Today, February 11, 2013, our beloved Pope Benedict XVI has announced his resignation. We thank God for the great gift his courageous and faithful leadership has been to our Church and to the world. May Jesus eternally reward him for his extraordinary service of Christian sacrifice and love to Him and to us as our Vicar of Christ on earth.
Today, 52 years ago, on February 11, 1951, the Blessed Virgin Mary, under the title of “The Lady of All Nations” revealed to the world a prayer, which she said holds great power before the throne of God—a prayer which she asked all of humanity to pray daily for a new descent of the Holy Spirit.
My friends, we have absolutely nothing to fear at this moment of transition in the Church. The promise and institution of Jesus to Peter, the first pontiff, remains until the end of time: “You are Peter, and upon this rock, I will build my church…the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it” (cf. Mt. 16:15-18). We must proceed in peace and in faith, knowing that the Holy Spirit will act in choosing the best successor to Pope Benedict, especially when it comes as an answer to the prayers of the Catholic faithful the world over.
Our task as the People of God, beginning today, is simple. We must immediately begin to pray to the Holy Spirit for the election of the successor to our beloved Pope Benedict.
I would encourage each one of you, starting today on the Feast of Lady of Lourdes, to begin a novena to the Holy Spirit for the selection of the next Holy Father– a novena that will end on the day when we hear the announcement of the election of the next Vicar on Christ on earth. I would particularly recommend for this novena to the Holy Spirit the Prayer of the Lady of All Nations, which was revealed by Our Lady herself precisely for the powerful descent of the Holy Spirit.
In peace and in hope, let us fulfill our duty, as members of the Catholic Church, to pray daily to the Holy Spirit for the election of the next Holy Father, particularly through the powerful intercession of the Lady of all Nations, our Co-redemptrix, Mediatrix of all graces, and Advocate:
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Father,
send now Your Spirit over the earth.
Let the Holy Spirit live in the hearts of all nations,
that they may be preserved from degeneration, disasters, and war.
May the Lady of All Nations, the Blessed Virgin Mary, be our Advocate. Amen.
Please find below the February 11, 1951 Message from the Lady of All Nations in which she reveals and explains the power of this prayer for a new descent of the Holy Spirit in its entirety.
Dr. Mark Miravalle – Editor, Mother of All Peoples E-zine
Message of The Lady of All Nations, February 11, 1951
The Lady, Mary, Mother of All Nations (1)
I see a bright light and then I see the Lady standing before me. She says,
I am the Lady, Mary, Mother of All Nations. You may say: The Lady of All Nations or Mother of All Nations, who once was Mary. I come on this very day to tell you that this is who I wish to be. The people of all countries shall truly be one.
Then, without saying anything, the Lady remains standing in her usual posture and is looking at me continuously. Then she says, “The entire world is undergoing upheaval, but the worst thing is that the people of this world are being brought into upheaval.” Then it is as if the Lady is walking along the globe and I see that the whole world is in confusion and entering into upheaval.
The Second Vatican Council
“I am bringing you here,” says the Lady, and suddenly I am with her above Italy. I see the Vatican and then I enter St. Peter’s together with the Lady. We walk through the central passage and halt near the middle of St. Peter’s. On either side I see scaffolding, benches mounting up in tiers. Upon those benches I see many cardinals and bishops wearing white miters. (2) The Lady says, “Watch closely; these are the bishops of all countries.”
Now I see the Pope seated, wearing the tiara. He is sitting at the far end of the central passage. I see some clergy standing about him. In one hand he is holding a scepter, and from the other he is raising two fingers in the well-known position. He has a large, thick book before of him. The Lady says,
Listen carefully, child. Changes have already been made, and others are in progress. I, however, want to bring the Son’s message. The doctrine is right, but the laws can and must be changed. I want to tell you this on this very day, for the world is undergoing great upheaval—nobody knows in which direction. That is why the Son wants me to bring this message.
The Pains of the Cross
And now suddenly I am standing before a large Cross. While looking at it, I am seized with terrible pains. I get muscle cramps from head to foot. It is as if all the muscles in both of my arms are contracting, causing me to clench my fingers. It is as if my head is split asunder, and I get a feverish feeling as if my head would burst. All this together causes me to weep. I can bear it no longer and ask the Lady whether it might pass. Then she smiles. It lasts for another moment and then everything is gone. Then the Lady says to me, “Let everyone come back to the Cross; only then can there be peace and tranquility.”
The Prayer Is Given
While I am still standing with the Lady before the Cross, she says, “Repeat after me.”
To me this is a little bit strange. I think to myself, “But I already repeat everything she says!” But suddenly I see the Lady become even more beautiful than she already was. The light which always surrounds her becomes much brighter and brilliant, such that I can hardly bear to look into it. She now raises and joins her hands, which she otherwise always holds down. Her face becomes so heavenly, so sublime; one simply cannot express it in words. Her figure grows even more translucent and so beautiful that I look at it in rapture. Then the Lady says, “Pray before the Cross”:
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Father,
send now Your Spirit over the earth.
