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OTHER TITLE:  The Lady of All Nations

VISIONARY(S): Ida Peederman


FIRST APPARITION: March 25, 1945

LAST APPARITION:  May 31, 1959

APPROVED: May 31, 2002

“Once the dogma, the final dogma in Marian history, has been proclaimed,

the Lady of All Nations will grant peace, true peace to the world. ”



All over the world experts have studied the possibility that the fulfillment of the revelation of God’s plan for His people is contained in the messages of Our Lady of All Nations. In the spring of 1945, the messages were delivered in Holland and in Germany to a simple, unmarried office worker named Ida Peederman, about forty years old, from the city of Amsterdam.


  World War II was raging. The people of Holland still speak of the winter of 1945 as the “hunger winter,” for many did not know how they could endure in the face of such hardship. The amazing series of apparitions and messages that came to Amsterdam from Heaven are becoming more and more clear as on-going events take place.


  The apparitions began on March 25, 1945 on the Feast of the Annunciation and lasted for fourteen years, during which fifty-six messages were relayed to Ida. Unlike the visits of Our Lady in France (Lourdes) and Portugal (Fatima), there was no pattern in the dates of the Amsterdam apparitions and neither was there any warning. Most of the messages Ida received in her home in Amsterdam and her sister was always on hand to write down what Ida would repeat after Our Lady. To this “special dictation” were later added personal notes describing things Our Lady had allowed Ida to see. Once the messages had been written down, Ida would take these to her director. In many instances, Ida did not fully understand the meaning of Our Lady’s messages. But she deemed this unimportant, as she was only our Lady’s “instrument” for passing on the messages to those who needed them.


  Under the title of “The Lady of All Nations” the Blessed Virgin revealed that she wants to be known and loved by all. In her messages, Our Lady showed the current situation in the Church and in the world through visions, and also revealed the plan with which God wants to save the world through His Mother.


  Some experts who have studied the apparitions at Amsterdam say the heretofore obscure messages point to a “Second Advent,” a “New Beginning,”, or a “New Era” of peace, tranquillity, and unity among people and nations. The visionary, Ida Peederman, experienced the presence of the Blessed Virgin Mary as her own Eternal Mother: The Beautiful Lady’s smile of love for her penetrated to the depths of her comprehension.




  The Beautiful Lady spoke to Ida about the times and events that would unfold around the world. She told the visionary: “I who am all tranquillity have come from Heaven. In all tranquillity I shall return to Him who has sent me.” She also said the following things:


  “I have already come upon this earth in many forms.”


  “The Lord and Master wishes to bring spiritual unity to the peoples of this world. It is for this that He sends Myriam (Mary), and He sends her as the Lady of All People.”


  ”The Mother of All People as the Lady of All Nations has now received the power to come to drive out Satan.


  And, The Lady of All Nations spoke of “a new era when all peoples will acknowledge the Kingship of Jesus Christ ... to the end that all people may be one in Jesus Christ.”


  “When the time of the Lord Jesus will arrive, you will see that the false prophets, war, disputes will disappear. Now this time is going to come and there will be peace, true peace. Peoples of this world, this true peace is the Kingdom of God, and it is closer than ever. Let these words be clearly understood.”


  Speaking of “the Times of the Holy Spirit”, The Lady of All Nations disclosed:


  “I have constantly, in a veiled fashion, foretold these times. Very well, peoples of the earth, these times have arrived.”


  “God the Son came in accordance with the will of the Father. Now it is Spirit who will come into the world; and I have been sent so that this event will be prayed for.”


  “The struggle is intense, it is hard, but on the condition that you all collaborate, the true Spirit will triumph....Remember the first and principal commandment: Love. It contains all else.”


  At Amsterdam, the Lord God chose to bring to humanity a new era. He sends Myriam, Mary, as the Mother of All Peoples, the Lady of All Nations, to carry out spiritual unity to His people of this world.




​  There were over fifty-six messages given at Amsterdam, including these that contain detailed “instructions” on how Our Lady should be pictured so that the people world over may recognize her seem to stand out:


  “Look at My image and study it well. Retain this clearly in your mind. I am standing on the globe and both my feet are resting firmly on it. You also clearly see My hands, My face, My hair and My veil, All the rest is in a haze. Look closely to what protrudes to both sides of My Shoulders and above My head...”


  “Now I will explain why I come in this form. I am the Lady who stands in front of the Cross. My head, hands and feet are like those of any human being. The body, however, is as of the Holy Spirit, because the Son came through the will of the Father. But now the Spirit will descend upon the world and for this reason I want people to pray for His advent. I am standing on the globe because this message concerns the whole world...”


  Pointing to the sash on Her waist: “This betokens the loin cloth of the Son. For I stand as the Lady in front of the Cross of the Son. This image will precede a new dogma. I am standing on the globe. Around the globe, My child, you thought you were seeing clouds...My child, imprint this message deep into your memory and transmit it correctly: This flock of sheep (the “clouds”) represents the Nations of the whole world, who will not find rest until they lie down and quietly look up to the Cross, the center of this world. Now look at my hands... these are the three rays of Grace, Redemption and Peace.”


  Ida entrusted the task of painting Our Lady’s image to German painter Heinrich Repke. When the painting was finished, Ida asked Our Lady if the picture met her approval. Our Lady just smiled.




  The Lady of All Nations dictated her short, powerful prayer to preserve us from degeneration, disaster and war that she would like to make known:


Prayer:  "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, who once was Mary, be our Advocate.  Amen."


  Our Lady also said:


“All nations must worship the Lord and pray for the true and holy Spirit. That is why I have given this prayer, short and to the point. Pray it daily whatever task you are engaged in this busy  and modern world. This prayer is given for this purpose; to call down the Holy Spirit of the world, to protect nations from moral decline, disaster and war; and the conversion of the world.”


  “No change must be made in the text of the prayer. The words ‘who once was Mary’ means many people have known Mary as Mary. Now, however, in this new epoch which is beginning, I want to be the Lady of All Nations. Everybody, understand this new name. The Lord and Creator chose Mary from among all women to become the Mother of His Divine Son. But she became the ‘Lady’ at the foot of the Cross. This is how it must remain.  This simple prayer - to be recited daily in front of the Crucifix - should always accompany Our Lady’s image.



Important Events Prior To the Amsterdam Apparition


August 13, 1905 - Ida Peederman was born in Alkmaar, Holland, on August 13, 1905, as the youngest of five children. Ida was five years old when her mother died at the age of thirty-five. Then the task of mother was taken over by the eldest daughter. The family moved to Amsterdam in 1913. Something extraordinary happened to Ida when she was twelve. On Saturday, October 13, 1917, the same day as the miracle of the sun at Fatima, a ‘Lady in white’ - in dazzling lights, seemingly the Virgin Mary - appeared to her while she was walking home after going to confession in the parish church. This happened twice before, once on each of the following Saturdays. Twenty-eight years later, when the Lady of All Nations began appearing to Ida, she immediately recognized her as this same ‘Lady in white.’ During World War II, Ida had a second series of extraordinary experiences. For a period of five years, she ‘saw’ and ‘heard’ many events that happened in the war. This period of war visions ended abruptly on March 25, 1945, when the Lady of Nations appeared for the first time.


1914 - World War I began in July 28, 1914. The violence and slaughter that occurred in World War I , called the Great War, was horrible. Estimates of casualties are 65 million mobilized, 21.2 million wounded, and total casualties of 37.5 million. Of all the countries involved in the horrible war, Russia mobilized the greatest number of forces and suffered the most casualties. Estimates are 12 million mobilized, 1.7 million dead, 4.9 million wounded, and total casualties of 9.1 million,


May 13, 1917 - Twenty eight years before the apparitions at Amsterdam, Our Lady made her first

appearance at Fatima, Portugal in the middle of the war where she would explicitly relate the external events in our world to the spiritual and moral life of the peoples.


