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, in accord with the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Bishop of Haarlem-Amsterdam, His Excellency, Henrik Bomers, together with his auxiliary bishop and later successor, His Excellency, Jozef M. Punt, issued a notification ( Approbation of the title) in which they permitted the public veneration of Mary under this title.
If we consider that Mary mentions her new title more than 150 times in her messages, it must be of exceptional importance. Of course, here is not the place to quote all of these passages, but some of the important ones will help us understand more clearly why Mary waited until 1950 to reveal her new title and what this title means.
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).
Our Lady explains why she never used this new name in the five years that she had been appearing, “How is it that this is entering the world only now: ‘The Lady of All Nations’? Because the Lord has awaited this time. The other dogmas had to precede, just as her life first had to precede the Lady of All Nations. All the dogmas that preceded comprise the life and the departure of the Lady. For the theologians this simple explanation will be sufficient” (Oct. 5, 1952).
Mary clarifies her new title in a previous sentence with the words of her son, “At the departure of the Lord Jesus Christ, He gave … Mary, to the nations … For He spoke the words, ‘Woman, behold your son; son, behold your mother.’ One act, and by this Miriam, or Mary, received this new title” (Oct. 5, 1952).
When attentively reading the messages it becomes apparent that the new title is actually a summary 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.”
Source: Fr. Paul Maria Sigl,
Die Frau aller Völker 'Miterlöserin Mittlerin Fürsprecherin'
Amsterdam – Rome, March 25, 1998