5th International Day of Prayer
honoring the Lady and Mother of All Nations
Pentecost, June 7 – 8, 2003
The Lady of All Nations
and the Year of the Rosary
A Pentecostal Day of Mutual Love!
“What a Pentecost! I thank God and the Lady of All Nations for the great grace that I could participate in the Fifth International Day of Prayer. What repentance, joy and deep emotions I felt at this celebration which for me—without exaggerating—was a little piece of heaven,” wrote Ingrid Lutz from Bavaria in her thank you letter. “I have already been to many beatifications and canonizations,” she continues, “but I think that here in Amsterdam, at my nicest Pentecost ever, the atmosphere was somehow even nicer than in Rome. And to me it seemed like the Holy Father was tangibly among us in a spiritual way. The experience of the Universal Church’s unity around the world was very deep!”
Yes, more than one pilgrim experienced it so. We gathered from the countless telephone calls and people who wrote back to the Shrine of the Lady of All Nations that for many of the 7,500 participants from all continents this was the nicest Day of Prayer ever.