1st International Day of Prayer
honoring the Lady and Mother of All Nations
Amsterdam, May 31, 1997
„All Generations Shall Call Me Blessed!“
On May 31, 1996, the diocesan Bishop of Haarlem-Amsterdam, His Excellency Mgr. Hendrik Bomers and his Auxiliary Bishop, Mgr. Jozef Punt, in an official letter, approved the public veneration of the Mother of God under the title THE LADY OF ALL NATIONS.
Already in 1955, in the message of May 31st, Mary appeals to her children: "...make sure that every year the nations will be assembled ... before this picture. This is the great favor that Mary, 'Miriam' or 'the Lady of All Nations' is allowed to bestow on the world." This was realized for the first time on May 31, 1997.