Between the years 1961 and 1981 in Hungary, Elizabeth Kindelmann received apparitions and messages from the Lord Jesus and the Virgin Mary. The central theme was the Flame of Love of Mary’s Immaculate Heart. Jesus revealed to Elizabeth that “the Flame of Love of my Mother is for you what the ark was for Noah”. Our Blessed Mother then added, “the Flame of Love of my Immaculate Heart is Jesus Christ Himself!”

What does the Flame of Love have to do with Purgatory? On October 13, 1962 (the 45th anniversary of the final apparition at Fatima), Our Lady revealed to Elizabeth the following message:

“My Daughter, your compassion for suffering souls moved my Motherly heart so much that I will grant the grace that if anyone anywhere will say Three Hail Mary’s in reference to my Flame of Love, then on each occasion a soul will be freed from Purgatory. Furthermore, “In the month of the Holy Souls [November] ten souls will be freed from Purgatory for each Hail Mary… Suffering souls will also feel the effect of the grace coming from my Motherly Flame of Love.”

This is a simple devotion that can be said frequently to help the souls in Purgatory. Our Lady also revealed a way to help family members suffering in Purgatory:

“Families doing the hour of atonement on Thursdays or Fridays will receive the special grace of delivering from Purgatory, within eight days, one deceased member of their family after one single day of severe fasting [on water and bread].”

While the Flame of Love is not focused on devotions to Purgatory, there are many references in on how we can help the holy souls. You can learn more by visiting