Our Lady appeared to Ivan at the Blue Cross on June 18, 1999, just days before the celebration of Our Lady’s 18th anniversary of Her apparitions in Medjugorje. Our Lady said:
Our Lady then asked everyone to pray for a certain intention of Hers. She said She was in need of our prayers. On June 25th, Our Lady spoke of Her desire that we â€œwitnessâ€ Her presence in our lives:
Present at the 18th anniversary of Our Lady’s Apparitions was former Archbishop Frane Franic of Split diocese in Croatia, the Apostolic Nuncio of Slovenia, Cardinal Echevarria, and two bishops from Ecuador along with all of the visionaries.