The wooden cross, off to the left of the main path coming down Apparition Mountain, marks the spot of an event that took place between Our Lady and the visionary Marija on June 26th, 1981.
Marija was ahead of the others coming down the mountain after Our Lady had already appeared to the children further up the mountain. She was proceeding downhill, on her way home. Suddenly, she was mysteriously pushed to the side by an unseen force, and immediately afterwards Our Lady appeared, with a bare wooden cross behind Her. Our Lady was in tears and Her voice full of sadness as She spoke this message: “Peace, peace, peace. Be reconciled! Only Peace. Make your peace with God and among yourselves. For that, it is necessary to believe, to pray, to fast, and to go to Confession.” Reconciliation is at the heart of Our Lady’s messages. Peace cannot be achieved without it. Our Lady brought this challenge to a region of the world in which people, for centuries, had not yet discovered the way to live in peace together. The call to peace and reconciliation was, however, a universal call to the whole world.