This was Jakov’s first apparition after Our Lady stopped appearing to him on a daily basis. Because Jakov’s annual apparition is on Christmas Day, he receives the added joy of seeing Our Lady holding Baby Jesus. This apparition lasted 12 minutes. Our Lady came joyful and spoke to Jakov about the secrets. Our Lady’s message given through Jakov:
Jakov had prepared himself for the apparition with Confession and Holy Mass. He remained depressed for many months, but eventually came to understand that through prayer, he could still experience an intimacy with Our Lady. However, no one can understand the martyrdom of these visionaries who have experienced Heaven on a daily basis, and then are asked to return to living in the world as if they could ever return to â€œnormalâ€ life. They can never get used to â€œnot seeingâ€ Our Lady everyday. As Mirjana said when she was with Jakov in his last daily apparition, she prayed in a separate room from Jakov because it is too painful for her to know that Jakov is seeing Our Lady while not being able to see Her herself. This was six years after Mirjana’s last daily apparition. After all that time, the wound is still fresh.