Over the course of the last fifty years, the prayer of the Lady of All Nations has received over fifty imprimaturs from bishops throughout the world. On May 31, 2002, the local bishop of Haarlem (Amsterdam), Msgr. Josef Maria Punt, granted official Church approval to the apparitions of the Lady of All Nations with his statement that they “consist of a supernatural origin.” ¹This approval only confirmed the previous approval of the prayer of the Lady of All Nations which had been granted by previous bishops of Haarlem.

In 2006, the Diocese of Haarlem in consultation with the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith, adjusted the phrase “who once was Mary” previously contained in the prayer to “the Blessed Virgin Mary” in efforts to avoid any pastoral misunderstanding. ²The presently Church approved form of the prayer is as follows:

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, the Blessed Virgin Mary,
be our Advocate. Amen

¹May 31, 2002 Declaration of the Bishop of Haarlem regarding the Lady of All Nations, Diocese of Haarlem website, Archives.
²Ibid.

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