It was five years before Marija, now with her husband Paolo, came back to the Birmingham area for a private visit with the original host family for a few days in the beginning of February, 1994. There were three apparitions during their visit. The first two were in the Bedroom where She appeared most of the time when Marija was here from November, 1988 to January, 1989. The third apparition took place in the Field. On February 1, 1994, Our Lady appeared at 10:45 a.m. Marija, Paolo, and the host family were the only ones present during this apparition. When Our Lady appeared She was very joyful and immediately smiled. She said:
“I am happy to be here.”
Those words were of great consolation to the host family. They had undergone serious persecution for the last five years, and Our Lady giving those six words, was a message that made everything worth the trials they suffered for Her plans.