Mirjana received this apparition in Portland, Oregon, in the United States while visiting her friend, Fr. Milan Mekulich, the Croatian priest who was the main celebrant at her marriage in Medjugorje in September 1989. Mirjana had been receiving interior locutions on the second day of each month but on this occasion she was graced by an apparition and a message for the world. Our Lady’s words were startling for many who were following Medjugorje. Her words:
Through the years, Our Lady has given several bold and strong messages when the visionaries have had their apparitions in America, as this message given to Mirjana in America shows. Jakov had his last daily apparition while in America, and when he recieved the tenth secret. Marija’s apparitions in America have been profound and are a unique events in Medjugorje’s history. Our Lady has a purpose having certain apparitions take place in America, perhaps because the mentality in America is more apt to release what Our Lady says and get the information out.