The Community of the Oasis of Peace opened on this day. Two years earlier, on December 4, 1985, Marija had questioned Our Lady concerning the founding of a â€œCommunity of Consecratedâ€ and Our Lady at that time responded:
Fr. Gianni Sgreva was the one for whom Marija was speaking to Our Lady about in regards to the community. Through Marija, he received several messages from Our Lady concerning his walk. Through prayer and discernment, God opened many doors for Fr. Gianni and the Oasis of Peace Community was established.