July 13, 1917 - Our Lady indicates the ending of World War will soon come, but at the same time warns of another: ”...if people will do what I tell you, many souls will be saved, and there will be peace. But if they do not stop offending God, another and worse war will break out in the reign of Pius XI...” She calls for conversion and prayer, especially the Rosary, and gives herself as the remedy against the dangers of our time.


November 11, 1918 - World War I ends as had been prophesied by Our Lady in her apparition on July 13, 1917.


1918-1919 - The 1918 influenza pandemic (Spanish Flu) was caused by an H1N1 virus with genes of avian origin. Although there is not universal consensus regarding where the virus originated, it spread worldwide during 1918-1919. In the United States, it was first identified in military personnel in spring 1918. It is estimated that about 500 million people or one-third of the world’s population became infected with this virus. The number of deaths was estimated to be at least 50 million worldwide with about 675,000 occurring in the United States. Mortality was high in people younger than 5 years old, 20-40 years old, and 65 years and older. The high mortality in healthy people, including those in the 20-40 year age group, was a unique feature of this pandemic. While the 1918 H1N1 virus has been synthesized and evaluated, the properties that made it so devastating are not well understood. With no vaccine to protect against influenza infection and no antibiotics to treat secondary bacterial infections that can be associated with influenza infections, control efforts worldwide were limited to non-pharmaceutical interventions such as isolation, quarantine, good personal hygiene, use of disinfectants, and limitations of public gatherings, which were applied unevenly.


December 10, 1925 - On this date, Our Lady appeared to Sister Lucy at her convent in Pontevedra, Spain and fulfilled another promise she had made on July 13, 1917, that she would return to ask for the Communion of Reparation on the First Saturdays. Both Our Lady, and Our Lord also, appeared this time to ask for the Five First Saturdays devotion to be established in reparation for the sins and offenses against the five blasphemies and offenses against her Immaculate Heart.


June 13, 1929 - On this date, Our Lady appeared once again to Sister Lucy, this time at Tuy, Spain, along with the visible presence of the Most Holy Trinity. As with the Miracle of the Sun, this “Trinitarian Theophany” is absolutely unique in the history of the world. Thus did God Himself signify the singular importance of what Our Lady of Fatima was about to tell Sister Lucia in the miraculous presence of the Most Holy Trinity: “The moment has come in which God asks of the Holy Father to make, and to order that in union with him and at the same time all the bishops of the world make, the consecration of Russia to My Immaculate Heart.”


Summer, 1931 - Our Lord Jesus Christ appeared to Sister Lucia and issued this warning to the Church’s hierarchy regarding the failure to perform the Consecration of Russia that God Himself commanded through the Blessed Virgin Mary two years earlier: “Make it known to My ministers, given that they follow the example of the King of France in delaying the execution of My command, they will follow him into misfortune.” Since it was promised that there would be peace following the Consecration exactly as requested, and there is still no peace, it remains very questionnable whether the Consecration has yet been performed, properly.


November 29, 1932 - Our Lady appeared in Beauraing, Belgium, appearing to five young children thirty-three times over a thirty-five day period. When asked who she was, she answered : “I am the Immaculate Virgin.” She gave only one of the children a personal “secret” and then proclaimed to him that: “I am the Mother of God, the Queen of Heaven.” However, because she revealed a golden Heart on at least two separate occasions, she is known by the title The Lady of the Golden Heart of Beauraing. Some saw this apparition as a continuation of the Fatima apparitions.


January 15, 1933 - Only a very short time after her apparitions at Beauraing, Belgium, Our Lady once again appeared in Belgium, this time at Banneux, only fifty miles away. Some feel that this apparition could be seen as a renewal of the message of Lourdes. Mary appeared in a similar dress as she did at Lourdes, with a blue sash, and dedicated a spring of water to healing as she had done at Lourdes. But, unlike Lourdes, this spring already existed and was not miraculously discovered, as at Lourdes. Similar to Beauraing, her message at Banneux was: “I come to relieve the sick” and “I come to relieve suffering.” Further, she said: “Have faith in me....I shall trust you....pray earnestly.”


September, 1939 - World War II began as Our Lady had promised at Fatima in her third apparition on July 13, 1917: “if people do not stop offending God, another and worse war will break out in the reign of Pius XI. When you see a night illumined by an unknown light, know that it is the great sign that God gives you, that He is going to punish the world for its crimes by means of war, hunger, persecution fo the Church and the Holy Father.”


August 31, 1941 - Sister Lucia records the first two parts of the “Great Secret” in her Third Memoir.


December 7, 1941 - Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor.


December 8, 1941 - Sister Lucia records the final part of the “Great Secret” In her Fourth Memoir,


Important Events During the Amsterdam Apparitions Timeframe


May 8, 1945 - This day marks the end of World War II in Europe as the Allies accepted Germany’s surrender about a week after Adolf Hitler had committed suicide.

August 6, 1945 - The first atomic bomb was deployed over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The explosion wiped out 90 percent of the city and immediately killed 80,000 people; tens of thousands more would later die of radiation exposure.


August 9, 1945 - A second atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, killing an estimated 40,000 people.


August 15, 1945 - Japan’s emperor Hirohito made a personal radio address announcing his country’s agreement in principal to an unconditional surrender in World War II.


September 2, 1945 - Japan formally surrenders, ending World War II throughout the world.


December 8, 1945 - Bishop de Silva places the paper with the Third Secret which he had received in an envelope from Sister Lucia into another envelope. Our Lady asked of Sister Lucia that the third secret bE revealed in 1960 because: “In 1960 the message will appear clearer.” Sister Lucia made Cardinal de Silva promise to open and read the secret to the world at her death or in 1960 whichever first occurs.


June 25, 1950 - Start of the Korean War which lasted until July, 1953 (which was foretold by The Lady). United Nations Forces led by the United States suffered 118,515 men killed in battle, 264,591 wounded, and 92,987 captured; the great majority of those in North Korean captivity died from mistreatment or starvation. North Korea and China, its military backer, suffered from at least 1,600,000 battlefield casualties. According to U.S. Secretary of State Dean Acheson: “If the best minds in the world had set out to find us the worst possible location in the world to fight this damnable war, the unanimous choice would have been Korea.”


1959 - Pope John XXIII opened the envelope with the Third Secret but did not reveal it to the public.


January 25, 1959 - Two months before the last apparition at Amsterdam, Pope John XXIII announced the Second Vatican Council, also called Vatican II. This was the 21st ecumenical council of the Roman Catholic Church established to serve as a means of spiritual renewal for the church and as an occasion for Christians separated from Rome to join in a search for Christian unity. Preparatory commissions appointed by the pope prepared an agenda and produced drafts (schemata) of decrees on various topics.




  It is March 25, 1945.  A young woman in Amsterdam, Ida Peerdeman, is gathered with her sisters around the pot-bellied stove.  A priest friend of the family, Fr. Frehe, is presently visiting. As they are in lively talk, suddenly something strange happens.  Ida sees an overwhelming light. Her surroundings seem to disappear. From that light, a beautiful feminine figure comes forward and begins the communicate with Ida.  In her first message, she said this: “They will call me ‘The Lady’, Mother.” This message was then followed by an additional fifty-five messages with the last message being a majestic farewell vision.


​Our Lady’s Messages by Timeframe


1945-1951 - The first twenty-five messages from 1945-1951 are more general in topic. On November 15, 1950, fifteen days following the proclamation of the dogma of the Assumption of Mary into Heaven, the Lady appeared standing on the globe, and for the first time, she mentioned her title: ”The Lady of All Nations.” And, she presents images, warnings and prophesies which clearly reflect the political and spiritual turbulence of the second half of the twentieth century.


