7th International Day of Prayer
the Lady and Mother of All Nations
Amsterdam, May 6 – 8, 2005
“Live Love to the Extreme”
Mary, the Mother of All Nations, the Bond of Unity and Peace
On the way to the RAI center, Madame Monique Guerin from Brittny, France was especially excited, “My friend Pierre Devé and I are coming for the seventh time! We were there in the beginning and we are both 200% for the Lady of All Nations. Without exaggeration, I think every day of the year about the upcoming Day of Prayer!”
Twenty-two bishops from different rites and nations came to this Day of Prayer, almost twice as many as last year! The participation of 100 priests, 22 more than in 2004, from many countries shows clearly the great international interest and the growing openness of priests to the Mother of All Nations.
Among the good 7,000 pilgrims from 80 countries, there were also believers from other religious confessions. Because of this, it really was an ecumenical day of prayer gathering around the Mother, “more international than ever,” as it was reported in the “Katholiek Niewsblad”, the Catholic newspaper in the Netherlands.