Lady of All Nations Mission
Second Mission Trip
January 12 to February 3, 2015
After success they had last year and with the invitation of Bishop Luis Antonio Secco of Willemstad, a three week mission was again carried out in the beginning of this year on the islands of Curaçao and Aruba. A priest and three lay missionaries from the chapel of the Lady of All Nations in Amsterdam went and each led religious education classes. They went to eleven primary schools and three high schools talking about the “work of redemption and peace” of the Lady of All Nations.
Our Lady said we should simply spread her image, and that nothing else was yet needed. Therefore, all of the students received the prayer card. Many of them asked for more, even as many as fifty, to give to their parents, siblings, or their friends in their choirs or athletic clubs. The teachers also received a poster which they could hang up in their classrooms.
A portion of the populous, which principally consists of Indians and the descendants of African slaves, takes a siesta every day between 1 and 3 PM. Nevertheless, the missionaries braved the tropical afternoon heat for Our Lady as they visited villages, shopping malls, stores, hotels, and even just took to the streets for the Street Action. Thousands of inhabitants, tourists, and drivers received a prayer card. With the passing out of over 21,000 prayer cards, the desire of our Lady was fulfilled a bit more, for as she said, “This image shall go from country to country, from town to town.”
In the evening, either Mass was said or a conference was held about which the majority of the faithful population had been informed through the newspaper. The Cathedral in Pietermaai and many of the parishes opened their doors to the Lady of All Nations, and numerous priests promised to hang up an original sized image of Our Lady or to pray the prayer with their parishioners for the coming of the Holy Spirit (including in the Cathedral itself).
Bishop Secco arranged it that we could make the messages of Amsterdam known also via Radio Maria and himself led the introduction. One of the Sunday Masses, with a homily about the Mother of All Nations, was also shown repeatedly on TV.
The crowning conclusion to the mission was prepared through a novena. On February 2, an evening of prayer was held in honor of the Lady of All Nations in the well filled church of the Immaculate Conception in Santa Cruz. There we prayed the Rosary, held a candle-light procession, celebrated Holy Mass, and prayed the consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.