1951-1954 - The next twenty-four messages from 1951-1954 take on a new direction. The great plan by which the Lady wishes to save the world gradually unfolds. She dictates a prayer, which, together with her image, shall be spread throughout the whole world, and she states that this - her ‘worldwide’ action’ - is the direct preparation for the final Marian dogma: Mary Co-redemptrix, Mediatrix, and Advocate. In numerous messages she explicates the meaning and importance of this prayer, image, and dogma, and she promises that the dogma will bring about a completely new outpouring of the Holy Spirit.


1954-1959 - In the last seven messages from 1954-1959 the Lady addressed the nations of the world in grand visions showing the way to go, the way leading to the daily Miracle, the Eucharist. Each message was given on May 31st of each year. (In addition, eleven of the 26 “Eucharistic Experiences”, between 1958 and 1970, also occurred on May 31st.)


Our Lady’s Messages by Major Topic


Visions of the Future


  The Second World War in drawing to a close, as the Lady appears for the first time on March 25, 1945.  She puts up five fingers and announces that the war will end in May. In fact, Holland was liberated on the fifth of May.  She shows Ida the Rosary and encourages perseverance in its praying. Then, the Lady casts a glance further into the future.


  The visionary gets a vision of the Exodus of the Jewish people from Egypt, and hear the words: “Israel will rise again.”  Indeed, in 1948, the new independent state of Israel is proclaimed.  This prediction, however, continues with a warning about the manner in which the Jewish people obtain possession of the land by ignoring the rights of the Palestinian people: “And Yahweh is ashamed of His People.” Today, this has become recognizable.


  Also in 1945, the Cold War is manifested to Ida in several visions, and also the Iron Curtain, but, as well, its downfall. As Ida explains: “The Lady points to a bold line in Germany and states: “Europe is divided into two. “With my hand, I [Ida] grab it and throw it away.” This, however, does not mean peace.  The Lady emphasizes the necessity of a return to God and to his justice: “It is not to be found among the people: justice, truth, love.” The visionary then sees the Cross standing in the center of the world, and the Lady points to it.  Ida remarks, “I have to take it up, but I turn my head away. It is as if I represent humanity, and throw the Cross away from me.  ‘No,’ the Lady says, It must be taken up and put back into the center…first back to Him— only then is there true peace.”

A New Split in the World


  The messages reveal a period of increasing moral degradation and disasters, which ends in total catastrophe, unless humanity converts: As Ida relays: “Then over Europe, I see heavy thick clouds coming, and, beneath that, big waves which sweep over Europe… The Lady says: ‘Europe, be warned. This is not only economic battle…  it is about ruining the spirit. Politico-Christian struggle…”. The time when this takes place, so the predictions state, will also be a time which  climate change: “Nature will change too… disaster on disaster…”.  We now know all about this.  “Meteors, be warned!” the Lady also adds.  It will also be a time of globalization.


  Ida then recalls: “Then, in the distance, I see many Eastern Peoples.  “He will wake them up,” the Lady says.  She predicts a new division in the world. Ida explains: “Suddenly I see Cairo, and get a strange feeling about it. Then I see all kind of Eastern Peoples: Persians (Iranians), Arabs, etc. The Lady says: “The world is, so to speak, going to be torn in two. I now see the world before me and a big split coming, a crack that winds its way through the world.”  This, too, has become obviously visible in our own time.  


China, Russia, and the U.S.  


  Then Ida sees the Chinese people crossing a line. “With my hand I must go up and down above Formosa (Taiwan) and Korea… ‘The war in Korea is just an omen and the beginning of great misery,” the Lady says. But Russia, also, will play its role: “The Russians will not leave it at that”, She warns. The effect of the dissolution of the Soviet Union will have serious impact: “Russia will do everything with pretense.” But the United States, is also to blame: “The Lady points to America and moves her finger in disapproval, while with a grave face she says:’ Don’t play off your policies too far! Then she makes me feel the Cross that also lies heavy over America, and warns: America… Russia. It is coming nearer.” What no one thought possible anymore, once again seems to have become possible. Our Lady warned of this already 60 years ago.


Chaos in the Middle East


  The Lady points to the globe, and says: “Do see all these countries. Nowhere unity, nowhere peace. Everywhere tensions, everywhere unrest. The Lord Jesus Christ allows this. His time will come. But first there will be a time of commotion…  paganism, deniers of God, snakes, they will first try to rule this world”. In those times even between America and Europe will arise conflicts. The visionary sees the words written: “Trade War, boycotting, currencies, disasters”. Then I see the word ‘hunger’ and ‘political chaos’ written”. The Lady says: “This is not only for your country, but for the whole world”.  In the meantime, we can follow everything in the daily news. But the center of all the chaos remains the Middle East. The visionary sees it in symbolic words and images: "Now I see a round dome. I am given to understand: that is a dome of Jerusalem. I hear now, In and around Jerusalem heavy battles will be waged… The gates are opening. The Eastern peoples are holding their hands before their faces in Jerusalem. They will wail over their city. There is a large well in which you all can wash yourselves…”.


​The Spiritual Battle


  As in Fatima so also in Amsterdam, Our Lady talks about the danger of world catastrophe, but always as being conditional.  She has been sent, precisely in order to avoid or mitigate it. The purpose of prophecy is not to announce an inevitable fate, but always rather to hold out a saving hand to humanity so as to prevent it. Although, this requires conversion, repentance, and prayer. 


  This brings us to the essence of these messages, which is to testify to the spiritual battle going on in our times. The social and political predictions are, in fact, just a prelude, as Our Lady points especially to the spiritual fight that exists veiled behind all external events.


   Above all, she tries to bring home to the Church the serious and gravity of our times. It is necessary to act, and to act quickly: “The times are much too serious.  No one realizes how serious.”


The Hand of Satan

  Then the messages take a new turn.  Gradually, the divine plan unfolds by which the Lady may save the world, but first, she exposes, oftentimes, with concrete examples, the plan of her Adversary: “The hand of Satan goes all over the world, with die in it.  Do you know, Community, what this means…? The world is covered with a false spirit, Satan…this spirit is hard at work to influence and corrupt the world…this spirit tries to penetrate in all different forms, slowly and cunningly…”.  Already for decades, we have seen this diabolical reality taking place in the world.


  Again and again, the Lady points to moral and spiritual degeneration as the core crisis in the Church and in the world, and the forces that are behind this: “Religion will have a hard struggle, and they want to trample it under foot. This will be done so cunningly that scarcely anyone will notice it.  But I am giving warning.”  Then, it is as though the Lady puts the Cross on a type of raised platform, and says: “Do you see this Cross?  That is where humanity must return to…Let the modern world, with all its technology, not forget this simple Cross!”




  As early as 1951, Our Lady showed Ida a vision of the Second Vatican Council, and confirms the necessity of reforms and changes, disciplinary changes which include the formation of priests and religious. She is especially worried about Rome and the Vatican—it is in danger, but at the same time protected. The visionary sees the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica, and hears: “That shall and must be protected.  The other spirit is penetrating so dreadfully.”  Then, the Lady says: “That is the center…Let that remain the center!  The spirits of the world are working to destroy that center.  I will help you.” “Now I [Ida] notice that Our Lady is holding her hand above the Pope and St. Peter’s. The Pope is sitting with his fingers raised, and above his head is written, ‘Fight.’  I see more and more fighting.  Then suddenly I see soldiers wearing high caps standing behind the Pope; they are raising two fingers.” Could this be a reference to Freemasony?

​Mary and the Holy Eucharist


  Sometimes, Our Lady becomes very concrete in her messages.  For example, she warns the celibacy is in danger from the inside, but that it must remain: “There are people who want this to be changed.  Only in great exceptions.” Often, she refers to the Holy Eucharist as “the daily miracle,” and warns of errors concerning the Eucharist: “Warn the clergy about false doctrines, particularly concerning the Eucharist…”.  Ida then sees Our Lady shake her [head]vehemently: “No, nations, listen to what He said—not an idea, but Himself, under the appearance of a little bread, under the appearance of wine...Bring your children back to the Sacrifice, bring your children[people] back to the Sacrifice.”  


