Just a few moments before the Rosary began in preparation for Our Lady’s August 25, 2009 apparition to Marija in her Chapel of the Two Hearts. The apparition on the 25th is normally closed to pilgrims. Those who are involved in the translation of Our Lady’s message into various other languages attend the apparition when Marija is in Medjugorje, among other reasons, to pray for the grace to accurately transmit the message into their own language. Just after the apparition ended, Marija and her husband Paolo entered the side room by the chapel and closed the door in order to give Marija the privacy and quiet needed to write out the message. The Rosary continued to be prayed in the chapel until Marija returned with the message that she spoke first in Croatian and then in Italian.
August 25, 2009
“Dear children! Today I call you anew to conversion. Little children, you are not holy enough and you do not radiate holiness to others, therefore pray, pray, pray and work on your personal conversion, so that you may be a sign of God’s love to others. I am with you and am leading you towards eternity, for which every heart must yearn. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
A woman who had attended visionary Ivan's apparition on August 23, 2009 relayed that Our Lady made reference to the message She would be giving on August 25th. According to this woman, Ivan said Our Lady asked that everyone should pay careful attention to this message. That it was an important message.
On August 24, 2009, to accommodate a large amount of pilgrims who requested to attend an apparition, Marija opened up the large open space in front of her home for the apparition, rather than having it as she normally does in her private chapel, Chapel of the Two Hearts.
She brought out the beautiful statue of Our Lady that is in her home that she received as a young woman, before she was married, that has been in countless apparitions over the years and placed it on a makeshift altar before the large crowds arrived.