The messages of the Lady of All Nations presents the words and images that Ida Peerdeman received during fifty-six apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary from the Spring of 1945 to May 31, 1959, and the Eucharistic experiences of the seer from July, 1958 to May, 1970. Ida Peerdeman was a modest woman of great integrity. She earned her living as an office worker in an industrial firm in Amsterdam and lived with her sisters. She received her first apparition on the Feast of the Annunciation, March 25, 1945. Her spiritual director, Fr. Frehe, O.P., was present at the time.
The Lady Of All Nations declared that the messages were not destined for one country or people alone, but for ALL the peoples of the world. She gave instructions and advice that all people should follow in order to save the world from the power of evil. She taught Ida a simple, but powerful prayer and asked that it be spread all over the world to prevent further degeneration and destruction. The messages also includes important communications, warnings, and prophecies about many topics, such as the Vatican, different Popes, the Fifth Marian Dogma, specific countries (including, America and England), moral decline, false prophets, disasters, and true peace. The seer was, at times, subjected to thorough psychological investigations. These investigations established that Ida was a “...perfectly normal person..,” without a trace of hysterical propensity. In such reports, it was stated that Ida was more inclined to the opposite, being “...hardheaded and unimaginative....”
As to authenticity, the Lady of All Nations refrained from public, tangible miracles or signs in evidence of authenticity, as was given in Lourdes and Fatima. Instead, Our Lady said that the authenticity would become clearer over the years, in the messages themselves. The seer at one point became concerned that she might be the victim of a satanic deception, and she begged the Lady to give her a sign as a proof. Our Lady graciously complied in a message of February 19, 1958, predicting that the reigning Pope Pius XII would die at the beginning of October, 1958. Ida wrote this message down and placed it into a sealed envelope and gave it to Fr. Frehe, with direction that it was not to be opened and read before the beginning of October 1958. Pope Pius XII, indeed, died unexpectedly on October 9th, 1958. He had held scheduled audiences in the days before his death, and had shown no signs of illness. On May 31, 1996, the Feast of The Visitation of Mary, His Excellency Hendrik Bomers, Bishop of Haarlem, gave his nihil obstat in approving devotion to the Lady Of All Nations. Bishop Bomers and Aux. Bishop Joseph Punt wrote a letter to the Diocese of Haarlem which stated, “At the moment the Church cannot make a pronouncement about the supernatural character of the apparitions and the content of the messages. One is free to make a personal judgment according to his or her own conscience. The prayer ‘Lord Jesus Christ…’ which includes the title ‘The Lady of All Nations’, has since 1951 enjoyed Church approval by Msgr. Huibers, who was Bishop of Haarlem at the time. It is our judgment that there is no objection against the public veneration of The Blessed Virgin Mary under this title…” The Blessed Mother had promised Ida that she would live to see this approval. Ida went to the Lord, less than three weeks later, on June 17, 1996. She was in her nineties. Ten days before her death, Ida granted permission for the messages to be published. " Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Father, send now Your Spirit over the earth. Let the Holy Spirit live in the hearts of all peoples, that they may be preserved from degeneration, disaster and war. And may the Lady of All Nations, who once was Mary, be our Advocate. Amen. "