Today was the day for Consecration of Our Families. Prayer for tonight’s vigil began around 8:00 p.m. When Our Lady appeared, Marija’s face was intense during the long apparition that lasted more than eight minutes. Afterwards, Marija surprised the thousands gathered in the Field by saying for the July 4th apparition, Our Lady again said She would appear in the Field at 10:00 p.m. Knowing that this was something out of the ordinary, and feeling that Our Lady was giving everyone another day to spend in prayer for our Nation’s conversion, joy swept through the crowd. Marija then asked the pilgrims,
“Would you rather sleep or would you rather pray” and then she said, “I think we must pray very much in these next 24 hours for your nation.” Would you rather sleep or would you rather prayâ€
Marija stayed in the Field until well after midnight with everyone who wanted to stay, praying the Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be over and over again, with songs sung intermittently.