd for the 400-yearold message delivered on February 2nd, 1594 didn’t have to do with “success”, but a KEY EVENT INVOLVING JESUS AS LIGHT TO THE WORLD: the feast day of the Presentation of Jesus in the temple.
It is Jesus that is the light of the world and it is Jesus who reveals himself in the Illumination of Conscience.
The Feast of the Presentation in (mistakenly thinking the message has to do with “LUCK” (i.e., our Lady of Good SUCCESS [interpreted as ‘fortune or luck’] that is all about the DIVINE PROVISION (i.e., God ‘providing’ to us) the inspiration, power and courage we need to ACT to fulfil His Divine Will in the world. It is pure ‘gift’ – grace – made available to us by the sorrowful passion and death of Jesus, costing nothing but our self-will, if we but turn back fully to God, in truth and humility, and leave behind a life of selfish searching, anxiety, fear, shame and guilt.
Secular people think the white rabbit tradition is about ‘luck’ – I think it’s about running out of time!
According to the Farmers’ Almanac, the phrase goes back to at least 1909, when a British periodical featured a girl who said “Rabbits!” on the first day of each month for good luck. [See: “Why do people say ‘rabbit, rabbit’ and ‘hare, hare’?”].
I imagine the White Rabbit tradition started with someone publicly ‘pledging’ or promising – at the beginning of the month – to STOP PRASTICATING for yet another month!
Like the White Rabbit in Lewis Carroll’s fable ‘Alice in Wonderland’, too many of us [I think the Book of Revelation refers to the phenomena as being ‘lukewarm’ and the prognosis with God isn’t really that favourable] the White Rabbit is always late, always stressed, always in a hurry:
We should be so grateful that our Mother Mary loves us so much that she gave us her own “white rabbit” message – hurray up! – yesterday – with those two 1st of the month real-life “pictures” of flames in the sky…
Get ready…what I believe Mary is really doing with the signs in the sky is announcing that a much bigger flame of love is coming – the flame of DIVINE love – the flame that is her divine Son and our Lord Jesus…just like she did before.
The boat may have sailed for you on the ‘virginity’ part of this parable – so focus on not being foolish with that procrastinating thing o.k.?
“Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish.” [Matthew 25:1-3]