Let the Holy Spirit live
in the hearts of all nations,
that they may be preserved
from degeneration, disaster and war.
May the Lady of All Nations,
who once was Mary,
be our Advocate.
The Lady says this prayer so beautifully and impressively—no one in the world could do it as she did. She stresses the word “now” in “send now Your Spirit” and “all” in “Let the Holy Spirit live in the hearts of all nations.” She also pronounces the word “Amen” so beautifully and solemnly. While still standing in front of the Cross, I pray it, repeating the words the Lady recited to me. It is as if the words are imprinted in my mind. I now see them written in large letters.
The First and Greatest Commandment
The Lady continues,
Child, this is so simple and short that everyone can say it in one’s own language, before one’s own crucifix; and those who have no crucifix say it to themselves. This is the message which I want to give this very day, for I am now coming to say that I want to save souls. All of you, cooperate in this great work for the world. If only every child of man would try to live up to this for oneself.
And then the Lady raises a finger and says, “Especially in the first and greatest commandment, Love.”
I now see this word written in large letters. “Let them begin with that,” the Lady says. Then I see a certain group of people; the Lady looks at them very compassionately and says, “And then the little ones of this world will say: how can we begin with that? For it is the great ones who do this to us.”
The Lady says this very lovingly, as if she had great pity on the people around her. But then the Lady’s face changes, and she says very emphatically, “And then I say to the little ones: if you practice Love among yourselves in all its refinement, even the great ones will not have a chance. Go to your crucifix and say what I recited to you, and the Son will answer it.”
The Fight Concerning the Spirit
Then the Lady says to me,
A great natural disaster will again take place.
The great ones of this world will always disagree with one another. People will seek here and there. Watch out for the false prophets. Seek and ask only for the true Holy Spirit. For it is now a war of ideas. The fight no longer concerns races and peoples; the fight concerns the spirit. Understand this well.
The Laws Can Be Changed
Then the Lady folds her hands. I now see the Pope with cardinals and bishops. Then the Lady says, as if speaking to the Pope,
You can save this world. I have said more than once: Rome has its chance. Seize the present moment. No church in the world is built up like yours. But move with the times and insist upon your modern changes concerning religious, priests, seminarians, and so on and so forth. Keep an eye on that. Carry through with it to the smallest detail! The doctrine remains, but the laws can be changed. Let the people of this world benefit more from the Remembrance of my Son.
Then the Lady says to me, “I showed you in the dream how the practice of frequent communion can be carried through. This I tell you for the Netherlands and for all countries in which it is not so.”
Countries of Europe America
“For Germany I want to say: they shall work hard, hard in this country to bring the people, who have strayed far, far away, back to this center, the Cross. Priests are too few, but lay people are many. Conduct a great campaign among the laity to call them forward for this goal. Work here above all with great love and charity. The great ones of Germany shall help and not turn away from the Church. Deutschland jedoch liegt mir sehr am Herzen. Die Mutter Gottes weint über die Kinder Deutschlands. (3)
For France, Belgium, the Balkans and Austria, I say the following: do not let yourselves be brought to the wrong spirit.
For Italy I say: great ones of Italy, do you know your task?
To England I say: I will come back, England.
To America I say: do not push your politics too far; and seek the True Spirit. I am glad that America is better disposed to the faith at the moment.”
Africa—Asia—We Are Taking Care of Them
“For Africa I say: say that I would like to have a seminary there. I will help the Dominicans. Tell this to your spiritual director. Tell him also that the Son is content with his work and guidance. Tell him that he should be more courageous in carrying through with these matters. I only want to make use of you to carry through with the will of the Son in this time. Indeed, I want to ask you, child of man, to help people as much as possible. I shall give you strength and support for this. Your spiritual director is chosen for helping you in this work only. Everything else can stay as it is. He will understand me.
Further, I would like to say to all Eastern and Asian peoples, whether they know the Son or not: We are taking care of them.”
This Time Is Our Time
Then the Lady points at the globe again and says, “This time is Our time.”
“You, child, are only the instrument for passing these things on. You shall do this. Yes, there are enough proofs—in what I said today, too. Say that I wish to be: The Lady of All Nations.”
The preceding message was taken from The Messages of the Lady of All Nations, The Lady of All Nations Foundation, 1999.
(1) The visionary received this message in Germany.
(2) Later, when the visionary saw pictures of the Second Vatican Council on television (1962-1965), she recognized them to be the images described here.
(3) “My heart is greatly concerned for Germany. The Mother of God weeps for the people of Germany.” Our Lady said these two sentences in German, rather than in Dutch.