  Amsterdam has a special Eucharist mission: “I have chosen Amsterdam as the place of the Lady of All Nations. It is also the place of the Sacrament. Understand this well.  In Amsterdam, therefore, she wants a new church to be built which will be dedicated to the Lady of All Nations, where people can find their Mother, and where her Eucharistic Son will be adored."


Men and Women


  Ida received a message concerning the proper role of men and women: “The Lady forms two rows of people. Now I see men standing to her right and women to her left. Then she points at the row of women with a compassionate look on her face. She shakes her head in pity and says, as though addressing those women: “Do you still know your task?” She then explains the extremely significant influence that women have on men: “Listen carefully. As a woman is, so is the man.  You women, set the example. Return to your womanliness… Abandon all of your egoism and vanity, and try to bring to the center, the Cross, all children and those who are still wandering around grazing. Make sacrifice.”  Then she looks at the row of men and says: “I have one

question for you, men: where are the soldiers for Christ?... from you, men, has to come the strength and the will to lead the world to the sole Prince of this world, the Lord Jesus Christ.”


This Time is Our Time


  Here we have the heart of her mission and her coming to Amsterdam.  Ida hears Our Lady saying: “I have said: this time is Our time. By this I mean the following: the world is caught up in degeneration and superficiality; it does not know which direction to turn. That is why the Father is sending me to be the Advocate, so that the Holy Spirit will come. For the world is not saved by force, the world will be saved by the Spirit. For it is nothing other than ideas which rule the world. Very well then, Church of Rome, know your task. Bring your ideas, bring Christ anew.’


  Now the Lady remains standing without saying anything, as she gazes far into the distance. This lasts a while and then she says: ‘And the Lady stayed with her Apostles until the Spirit came.’ While she says this, that peculiar change comes over her face again; it is as if she were speaking from out of former times. I see priests and other people standing about her, as she says: ‘So also may the Lady come to her apostles and nations throughout the whole world, in order to bring them the Holy Spirit again and anew.'”                                       

A New Prayer is Given

To invoke the Holy Spirit over our wounded world the Lady of all Nations gave a new, short and beautiful prayer: “Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Father, send now your Spirit over the world. Let the Holy Spirit live in the hearts of all Nations, that they may be preserved from degeneration, disasters and war. May the Lady of all Nations, the Blessed Virgin Mary, be our Advocate. Amen”.


  She explains that time is pressing: “This time is Our time. Now the Father and the Son wants to be asked to send the Spirit. I recited to you the simple prayer and let you see how I wish to have it spread over the whole world…This simple prayer has been given for all peoples… All of you, no matter who or what you are, ask that the true Holy Spirit may come. This you shall ask the Father and the Son. The Divine Trinity will again reign over the world. The Lady stands here as the Advocate. The issue here is the Creator, not the Lady. Tell this to your theologians….”


  In the last 70 years the prayer has progressively been spread throughout the whole world. It has been translated in almost all languages, and has received the imprimatur from more then 60 bishops and cardinals.


A Message for the Pope


  The prayer, Our Lady promises, has great power, especially when prayed with the Church.  She then addresses the Pope directly: “I have come today to bring a special message. Ask the Holy Father to pray the prayer, which Mary as Co-redemptrix, Mediatrix and Advocate, under the title ‘The Lady of All Nations’, has given to the world, and to lead the nations in praying it. Tell him: Apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ, teach your peoples this simple yet profound prayer. It is Mary, the Lady of All Nations, who asks this of you. You are the shepherd of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ.  Tend your sheep. Know well, great threats are hanging over the Church, are hanging over the world. Now the moment has come for you to speak of Mary as

Co-redemptrix, Mediatrix and Advocate, under the title ‘The Lady of All Nations’. Why is Mary asking this of you? Because she has been sent by her Lord and Creator so that, under this title and through this prayer, she may deliver the world from a great world catastrophe.”


The Last Marian Dogma

The last and most climactic element in the plan of the Lady of All Nations is the repeated request for the dogmatic proclamation by the Holy Father of her roles as Co-redemptrix, Mediatrix, and Advocate. If the Church solemnly proclaims her mission as Spiritual Mother of all Peoples, under the titles Co-redemptrix, Mediatrix and Advocate, then She will be able to unfold her motherly mediating power in its fullest possible capacity.   She makes a promise: “The Lady of All Nations wishes for unity in the true Holy Spirit. The world is covered by a false spirit, by Satan. Once the dogma, the final dogma in Marian history, has been proclaimed, the Lady of All Nations will grant peace, true peace, to the world. The nations, however, must pray my prayer, together with the Church. They shall know that the Lady of All Nations has come as Co-redemptrix, Mediatrix, and Advocate. So be it.”


Three Thoughts in One - Again and again, Our Lady explains why the dogma is necessary, and what it means.  Ida gets a vision, in which she sees a hand, which looks more like a claw. In the claw, there is a die. The Lady says: “Satan’s hand is passing over the whole world, holding a die. Do you know, Church, Community, what this means? Satan is still the prince of this world. He holds on to everything he can. That is why the Lady of All Nations had to come now, in this time. For she is the Immaculate Conception and thus the Co-redemptrix, Mediatrix and Advocate. These three thoughts in one. Theologians, do you hear this well?” She stressed that the dogma is not a Marian idea apart from Christ and his Cross and God’s great plan of Redemption.


Explanation for Theologians - Our Lady repeatedly offers explanation of the new dogma to the theologians: “Once again I say: the Son came into the world as the Redeemer of humanity. The work of redemption was the Cross. He was sent by the Father. Now, however, the Father and the Son wants to send the Lady throughout the whole world. For in the past, too, she went before the Son and followed Him. That is why I now stand on the world, on the globe. The Cross is firmly fixed upon it, implanted in it. Now the Lady places herself before it, as the Mother of the Son, who with Him accomplished this work of redemption. This image speaks for itself and shall already be brought into the world, because the world needs the Cross again.”


  Still again, she addresses directly the theologians: “Because Mary is Co-redemptrix, she is also Mediatrix, she is also Advocate. Not only because she is the Mother of the Lord Jesus Christ, but -and mark this well - because she is ‘the Immaculate Conception.’ Theologians, I ask you: do you still have objections to this dogma?”


  Controversy But Ultimate Victory - At the same time, Mary foresaw that much controversy will arise over this final Marian dogma: “The Church, Rome, however, shall not be afraid to take up this struggle. It can only make the Church stronger and more powerful… Fight for and ask for this dogma. It is the crowning of your Lady.” … I know well, the struggle will be hard and bitter (and then the Lady smiles to herself and seems to gaze into the far distance), but the outcome is already assured.”


  This dogma will be the last Marian dogma, the Lady emphasizes, but also the most important one: “Just as the Son knew me, so did He take me back again. The final Marian dogma will be the greatest one: to stand as Co-redemptrix before the Cross in this time.”


  For over 100 years, many bishops and faithful have been zealous for the cause of this last Marian dogma. Saints have spoken in favor of this. In our own time, millions of faithful and hundreds of cardinals and bishops have requested the Holy Father to proclaim this truth now, amidst our own grave and troubled global times-- not as a purely theological issue, but as a testimony of faith, that will allow the Lady of All Nations and the Mother of All Peoples to bring great grace and ultimately “peace, true peace to the world.”


Our Lady’s Final Apparition


The final apparition of The Lady of All Nations occurred on May 31, 1969. The following are excerpts from the visionary’s description of what she saw and heard:


  “From my window I suddenly saw a great light in the sky. I was amazed and shouted to my relations, ‘Look! There!’ pointing into the air. It was a light, but so intense that it was impossible to gaze upon it. I could not look into the powerful light and covered my eyes with my hands. Yet I was compelled to look at it. It seemed that the sky was town apart - it really was a tearing apart of the sky! Then I suddenly saw the Lady! She was enveloped in dazzling glory. I had never seen her in such splendor! I saw nothing but the dazzling Lady at the center of this immense, inexplicable glory.”


