The Lady of All Nations
Amsterdam, Holland 1945 - 1959
Lady reportedly appeared and spoke by inner locution over several decades under
the title of 'The Lady of All Nations' to a woman in Amsterdam name Ida
Peerdeman. She had many messages of great importance for the future of the
Church. She seemed to predict Vatican II and many of the specific issues
addressed therein, more than ten years before the 'surprise' council was called.
She affirmed that many areas of modernization in the Church were necessary so
Rome could take advantage of the special opportunities given it in our day to
evangelize using modern means. She warned of a grave danger to the Church in the
late Twentieth Century: a resurgence of the modernist heresy.
The Lady of All Nations predicted the 'final Marian dogma' proclaiming Our Lady
'Co-Redemptrix, Mediatrix, and Advocate,' which would sum up and explain Marian
theology, and would 'crown' Our Lady. These apparitions are under investigation
by the Church as of this writing. Cardinal Ratzinger reportedly has written the
visionary that there are no theological barriers to the possible proclamation of
the dogma. Some speculate it could be the proclamation of this dogma that will
create the official schism in the Catholic Church, which is foretold by many
visionaries to happen in the latter days."
On August 13, 1905, Ida Peerdeman is born in Alkmaar, Holland, as the youngest of five children. At the little one's baptism in the parish church, St. Joseph, she is given the name Isje Johanna, but she will always be called just Ida. The first apparition of Mary as the Lady of All Nations took place in Amsterdam on March 25, 1945, the Feast of the Annunciation. Her coming was an event that occurred in all silence and simplicity, hidden from the eyes of the world. In that year the Annunciation coincided with Palm Sunday. World War II was still going on in the Netherlands, and Amsterdam was living through a horrible period in its history. Ida and her sisters were sitting around ceramic heating oven, something similar to a pot belly stove, and talking about the war and the latest happenings. Fr. Frehe, Ida's confessor and friend, was in the city and came to visit. It is surely no coincidence that Our Mother began her revelations as the Lady of All Nations on the Feast of the Annunciation. It was on this day that Mary gave her consent to God and thereby made way for the salvation of mankind. In a sense she was repeating the act bringing through Her apparitions and messages the love and salvation of Her Lord and Master. Ida recounts that she saw a light in the corner of the adjoining room and she was drawn to it. Out of the light came the Lady. The Lady told Ida to repeat what She said after Her. Ida did so. The Lady spoke slowly. Fr. Frehe told Ida's sister to write down what Ida was saying and she did so. From 1945 until 1959, The Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to Ida Peerdeman, of Amsterdam, Netherlands fifty-six times. Our Lady requests the official recognition of her vocation as "Coredemptrix, Mediatrix and Advocate," promising that, "The Lady of All Nations will then give peace, true peace, to the world".
Through her various messages to Ida, Our Lady herself describes in detail how the image should look, what those details mean, and asks that an image be made of it. On the image, Our Lady describes: "I am standing on the globe and both of my feet are set upon it firmly. You also see my hands clearly, and my face, hair and veil. The rest is as in a haze. . .Now, I will explain to you why I come in this form. I stand as the Lady before the Cross - with head, hands, and feet as of a human being, with the body however, as of the Spirit, because the Son came through the will of the Father" (March 4, 1951). She continues to describe that the girdle she is wearing "represents the loin cloth of the Son" (April 15, 1951). The Devotion to the Lady of All Nations revolves around the following key elements: the Image, the Prayer, and the Spread of the Image and Prayer.
The Prayer of Amsterdam
On February 11, 1951, the prayer, which was prophesied six years before was finally given to Ida Peerdeman. Our Lady said: "Do pray in front of the cross:
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Father,
send now your Spirit over the earth.
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Father,
send now your Spirit over the earth.
