Mary, the Mother of Jesus, appeared to the Dutch visionary, Ida Peerdeman in Amsterdam, Holland under the title of the “Lady of All Nations” in 56 apparitions from March 25, 1945 to May 31, 1959. These apparitions were followed by a series of “Eucharistic Experiences” received by the visionary from July 1958 to May 1970.
The first years of these messages called for a return of the Cross of Jesus Christ into the center of human life and spirituality, along with a new coming of the Holy Spirit for the sanctification of the world. These messages also contained a great number of prophecies concerning the Church and the world, including numerous social, economic and geo-political predictions, for example: an upcoming worldwide economic crisis; conflicts in the Middle East, specifically in Jerusalem and Cairo; a great increase in natural disasters; a global decline in morals, family life, and religious practice. Many of these prophecies have clearly already taken place. The fulfillment of these social, economic, and geo-political prophecies provides the credibility of supernatural authenticity for the two specific spiritual remedies offered by the Lady of All Nations for today’s unprecedented global crises.
On February 11, 1951, The Lady of All Nations revealed a prayer that should be prayed by all peoples for a new coming of the Holy Spirit through the intercession of Mary as Advocate:
“Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Father,
send now your Spirit over the earth.
Let the Holy Spirit live in the hearts of all nations,
that they may be preserved from degeneration, disaster, and war.
May the Lady of All Nations, the Blessed Virgin Mary*, be our Advocate. Amen.
The Lady gave these instructions regarding the prayer: “My child, this prayer is so short and simple, that each one can say it in his own tongue, before his own crucifix…Let all men cooperate in this great work for the world.”
This prayer is to prepare for the main spiritual remedy offered by the Lady of All Nations for the world’s many contemporary crises: the solemn proclamation by the Pope of the Catholic Church of the “dogma” of Mary Co-redemptrix, Mediatrix, and Advocate. In many of her messages, the Lady explains that through the papal declaration of this dogma of Mary, Co-redemptrix, Mediatrix, and Advocate, Mary will then be able to intercede for a new coming of the Holy Spirit, which will bring a historic outpouring of grace, redemption, and peace for the entire world. As the Lady of All Nations revealed in her May 31, 1954 Message: “Work and ask for this dogma. You should petition the Holy Father for this dogma…When the dogma, the last dogma in Marian history has been proclaimed, the Lady of All Nations will give peace, true peace, to the world. The nations, however, must say my prayer in union with the Church.”
On May 31, 1996, Bishop Bomers of Haarlem gave local Church approval for acceptance and public devotion to the Lady of All Nations according to individual conscience. On May 31, 2002, Bishop Punt of Haarlem-Amsterdam gave local Church approval to the authenticity of the messages and apparitions of the Lady of All Nations, stating that they “consist essentially of a supernatural origin.”
*Original clause read, “who once was Mary” but was changed to “the Blessed Virgin Mary” to avoid any pastoral misunderstandings, and was approved by the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith in 2006.
Prayer to The Lady of All Nations Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Father, send now your Spirit over the Earth. Let the Holy Spirit live in the hearts of all nations, that they may be preserved from degeneration, disaster, and war. May the Lady of All Nations, the Blessed Virgin Mary, be our Advocate. Amen. Free copies of this prayer card may be obtained by contacting Mother of All Peoples at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who is Mary of Nazareth?
Everything we say about Mary is related to Christ. With love and pride we tell it all Christians: If you truly believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, how could you possibly presume that the Father used a woman so that His Son could become human, and then dismissed her? We would make her a type of ‘surrogate mother’. Because Christ is the God-man, the eternal Son of the Father, we have to accept that there is a unique and everlasting relation between this young woman, Mary of Nazareth, and the triune God. This is the foundation of all Mariology. Therefore we call her: Daughter of the Father, Mother of the Son, Bride of the holy Spirit. Tradition gradually penetrated into this sublime mystery of Mary, and proclaimed her greatness in four dogma’s: Mother of God, Perpetual Virginity, Immaculate Conception, and Assumption into Heaven. These all speak about the great things the Lord did to her, but still one truth is not yet solemnly and fully proclaimed: Her unique role in Gods plan of salvation.
The Immaculate Conception
In order to understand this, her crucial role in Redemption, again we have to start with the intense unity between the Son and his Mother. It started with the mystery of the Incarnation. From her and from her alone, He took his flesh. In our time, we would say the entire ‘gene card’ of Jesus comes from Mary. Christ could redeem humanity and transform it into a higher state of being, because Mary offered Him a humanity in its most pure immaculate form. Read More The creation of Mary as The Immaculate Conception and the subsequent perseverance of her lifelong ‘yes’ to God, by grace and her own free will, preceded and made possible the redemptive work of Christ. Therefore, the work of Mary is also redemptive, but in a distinctly human way. And her cooperation did not end there. She went the whole way with her Son, from before his birth until after his death.
Mary shared in the ongoing sufferings of Jesus throughout his life mission of salvation, and at Calvary she was “spiritually crucified with her crucified Son” (John Paul II). Vatican II concludes: “Thus, in a wholly singular way she cooperated … in the work of the Savior in restoring supernatural life to souls. For this reason, she is a Mother to us in the order of grace”. Christ of course is our sole divine Redeemer and Mediator, but “He does not want to save us without us”, St Augustine explains. This applies in a wholly singular way to Mary, as Mother of God and as the Immaculate Conception. In all his teachings Bl. John Paul II made clear that as Spiritual Mother of all Humanity and as Mediatrix Mary may dispense the graces of Redemption, because as Co-redemptrix with Christ she cooperated in obtaining the graces of Redemption. The titles Mediatrix and Co-redemptrix presuppose each other and are inseparable.
Mediatrix of all graces
Pope Benedict refers to Mary beautifully as the Aquaductus. All the graces of Redemption flow through her heart and hands into the world, because more then anyone else she is uniquely and totally united with the Divine Spring, her Son Jesus Christ and his Cross. Tradition therefore uses the same words for Mary as for Christ, but clearly understands them in a distinct human dimension. Entirely different titles would not fully express the beauty and coherency of the Plan of Salvation. Mary truly deserves to be solemnly proclaimed as Coredemptrix, Mediatrix, and Advocate, because only these three titles combined express her whole mission: to suffer and redeem with Christ, to dispense all graces of salvation from Christ, to invoke the coming of the holy Spirit of Christ. Various prophetic voices in our time promise hat this would very much please the heart of the Lord, and would bring a New Pentecost upon our wounded world.