  I cannot possibly describe this heavenly, powerful, splendid sight. I saw no sheep, no Cross, only the Lady, with rays of dazzling glory about her!


  She wore a crown. Never before had I seen her wear a crown. I saw no gold or diamonds, yet I know very well that it was a crown; she now wore a crown. Its gold and diamonds were made of light. It sparkled with light more brilliant than the rarest diamonds and the finest gold. The Lady herself was one explosion of immense, extraordinary light. She was heavenly, glorious! I cannot explain with only words.


  Below this glorious manifestation of the Lady was the ordinary, blue sky. Beneath the sky was the top portion of the globe. This was completely black. Then I saw the Lady moving her finger from one side to the other and shaking her head as in disapproval and warning. And I heard her say: ‘Do penance.’


  Then something very strange happened. From the dark globe there rose up a vast number of human heads. Gradually, from the depths of the globe all kinds of people ascended to the surface of the hemisphere. I pondered this scend, thinking, ‘How is it that there are so many races and nations of people?’


  The Lady then extended her hands in blessing over all these people, and the sadness left her face. I heard, ‘Make amends to Him.’


  Suddenly the Lady disappeared. In her place, I saw an enormous Host. It was an enormous host but quite a normal one like those we see in church.


  Then a chalice appeared in front of the Host. It was made of magnificent gold. The chalice then toppled over towards me. I saw think streams of blood pouring from the chalice upon the globe and spilling over the earth. It was a very distressing sight and I became filled with horror.


  Suddenly the bloody vision melted into a brilliant, dazzling Sacred Host. It shone so brightly that I felt temporarily blinded from its brilliance. The Host seemed to be made of white fire. In the center of the dazzling Host was a small opening of sorts. I cannot describe it any better. Suddenly, the Host splintered, it seemed to burst open. A figure emerged. His appearance was so sublime, such depth of power emanated from him and he possessed such majesty that fear gripped me. I dared to look upon him. While I contemplated this unique Being, the thought kept recurring in my mind, ‘And yet there are two.’ But when I looked, I saw only one. Still my mind kept repeating, ‘And yet there are two.’


  And suddenly, from the center of the two there burst forth an indescribable light. In the light, I saw a Dove emerge out from the center. It shot faster than the speed of lightning down towards the globe, radiating such immense, dazzling light that I feared for my eyes. What sublime splendor! What magnificent glory! The soaring Being, majestic, powerful, regal: and the world now all bathed in light from the radiant Dove! A voice rang out, ‘He who eats me and drinks me, takes eternal life and receives the True Spirit.’


  All this lasted for a time. Then the Lady appeared again, exactly as she had appeared at the beginning. Now I saw, I knew the difference between her splendor and glory, and the grandeur and majesty of the soaring Being.


  Total joy seemed to envelope the Lady and I heard her say very softly in the distance, “Adieu!”


  The visionary speaks of these times as ‘the Times of the Holy Spirit.’ The Lady of All Nations disclosed:


  ‘The struggle is intense, it is hard, but on the condition that you all collaborate, the True Spirit will triumph....Remember the first and principal commandment: Love. It contains all else.’”




  Amsterdam Apparitions (1945-1959) Formally Approved by Local Bishop After 43 Years; Full Text of the Statement by Bishop Jozef Marianus Punt of May 31, 2002 follows:


As Bishop of Haarlem/Amsterdam, I have been requested to make a statement regarding the authenticity of the apparitions of Mary as the Lady of All Nations in Amsterdam during the years of 1945 -1959. Many members of the faithful and bishops have emphasized the urgency for clarification. I also have been personally aware that this development of devotion, which has spanned over 50 years, call for this.


  As it is known, my predecessor, Msgr. H. Bomers and myself had previously given permission 1996. As to the supernatural character of the apparitions and contents of the messages, we did not give our judgment, but declared that "everyone is free to make a judgment for himself or herself according to their conscience." Having had a generally positive attitude towards authenticity, we decided to await further development and to "discern the spirit" further (cf. 1 Thes 5:19-21).Over the period of six subsequent years, I observed that the devotion had taken its place in the spiritual life of millions all over the world, and that it possesses the support of many bishops. Many experiences of conversion and reconciliation, as well as healings and special protection also have been reported to me. In full recognition of the responsibility of the Holy See, it is primarily the task of the local bishop to speak out in conscience regarding the authenticity of private revelations that take place or have taken place within his diocese.

  Therefore I have asked once again for the advice of theologians and psychologists concerning  outcomes of previous investigations, and the questions and objections deriving from them. Their recommendations state that no theological or psychological impediments for a declaration of supernatural authenticity can be found therein. I have also requested the judgment of a number of brother bishops concerning the fruits and development of the devotion, who within their own dioceses have experienced a strong devotion of Mary as the Mother and Lady of All Nations. In light and virtue of all these recommendations, testimonies, and developments, and in pondering all this in prayer and theological reflection, I have come to the conclusion that the apparitions of the Lady of All Nations in Amsterdam consist of a supernatural origin.


  Naturally, the influence of the human element still exists. Authentic images and visions are always transmitted to us, in the words of Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, Prefect of the Congregation of the Doctrine of Faith, "through the filter of our senses, which carry out a work of translation..." and "...are influenced by the potentialities and limitations of the perceiving subject" (Cardinal Ratzinger, Theological Commentary In Preparation for the Release of the Third Part of the Secret of Fatima, L 'Osservatore Romano, June 28, 2000).


Garabandal, Spain Apparition (1961-1965)


  Only two years after her last apparition at Amsterdam, from 1961-1965, Our Lady appeared at Garabandal, Spain, as Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Incredulous and miraculous things happened there. These apparitions have not yet been approved by the Catholic Church.


  On October 18, 1961, the following message from the Blessed Virgin was revealed to the visionaries: “We must make many sacrifices, perform much penance, and visit the Blessed Sacrament frequently. But first, we must lead good lives. If we do not change, a very great chastisement will come upon us.”


  Four years later, on June 18, 1965, a second and final message from the Blessed Virgin was delivered on her behalf by St. Michael to Conchita: “As my message of October 18 has not been complied with and has not been made known to the world, I am advising you that this is the last one. Before, the cup was filling up. Not it is flowing over. Many cardinals, many bishops and many priests are on the road to perdition and are taking many souls with them. Less and less importance is being given to the Eucharist. You should turn the wrath of God away from yourselves by your efforts. If you ask His forgiveness with sincere hearts, He will pardon you.

I, your mother, through the intercession fo St. Michael the Archangel, ask you to amend your lives. You are now receiving the last warnings. I love you very much and do not want your condemnation. Pray to Us with sincerity and we will grant your requests. You should make more sacrifices. Think about the passion of



  On November 13, 1965, the apparitions at Garabandal ended when Our Lady appeared to Conchita for the last time.


​Vatican II (1962-1965)


  On October 11, 1962, The Second Vatican Council (Vatican II). Pope John XXIII had viewed it as an opportunity “to bring the church up to date.” Pope Paul VI, his successor, advised the council fathers to try to meet the pastoral needs of the church seeing the council as an opportunity to come to terms with the challenges of modernity. Those summoned to the council included all Catholic bishops and certain other church dignitaries. Invited to the council sessions, but without the right to vote, were a number of observers from the major Christian churches and communities separated from Rome and a number of Catholics called auditors.


  As a result of Vatican II, the Catholic Church opened its windows onto the modern world, updated the liturgy changing the language and style of the mass permitting Catholics to worship in their own tongue, rather than in Latin, gave a larger role to laypeople, introduced the concept of religious freedom, and called for a new engagement with the secular world and with the experiences of Catholics across the globe – men and women, rich and poor.