"This prayer has been given for the conversion of the world. Let this prayer accompany whatever you do in your daily life. This prayer should be spread in the churches and through modern means of communication. I have taught you that simple prayer to the Father and the Son. See that it is made known throughout the world, among all the Nations. They all have a right to it. Make sure that the prayer, which briefly and yet so urgently asks for the sending of the True, Holy Spirit, is spread as quickly as possible. Let everyone say this short and simple prayer every day! This prayer is purposely kept short and simple, so that every person may manage to say it, even in this modern and speed-mad world. It has been given, so that the coming of the Spirit of Truth may be implored for the world. You do not know what great value and power this prayer boasts before God. Our Lady promises, "by means of this prayer and title, She =The Lady of All Nations = may save the world from a universal calamity".
summary of the Apparitions of Amsterdam
In Amsterdam on 2 April 1951 The Lady of All Nations said: "The world is not
saved by force, the world will be saved by the Spirit... See that my prayer is
made known throughout the world, among all the Nations. They all have a right to
it. I assure you that the world will change. Say my prayer, then, nations, that
the Holy Spirit will really and truly come. Make sure that every year the
nations will be assembled around this throne, before this picture. This is the
great favour that Mary, Miriam or The Lady of All Nations is allowed to bestow
on the world". Later in that same message she goes on to say: "In her name ask
the father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, who will come now more fully than
In Amsterdam on 2 April 1951 The Lady of All Nations said: "The world is not saved by force, the world will be saved by the Spirit... See that my prayer is made known throughout the world, among all the Nations. They all have a right to it. I assure you that the world will change. Say my prayer, then, nations, that the Holy Spirit will really and truly come. Make sure that every year the nations will be assembled around this throne, before this picture. This is the great favour that Mary, Miriam or The Lady of All Nations is allowed to bestow on the world". Later in that same message she goes on to say: "In her name ask the father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, who will come now more fully than ever."
On November 15, 1951, she pronounced:
10, 1953: Special message for the Pope.
May 31, 1955: " ...Satan is not banished yet".
Her life was filled with moral sufferings. It was very difficult for her to share her experiences, in part because of adversaries and refusals, and also in part because of her own concern to always transmit everything as faithfully as possible. For years, she only wished to disappear, to remain unknown, absolutely not wanting a role in the forefront. How often did she not repeat: “It is not I; I am merely an instrument; these are simply Our Lady’s messages.” Finally, on May 31, 1996, Ida saw her most cherished desire fulfilled: His Excellency Most Reverend Bomers, Bishop of Haarlem, in collaboration with his auxiliary bishop, Bishop Punt, authorized public devotion of the Lady of All Peoples, leaving everyone completely free to believe in the messages to which he himself did not hesitate to bear witness. “Now I can die”, Ida had said when she was informed of this news and she died the following June 17, at the age of ninety. At the last apparition, the Lady had said to her, “Adieu, see you in heaven.” His Excellency Bishop Bomers presided over her funeral held in the Chapel of the Lady of All Peoples.
As a result of the apparitions and visions, Ida worked very hard to propagate the Prayer, the Image, and Devotions to the Lady of All Nations. She died on June 17, 1996 (almost 91 years old), less than two months after the Bishops of the Diocese of Haarlem-Amsterdam officially authorized public veneration of the Mother of God under the title "Lady of All Nations and gave a "nihil obstat" on the messages received by Ida from Our Lady.
Who once was Mary
As Pope John Paul II asked us to say the Rosary on October 16, 2002, so too did The Lady of All Nations remind us to "persevere" in saying it. The Rosary is considered the spiritual weapon of defense providing graces of protection for our souls, our family, our nation and for all those for whom we pray.
The original text of all 56 apparitions to Ida Peerdeman can be found in the Book "The Messages of The Lady of All Nations", offered by Queenship Publishing Company. They can be reached at 1-800- 647-9882.
The Blessed Mother in the Amsterdam apparitions called herself “The Lady of
All Nations” and warned of a coming age of “degeneration, disaster, and war.”
But she offered help if Catholics would petition the Holy Father to proclaim the
fifth and final Marian dogma with Mary as “advocate, mediatrix, and
co-redemptrix.” That proclamation would be the capstone of the Church’s four
“dogmas” or solemnly pronounced doctrines about the Virgin Mary. First, Mary is
the Mother of God (Council of Ephesus, 431). Second, she is a Perpetual Virgin (Lateran
Council, 649). Third, Mary was conceived without original sin, or her
“Immaculate Conception” (Bl. Pius IX, 1854). And fourth, Mary was assumed body
and soul into heaven, or her “Assumption” (Pius XII, 1950).
How to find the Chapel of the Lady of All Nations:
ISJE JOHANNA (IDA) PEERDEMAN
Alkmaar, August 13, 1905 - Amsterdam June 17, 1996
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