Archive for December, 2007


December 19, 2007

Welcome at my blog. I plan to write about various subjects that have my interest, mainly religion, politics and trivia. I’ll try to write most posts in English, but some posts will be in Dutch; especially ones that republish work of my late father, Lambert van Delft.

My posts on religion will often have to do with the so called Lady of All Nations. In 1945 a woman named Ida Peerdeman claimed to have appearances of Mary, the mother of Christ, in Amsterdam. On November 16, 1950, the appearance told that she was the Lady of All Nations. In the next year, she gave a prayer with the phrase: “…the Lady of All Nations, who once was Mary”. Although the bisshop of the diocese has acknowledged the Amsterdam apparations, this phrase is still highly disputed. The Lady herself explained: “‘Who once was Mary’ means: many people have known Mary as Mary. Now, however, in this new era which is about to begin, I wish to be the Lady of All Nations. Everyone understands this.”

In about 1955, my mother attended a mass in the Thomas van Aquino church in Amsterdam. She did not know Ida Peerdeman at the time, but she witnessed that Ida’s location was suddenly changed from the back of the church to the front (remark: 2015: this is what I thought my mother had told me. Later she told me something different: the church was very full, but with some luck or so she found herself unexpectedly close to Ida Peerdeman; my mouther found that remarkable). This raised her interest.

A girl-friend introduced her to a cousin, who was interested in appearances of Mary. To be short: they met; married not long after; and got two daughters and a son. My father dedicated his working carreer to an unpaid philosophical study abouts God’s plan, partly based on supernatural phenomena such as apparations of Mary. He corresponded and published his results on a small scale. Sometimes that coincided with strange happenings.

I find it peculiar that my birth date was exactly 10 years after Mary called herself the Lady of All Nations. This does not prove anything, but I believe I owe my life to the Lady of All Nations. I have also experienced myself a few strange things related to her, most of which I find too private to write about.