  Here are just a few of the results of Vatican II:


· Vatican II ended up giving bishops a sense of empowerment. They spoke candidly and with assertiveness with many openly criticizing the Vatican ban on artificial birth control, shocking the hierarchy.

· Pope John's successors, Pope John Paul II, who was from Poland, and Pope Benedict XVI, of

Germany, were both present at the council and were among those who felt its effects went too far.

· Vatican II caused a tremendous split between theologians and the hierarchy.

· Today, the church hierarchy is still reeling from clerical sex abuse scandals across the world. There's a shortage of priests, and in Europe churches are empty. In Latin America, Catholicism is losing faithful to other Christian religions.

· A large numbers of Catholics — even majorities in some countries — no longer follow the pope's strict pronouncements on obedience and sexual morality.

· More than 90,000 nuns left the church after the rulings of Vatican II with many feeling that they had lost a special place in the Church after being “demoted” to the same level as a parishioner.


Akita, Japan Apparition (1973)


  In each of the apparitions at Fatima, Amsterdam, and Akita, the spiritual causes of war and disasters, and the crucial role of the Virgin Mary in this spiritual battle against the forces of darkness, were highlighted.


  In 1917, Our Lady appeared to the children at Fatima. Twenty-eight years after Fatima, Our Lady began appearing at Amsterdam (1945), and another twenty-eight years after Amsterdam, Our Lady began appearing at Akita (1973).


  Our Lady’s first appearance at Amsterdam was on March 25th, the Feast of the Annunciation.  (Also, interestingly, Our Lady has been appeaed to Mirjana, at Medugorje, on the 25th of each month for many years.)  Our Lady’s last appearance at Akita was on May 31st, the Feast of the Visitation.


  There are links between the apparitions at Amsterdam and Akita and Fatima including Our Lady’s requests for the saying of the Rosary, for prayers for the Pope, bishops, and priests, and for prayer, penance and sacrifices to soften the Father’s anger.


  At Akita, the existence and very active role guardian angels played in protecting their ward and the general function of all angels as adorers of God is shown over and over again. Another aspect of the apparitions at Akita is the importance of liturgical days, and devotional days, which were both emphasized in a dramatic way,


  The statue of Our Lady of Akita, which shed tears 101 times, was carved from a piece of wood using the Image of Our Lady of All Nations as a model. But, above all, there is a link between the apparitions at Amsterdam and Akita in that the events that took place at Akita allude to the Blessed Virgin as Co-Redemptrix.


  If there is a particular conclusion to be drawn from the blood shed by Our Lady at Akita, it is that her mission as Co-Redemptrix has never ended, that it perdures to this very day. The message of Mary as

Co-Redemptrix comes through the image of the statue in several ways: (1) it is a reproduction of Our Lady of All Nations as she appeared in Amsterdam when she announced a forthcoming dogmatic proclamation of Mary as Co-Redemptrix, and Advocate, (2) the right hand of the statue bears a stigmata in the shape of a cross which bled, and (3) the statue sweat fuild and wept blood. The sweat and blood evoke images of Our Lord during His Passion. The Mother of Christ as Co-Redemptrix shares in Her Son’s suffering.


  The role of the co-redemption is shared by all who unite their sufferings with Christ and “fill up those things that were wanting of the sufferings of Christ, in my flesh, for his body, which is the Church”. (Col 1:24) It is a role for the laity to play and is encouraged by the apparitions in Fatima when the Blessed Virgin said, “Pray a great deal and make sacrifices for sinners, for many souls go to Hell for not having someone to pray and make sacrifices for them. “ (August 1917).


The Visionary - Ida Peederman


  Following the apparitions, Ida Peederman always shunned publicity and tried to lead a life as normal as possible. After finishing school she worked in an office for twenty-eight years. For a long time, no one except her closest relatives knew that she was a visionary. The two apparitions that took place in public in St. Thomas Church, therefore, had a great impact on her. When in 1970 the painting of the Lady of All Nations was transferred to Ciepenbrock Street, and in 1976 a chapel was built there, she let herself be seen more in public often leading people in praying the Rosary, and personally receiving the many visitors from near and afar.


  As the Lady had foretold to Ida, she underwent much physical and spiritual suffering during her life, a life marked by extraordinary experiences. As a simple woman with an ordinary education, without any formal theological training, she was confronted with images, words and tasks, which often confused and frightened her. Many people did not take her seriously, nor the messages she had to pass on. She suffered often humiliations, including incomprehension, disbelief and even the derision of others. Her last years were marked by much physical suffering. Till the end of her life, however, she remained her true self - a simple woman, bright and warmhearted by nature, always advverse to any marks of honor. She was always attentive to others’ needs, which in silent prayer she committed to the Lord and the Lady.


  Above all, immense patience was demanded of her, often putting her faith and her trust to the test. The visionary had to wait fifty years before the bishops finally gave permission for public devotion under the Lady’s new title. From that day onward her health deteriorated quickly. On June 17, 1996, her task complete, she passed away at the age of ninety, entering the heavenly kingdom which she had already been privileged to behold here on earth.






  Prior to the Amsterdam apparition, and even to this date, there exist a couple of hundred Catholic dogmas, but only four “Marian” dogmas stating Mary's personal relationship with God and her role in human salvation. It is important to understand the overall concept of dogmas (and doctrines and disciplines), especially in light of Our Lady’s requests at Amsterdam for a Fifth Marian Dogma.


  The sole objective of the Catholic Church and her teaching is to promote a relationship between God and mankind that eventually leads to the eternal salvation of the body of believers. Taken together, dogmas, doctrines, and disciplines compose the framework of the teachings of the Catholic Church.


  Dogmas and Doctrines are the Required Teachings of the Catholic Church. They only apply to Faith and Morals, and cannot change. Dogmas are absolute theological truths directly revealed to  mankind by God. Dogmas are formally taught to us by the Church and as such are taught (infallibly) without error. These Dogmas require the fullest and complete assent of theological faith by all members of the Catholic Church. In other words, to be considered Catholic we must hold these to be true “beyond all doubt”. The deliberate and obstinate denial of a Dogma is called heresy because the person rejects the revealed Word of God.


The Four Existing Marian Dogmas stating Mary's personal relationship with God and her role in human salvation:


1) Divine Motherhood - Mary is the Mother of God


  Mary's divine motherhood was proclaimed at the Council of Ephesus in 431. Various names are used to describe Mary's role as mother of Jesus. She is called "Mother of God" which translates the more accurately stated greek term "Theotokos" or "Birthgiver of God."


  The Council of Ephesus attributed to Mary the title, Mother of God. This needs to be read against the Council's declaration that in Christ there are two natures, one divine and one human, but only one person. Indeed, according to the Council the holy virgin is the Mother of God since she begot according to the flesh the Word of God made flesh. This decision was further explained by the Council of Chalcedon (451) which says with regard to Mary's divine motherhood: "...begotten from the Father before the ages as regards his godhead, and in the last days, the same, because of us and because of our salvation begotten from the Virgin Mary, the Theotokos, as regards his manhood; one and the same Christ, Son, Lord, only-begotten..."


  Mary's Divine Motherhood was not the object of an independent or exclusive dogmatic declaration. The statement is embedded in texts defining the person and natures of Jesus Christ. Thus, the dogma of Divine Motherhood becomes an integral part of the christological dogma. This does not diminish its definitive and binding character. The dogma of Divine Motherhood is generally accepted by all Christian denominations.


