Our Lady of All Nations

The Church-Approved Apparitions and Messages of Our Lady of All Nations in Amsterdam

Reprinted from “Circle of prayer – Marian Apparitions”

Introduction to the Messages

On 31 May 2002 Bishop Jozef Marianus Punt of Haarlem, having concluded a period of investigation, declared the apparitions accorded Ida Peerdeman of Amsterdam, Holland, in which the Blessed Virgin Mary asked to be known as Our Lady of All Nations, to be “of a supernatural origin”.

Decree of 31 May 2002 (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

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.

A woman, Ida Peerdman, and her three sisters were at home, seated around a pot-bellied stove. A priest, a friend of the family, stopped by for a visit. While they were engaged in lively conversation, something extraordinary happened. Ida, the youngest of the four sisters, noticed something in the adjoining room. She got up and saw an immense light appearing, and her surroundings seemed to fade away. From the light she saw a female figure come forth, dressed in white, who began to speak to her.

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A Rich Mariology Presented Through the Miraculous Medal

The Medal of the Immaculate Conception, commonly known as the “Miraculous Medal”

by Jayson M. Brunelle

The Miraculous Medal can be thought of as a mini-catechism on the dogmas and doctrines concerning the Blessed Mother. The medal can truly be said to be of Heaven, as it was given in the form of a miraculous vision to St. Catherine Laboure in 1830. Originally distributed under the title, “The Medal of the Immaculate Conception,”  the name quickly acquired its popular title as “The Miraculous Medal,” due to the sheer quantity of miracles that were being associated with or attributed to the wearing of the medal.    (more…)