At the last daily apparition to Jakov Colo on September 12th, 1998, Our Lady told him that henceforth he would have one apparition a year, every December 25th, on Christmas Day. This is also how it was this year. The apparition began at 2:40 pm and lasted 8 minutes. Afterwards Jakov transmitted the message:
Dear Children, all these years that God allows me to be with you is a sign of the immense love that God has towards each of you and a sign of how much God loves you. Little children, how many graces The Almighty has given you and how many graces He wants to give you. But, my children, your hearts are closed, they live in fear and don’t let the love of Jesus and His peace to take possession of your hearts and reign in your lives. To live without God is to live in darkness and not ever know the love of the Father and his care for each one of you. Therefore, little children, today in particular pray to Jesus so that from today your life will experience a new birth in God and to ensure that your life becomes a light that radiates from you. In this way you will become witnesses of the presence of God in the world also for every man who lives in the darkness. Little children, I love you and I intercede every day before The Most High for you. Thank you for having responded to my call.