2) Perpetual Virginity - Mary was Ever Virgin before, during and after the birth of Jesus


  The expression perpetual virginity, ever-virgin, or simply "Mary the Virgin" refers primarily to the conception and birth of Jesus. From the first formulations of faith, especially in baptismal formulas or professions of faith, the Church professed that Jesus Christ was conceived without human seed by the power of the Holy Spirit only. Here lies the decisive meaning of expressions such as "conceived in the womb of the Virgin Mary," "Mary's virginal conception," or "virgin birth." The early baptismal formula (since the 3rd century) state Mary's virginity without further explaining it, but there is no doubt about its physical meaning. Later statements are more explicit. Mary conceived "without any detriment to her virginity, which remained inviolate even after his birth" (Council of the Lateran, 649).


  Although never explicated in detail, the Catholic Church holds as dogma that Mary was and is Virgin before, in and after Christ's birth. It stresses thus the radical novelty of the Incarnation and Mary's no less radical and exclusive dedication to her mission as mother of her Son, Jesus Christ.  Vatican II reiterated the teaching about Mary, the Ever-Virgin, by stating that Christ's birth did not diminish Mary's virginal integrity but sanctified it . The Catechism of the Catholic Church ponders the deeper meaning of the virgin bride and perpetual virginity (499-507). It also maintains that Jesus Christ was Mary's only child. The so-called "brothers and sisters" are close relations.


3) Immaculate Conception - Mary was Immaculately Conceived


  The solemn definition of Mary's Immaculate Conception is like Divine Motherhood and Perpetual Virginity part of the christological doctrine, but it was proclaimed as an independent dogma by Pope Pius IX in his Apostolic Constitution "Ineffabilis Deus" (December 8, 1854). Though highlighting a privilege of Mary it in fact stresses the dignity and holiness required to become "Mother of God." The privilege of the Immaculate Conception is the source and basis for Mary's all-holiness as Mother of God.


  More specifically, the dogma of the Immaculate Conception states "that the most Blessed Virgin Mary, from the first moment of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege from Almighty God and in view of the merits of Jesus Christ, was kept free of every stain of original sin." This dogma has both a "negative" and a "positive" meaning which complement each other. The "negative" meaning stresses Mary's freedom from original sin thanks to the anticipated or retroactive (here called preventive) grace of Christ's redemptive act. By the same token, the dogma suggests Mary's all-holiness. This "positive" meaning is the consequence of the absence of original sin. Mary's life is permanently and intimately related to God, and thus she is the all-holy.


  Although difficult to explain, original sin provokes disorderliness in thought and behavior, especially with regard to the primacy of God's presence in our life. Consequently, in declaring Mary immaculately conceived, the Church sees in Mary one who never denied God the least sign of love. Thus, the dogma declares that from her beginning Mary was exceptionally holy and in constant union with the sanctifying grace of the Holy Spirit.


4) The Assumption- Mary was assumed into heaven body and soul


  This Marian dogma was proclaimed by Pope Pius XII on November 1, 1950 on his Encyclical Munificentissimus Deus.


  A distinction needs to be made between Ascension and Assumption. Jesus Christ, Son of God and Risen Lord, ascended into heaven, a sign of divine power. Mary, on the contrary, was elevated or assumed into heaven by the power and grace of God.


  This dogma states that "Mary, Immaculate Mother of God ever Virgin, after finishing the course of her life on earth, was taken up in body and soul to heavenly glory." This definition as well as that of the Immaculate Conception makes not only reference to the universal, certain and firm consent of the Magisterium but makes allusion to the concordant belief of the faithful. The Assumption had been a part of the Church's spiritual and doctrinal patrimony for centuries. It had been part of theological reflection but also of the liturgy and was part of the sense of the faithful.


  This dogma has no direct basis in scripture. It was nonetheless declared "divinely revealed," meaning that it is contained implicitly in divine Revelation. It may be understood as the logical conclusion of Mary's vocation on earth, and the way she lived her life in union with God and her mission. The assumption may be seen as a consequence of Divine Motherhood. Being through, with, and for her Son on earth, it would seem fitting for Mary to be through, with, and for her Son in heaven, too. She was on earth the generous associate of her Son. The Assumption tells us that this association continues in heaven. Mary is indissolubly linked to her Son on earth and in heaven.


  In heaven, Mary's active involvement in salvation history continues: "Taken up to heaven, she did not lay aside her salvific duty... By her maternal love she cares for the brothers and sisters of her Son who still journey on earth" (LG). Mary is the "eschatological icon of the Church" (CCC 972), meaning the Church contemplates in Mary her own end of times.


  The definition of this dogma does not say how the transition from Mary's earthly state to her heavenly state happened. Did Mary die? Was she assumed to heaven without prior separation of soul and body? The question remains open for discussion. However, the opinion that Mary passed through death as her Son did, has the stronger support in tradition. Glorified in body and soul, Mary is already in the state that will be ours after the resurrection of the dead.


Fifth Marian Dogma


  The fifth and final Marian dogma, coupled with Lady of All Nations image and prayer are, if you will, weapons for battling the growing evil in the world. “The Lady of All Nations wishes for unity in the true Holy Spirit. The world is covered by a false spirit, by Satan. Once the dogma, the final dogma in Marian history, has been proclaimed, the Lady of All Nations will grant peace, true peace, to the world. The nations, however, must pray my prayer, together with the Church. They shall know that the Lady of All Nations has come as Co-redemptrix, Mediatrix and Advocate. So be it.”


  The Lady appeared in the image of the Lady of All Nations standing before the Cross and over the world and told Ida emphatically, “the Father and the Son wants to bring me into this world as Co-redemptrix, Mediatrix and Advocate. This will be the new and final Marian dogma. This image will precede. This dogma will be much disputed, yet it will be carried through.”


  She elaborated that “This image must go over the whole world. It is the interpretation and illustration of the new dogma. This is why I myself have given this image to the peoples.”  In the Lady of All Nations image, the Mother of God stands above the world and in front of the bright light and cross symbolizing God and Jesus, respectively, while graces stream down from her hands. 


  She stands in that powerful image as:


1. Our Advocate for human petitions and prayers coming from earth to Heaven - This means that our

petitions flow back to the Trinity through Mary. She is our human connection to the Trinity.


  As a loving Mother, Mary cares for her children with tenderness. She brought us Jesus and continues to bring us to Jesus. As St. Teresa of Calcutta said, “No Mary, no Jesus.” She is a model for the Church and our great Advocate. She is with us throughout every step of our lives. She is even alongside us in the Sacraments. She never leaves her Son.


  In Baptism, the stain of Eve is removed and we are given the Holy Spirit and united to the death and resurrection Jesus. Mary, the New Eve is alongside us as she was with the Redeemer under the Cross.


  In Confirmation, we receive the grace of Pentecost. Mary is present with us as she was with the Apostles at Pentecost.


  The Holy Eucharist is the Body and Blood of Christ, fully human and fully divine. This is still the flesh born of Mary.


  In Penance, the merits of Christ on the Cross are applied to the penitent. The mediating presence of Mary at the Cross makes her present to us in Confession.


  Just as Mary did not see bodily corruption and she remained without sin, Mary advocates for us in the Sacrament of the Sick. She desires for us to be more in conformity with Christ and prays for us.


  Jesus Christ exercised His priesthood in His humanity and divinity. Without Mary’s free consent, there would be no Incarnation, and without the Incarnation there would be no Holy Orders.


  The first public miracle of Christ took place at the Wedding Feast at Cana where Christ elevated Matrimony to the level of a sacrament. Further, this miracle took place as the result of Mary’s advocacy on behalf of the couple.


2. Mediatrix for divine graces from Heaven to the nations below her feet on earth - This means that all the graces from the Father and the Son through the Holy Spirit flow to us through Mary;


  It first needs to be pointed out, that the Second Vatican Council teaches, “The maternal duty of Mary… flows forth from the superabundance of the merits of Christ, rests on His mediation, depends entirely on it and draws all its power from it. In no way does it impede, but rather does it foster the immediate union of the faithful with Christ (LG 60).”


  Jesus is the one Mediator between God and man. Mary does not supplant this mediation, she simply participates in it in a unique way. From the moment that she consented to bring the Word of God into the world, the God-bearer continues in this mission.


