On June 26, 1981, a crowd of nearly three thousand people were drawn to Apparition Mountain by the luminary signs coming from the hill. The visionary, Ivanka, asks Our Lady why She is here and what does She want from the people. Our Lady responded:
Twenty-six years later, on October 7, 2007, when the above picture was taken outside of St. James Church, the thousands still gather in Medjugorje, pilgrims from around the world mixed with the Croatian villagers of the region. No where in the world can one see the lines formed behind the confessional as one sees them in Medjugorje. Night after night, month after month, year after year…Our Lady continues to convert and reconcile the whole world…through one little village.