26th June 1981. What happened that day?
On the 26th of June 1981, the children were full of anticipation waiting for six o’clock to come, which was when Our Lady previously appeared. They were going towards the same place, to meet her there. They were very ecstatic, although their joy was mixed with perplexity wondering what would be the outcome of all this. Despite all this, the visionaries could feel some sort of inner strength attracting them to meet with Our Lady.
Suddenly, while the children were still on their way, a light flashed three times. To them and to those following them, it was a sign indicating Our Lady’s whereabouts. On that third day Our Lady appeared even higher up than on the previous days. All at once Our Lady disappeared. But when the children began to pray, she reappeared. She was cheerful and smiling serenely and once again her beauty was overwhelming. About 3,000 gathered on the hill that day.
As they left their houses some older women advised them to carry holy water with them to make sure that it was not of Satan. When they were with Our Lady, Vicka took the water and splashed it in the direction of the vision saying, ”If you are Our Blessed Mother, please stay, and if you are not, go away from us”. Our Lady smiled at this and remained with the children. Then Mirjana asked her name and she replied, ‘‘I am the Blessed Virgin Mary”.
Ivanka asked, “Why have you come here? What do you desire?”
Our Lady replied, ”I have come because there are many true believers here. I wish to be with you to convert and to reconcile the whole world.’‘
Ivanka enquired about her mother again “Did my mother say anything?”
Our Lady answered, ”Obey your grandmother and help her because she is old.”
Mirjana asked “How is my grandfather?” (He had recently died.)
OUR LADY; ”He is well.”
The visionaries on a request from the crowd asked “Give us a sign which will prove your presence.”
Our Lady replied, ”Blessed are those who have not seen and who believe.”
Mirjana then enquired “Who are you?”
Our Lady said, ‘‘I am the Most Blessed Virgin Mary.”
Mirjana; “Why are you appearing to us? We are not better than others.”
OUR LADY; ”I do not necessarily choose the best.’‘
Mirjana; “Will you come back?”
OUR LADY; ”Yes, to the same place as yesterday.”
On the same day, while descending Podbrdo, Our Lady appeared one more time, this time however only to Marija saying, ”Peace, peace, peace and only peace”. Behind her, Marija could see a cross. After which Our Lady repeated, in tears, the following words, ”Peace must reign between man and God, and between all people!” ”For that, it is necessary to believe, to pray, to fast, and to go to confession”.