More than 50,000 pilgrims arrived in Medjugorje to celebrate the 4th anniversary of the beginning of the apparitions. Mass was celebrated by 60 priests, 40 of whom were Italian. The number of pilgrims coming to Medjugorje continue to grow year after year, as more and more people around the world learn of Our Lady’s apparitions. Though Our Lady had promised Ivanka on May 7, her last daily apparition, that She would appear to her every June 25 for the anniversary, Our Lady said those apparitions would start the following year, June 25, 1986. Ivanka had to suffer through this anniversary without the joy of being in the physical presence of Our Lady.