  The Mother of the Redeemer is given to St. John, representing the whole Church, at the foot of the Cross. Jesus says, “Woman behold thy son (cf. LG, 58).” At that moment, Mary, the New Eve, is shown as the mother of all the living. As the fathers of the Second Vatican Council said, “She is our mother in the order of grace (LG, 61),” which “began with the consent which she gave in faith at the Annunciation… and lasts until the eternal fulfillment of all the elect (LG, 62).” From the moment she said yes to God at the Annunciation, Mary began her mediating motherly role for all mankind.


  Finally, the council fathers say, “Taken up to heaven she did not lay aside this salvific duty, but by her constant intercession continued to bring us the gifts of eternal salvation (LG, 62).” All of the grace of God is ordered to our eternal salvation, and Mary acquires these gifts and distributes them to all. Mary associates with her Son in His work of redemption and mediation by the will of God the Father. It is by His plan and through her Son that Mary has any ability to do anything. The Father did not need her, but He chose her.


  Mary was associated with the Redeemer in acquiring graces and so she shares with the Mediator in their distribution. Like St. Bernardine of Siena said, “Every grace that is communicated to this world has a threefold course. For by excellent order, it is dispensed from God to Christ, from Christ to the Virgin, from the Virgin to us.”


3. Co-redemptrix who has the weight of the cross at her back and the blood of her crucified Son around her waist - 'Co' is from the Latin 'cum' which means with. 'Co-Redemptrix means Our Lady is 'one with the Redeemer.' It refers to Our Lady's co-operation in our redemption. She co-operated with God at the Annunciation to give a body to Jesus. She suffered with Jesus at the foot of the cross. This title of Our Lady shows that suffering has supernatural value, that there is a value in accepting the cross.


  On the Cross, Jesus Christ redeemed the world. In other words, He bought back humanity from the jaws of death. He opened the way to eternal life by paying the price of the debt of Adam and Eve. He is the new Adam who makes up perfectly for the sin of the old Adam. Likewise, the Blessed Virgin Mary is the new Eve alongside the new Adam. Mary uniquely participates with Jesus in the saving work of Calvary. Jesus is the Redeemer, and only He alone could buy back the human family from the bonds of sin. However, God willed that His Mother, as a human being, should participate in the process of redemption. She is alongside the Redeemer and thus is called the Co-Redemptrix. She is the woman spoken of in the Protoevangelium that is in total enmity with Satan. She shows us the perfect model of participating in the work of redemption.


  Christ accomplished the redemption perfectly upon the Cross, but the work of redemption continues until the end of time. We can unite our good works, our hopes and desires, our sufferings, and our joys to the Cross of Christ. When we do so, we offer a sacrifice of our lives in Christ and become co-redeemers.


  The Mother of God should be declared the Co-redemptrix by the force and weight of pure reason. Without Mary’s consent to the Holy Spirit to be the mother of Our Savior, Jesus would not have taken on human flesh. Without that flesh, there would have been no nativity, no public ministry, no passion, no death, no resurrection, and no redemption and restoration of man in the eyes of God. 


  All these landmarks of man’s redemption rested upon the faithful acceptance of the Holy Spirit’s request of the young girl Miriam or Mary. Her womb gave Jesus His body and blood sacrificed at Calvary. Without the Mother of God, there would have been no sacred blood by which humanity was redeemed.


  1 Tim 2:5 says there is one mediator between God and man, Jesus. But that does not take away from others mediating to a lesser extent. Mary is a mediator, but subordinate to the mediation of Jesus. We could say that we are all called to act as co-redeemers by uniting our sufferings with Jesus on the cross, we are all called to mediate the love of God to others and every time someone asks us to pray for them they are asking us to be an advocate before God for them. The fifth dogma will recognize the unique role of Mary as Co-Redemptrix, Mediatrix and Advocate.


  These titles have already been used of Our Lady in the official magisterial teaching of the Church. The Vatican II document Lumen Gentium §62 refers to Mary as Mediatrix and Advocate. Also on 24th September 1997 Pope John Paul made a strong statement referring to Our Lady's role in our Redemption and referred to her role as our Mediatrix and Advocate. On 1st October 1997, Pope John Paul made a strong statement on Our Lady's role as Mediatrix.


  Since 1993, there has been a movement called Vox Populi Mariae Mediatrici which has been at the forefront of the growing enthusiasm for the fifth dogma. The movement has collected millions of signatures throughout the world in support of the proclamation of this dogma.


  Only the Magisterium of the Church can declare dogma. So, it is not up to us to decide if there ought to be a fifth Marian dogma. Regardless, these doctrines are held as part of the content of the Faith and have been celebrated in various ways in the liturgical life of the Church. Mary is the Co-Redemptrix, the Mediatrix of All Graces, and an Advocate.


  It is the opinion of many that when this dogma is proclaimed the triumph of Mary's Immaculate Heart will begin which she predicted at Fatima and that it will usher in a new Pentecost in the Church.


Pope Francis I and the Fifth Dogma


  In the Summer of 2019, an international group of bishops and cardinals wrote an open letter to Pope Francis out of concern for the peoples of this world. “There is so much suffering. We see more coming. The world is out of balance, politically, economically, morally, ecologically, and is on the edge of a world catastrophe.” Behind all the external events, they continue, “more than ever a spiritual battle is going on between good and evil, light and darkness, in the hearts of humanity. Here the real battle must be fought. Mankind is in great need of conversion, and of help from the Lord, his angels and his Mother. They call the Church to gather in a new way around Mary, “the Woman clothed with the Sun”, and ask the Pope to honor the role of Mary in Redemption in a new and final Marian dogma.


  For over a century, there has been a strong movement for a new Marian dogma, started by Cardinal Mercier of Belgium in 1915.  The title ‘Co-redemptrix’ has a much longer tradition in the life of the Church and in the teachings of the Magisterium. For example, Pope St. John Paul II repeatedly used the Co-redemptrix term in magisterial documents during his pontificate.


  It is not unusual, however, that private revelation precedes a dogma, as was the case with the last two Marian dogmas. The dogma of the Immaculate Conception, for example, was preceded by the Miraculous Medal apparitions to St. Catherine Labouré, Paris in 1830, which revealed the prayer, “O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us…” and encouraged Bl. Pope Pius IX in his decision to proclaim this Marian doctrine as dogma in 1854. The dogma of Mary Assumption into Heaven was preceded by a Marian apparition to a young French boy, Gilles de Bonheure, to whom Our Lady revealed how her body was carried into heaven by angels. He was instructed to convey this message to Pope Pius XII, who received the young French visionary in an audience, and was humble enough to take it seriously. This also served as an encouragement for the dogmatic proclamation in 1950.


  It also is normal that a dogma is preceded by a long and intense dialogue within the Church.  Articles and newspapers at the time immediately preceding the proclamation of the dogma of Mary Assumption, for instance, make this very clear.  The Pope had to face great opposition from bishops and theologians who were very much troubled about the perceived ecumenical implications. In the end, a Pope has to take a hard and lonely decision, which actually led to the most fruitful development of Christian ecumenism in the history of the Church.  


  There has been a worldwide campaign of prayer that is especially meant to invoke the Holy Spirit, through Our Lady’s intercession, to enlighten Pope Francis so as to know what the Lord expects him to do in our present and serious moment of human history. The campaign is also based on the faith that behind all the dramatic events in world and Church, a spiritual struggle is going on between good and evil, light and darkness.  Whatever can be done, and must be done in politics, society, economy, etc., the ultimate victory will only be gained on the spiritual level.


  Prayer, conversion, and certainly a dogma which would solemnly acknowledge Our Lady’s great roles of motherly intercession, would serve as a strong public testimony of faith, and a powerful weapon in the present spiritual battle.




Our Lady of All Nations (Amsterdam) Prayer:  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.




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