August 17, 2012 A.D.
A mother always knows her children, and when one of her little ones is hurt or missing, she always knows them by their cry, even if she can’t see them, and she sends out her call and looks diligently to gather them all together, under one roof, and safe from every danger. Our Lady, the Perfect Mother, has called Her children together tonight, some faithful, some wavering, perhaps some missing, but each crying out in their souls, and their cry recognized by the Mother; and they gathered under the vault of heaven, with the stars as the witness of each man, called from every corner of the world, each from his own land, as if summoned to be with the Mother. Tonight, thousands were present at the Blue Cross on Apparition Mountain in Medjugorje as Our Lady appeared during Ivan’s prayer group; and as the time of the Rosary approached, every space around the Blue Cross and surrounding area would be filled. The Rosary began around 9:30 PM, with singing between the decades. Our Lady appeared around 10:00 PM, and She stayed for a little over five minutes, a five minutes in which Heaven was opened in a special way to listen to the prayer of every heart in union before Our Lady, and every heart brought there only in prayer.
August 17, 2012, Apparition at the Blue Cross on Apparition Mountain
with Medjugorje Visionary Ivan
Following is Ivan’s description of the apparition of August 17, 2012: