Fr. Jozo, once he became a believer in the apparitions, began seeking in prayer why Our Lady had come to his parish. On July 11, in his homily during Mass, Fr. Jozo spoke about Moses leading the Israelites, who had been enslaved, on a 40 year journey through the desert to the Promised Land. â€œCoincidentallyâ€ the Communist regime had been in power for 40 years. Spies in the Church believed Fr. Jozo was sowing seeds of sedition. This homily would later be used against him and lead to his arrest.