THE TITLE MOTHER AND LADY OF ALL NATIONS
“UNDER THIS TITLE SHE WILL SAVE THE WORLD.” (MARCH 20, 1945)
In the apparitions of Amsterdam, Our Lady wished to be called by the title “THE LADY OF ALL NATIONS”. In 1996, the bishop of Haarlem, Mgr. H. Bomers, together with his auxiliary bishop and later successor, Mgr. J. M. Punt, issued a decree in which they permitted the public veneration of Mary under this title. , in dem er die öffentliche Verehrung Mariens unter diesem Titel erlaubte.
Already in the first message Mary announces, “They will call me ‘The Lady’, ‘Mother’” (March 25, 1945), but that was not yet the complete title.
Only after Pius XII solemnly proclaimed the dogma of the Assumption of Mary into Heaven on November 1, 1950, Our Lady presents herself immediately in the next message with her new title, “Child, I am standing upon this globe, because I want to be called the Lady of All Nations” (Nov. 16, 1950).
When attentively reading the messages it becomes apparent that the new title is actually a summery of Mary’s coredemptive , mediatory and intercessory vocation. In order to make this clear to us, Mary uses her title, her new name THE LADY OF ALL NATIONS often in direct connection with Coredemptrix, Mediatrix and Advocate. “The Lady of All Nations stands in the middle of the world before the Cross. She comes under this name as the Coredemptrix, Mediatrix and Advocate, in this time” (Dec. 31, 1951). “I have firmly placed my feet upon the globe, for in this time the Father and the Son want to bring me into this world as Coredemptrix, Mediatrix and Advocate” (May 31, 1951). Further on in the same message she states, “The Father and the Son wish to send Mary, the Lady of All Nations, in this time as Coredemptrix, Mediatrix and Advocate.”
A BIBLICAL TITLE
(It is important to note that in various languages the same word may be used for both ‘lady’ and ‘woman’ as is the case with the Dutch ‘Vrouwe’ Biblical references in English use only ‘woman’ as in John 19:26 which Our Lady quotes as being when she became ‘the Lady’.)
• Already in the first pages of the Bible, in the book Genesis, Mary is described as the woman (or Lady) who, united with her Son, will crush the head of the serpent. God said to Satan, who had led Adam and Eve into pride and disobedience, “I will put enmity between you and the woman, between your offspring and hers.” (Gn 3:15)
• At the wedding in Cana, Jesus addressed His Mother for the first time as woman, in order to remind her of her vocation to become the Lady of all Nations. As Mediatrix and Advocate she implores and obtains the miracle.
• On Calvary, our dying Redeemer turns to His Mother with His last strength, and as a personal testament says only four decisive words, “Woman, behold, your son!” With these divine words, Mary as Coredemptrix was made the Lady of all Nations. The message of April 6, 1952 confirms this, “At the sacrifice of the Cross, she became the ‘Lady (‘Woman’), the Coredemptrix and Mediatrix. This was announced by the Son while He was returning to the Father.”
• The last of the four Scripture passages is found in the Book of Revelation. There, at the climax of the history of salvation, the woman again appears, clothed with the sun. She lays in pain, in the birth pangs for the new birth of humanity. (cf. Rv 12:1 ff.) A huge and red dragon appears and pursues the woman, who has borne a son.
The promised WOMAN in Genesis, who, united with her Son, crushes the head of the serpent;
the WOMAN at Cana;
the WOMAN on Calvary;
and the WOMAN of the Apocalypse
is the LADY OF ALL NATIONS, because, united with the Redeemer, she suffered for all nations, mediates the life of grace to all nations, and intercedes for all nations.
MOTHER FOR EVERYONE
As a true mother, she assures her children, whether believers or not, black or white, educated or not, “No matter who or what you are, I may be for you: the Mother, the Lady of All Nations” (May 31, 1954).
And she promises everyone, “I will give consolation. Nations, your Mother knows life, your Mother knows sorrow, your Mother knows the Cross. Everything you go through in this life is a passage that your Mother, the Lady of All Nations, went before you. She went this road before you” (May 31, 1955).
“The Lady of All Nations will come throughout the whole world. And in those countries which have rejected me, I shall return as the Lady of All Nations, standing on the globe before the Cross, surrounded by the flock of Christ. This is how I wish to come and will come. I will answer––according to the Son’s will––those who call upon me this way, as the Lady of All Nations” (Sept. 20, 1951).
More information about the title “The Lady of all Nations” can be found on the website of the Family of Mary.