Jakov was travelling with Mirjana in the USA, speaking at Marian Conferences and giving talks in various venues in the USA. As per usual he was having his daily apparitions of Our Lady and it was the same while he was in America.
On Friday 11th September 1998, during his apparition, Our Lady told him that on the next day She would confide in him the 10th secret, and by that Jakov knew that would be his last daily apparition. Our Lady urged him to prepare himself for it, by praying.
The following day, 12th September 1998, Jakov had his final daily apparition of Our Lady, at a friend’s house in Sunrise, Florida. It began at 11:15am local time and continued for 30 minutes.
When Our Lady appeared, she greeted Jakov as usual with ‘Praised be Jesus‘. Jakov said that She was sad when disclosing the 10th secret to him.
Smiling gently, Our Lady said;
‘‘Dear child, I am your mother and I love you unconditionally.
From today, I will not be appearing to you every day, but only on Christmas, the birthday of my Son.
Do not be sad, because as a mother I will always be with you and like every true mother, I will never leave you.
And you continue further to follow the way of my Son, the way of peace and love and try to persevere in the mission that I have confided to you.
Be an example of that man who has known God and God’s love.
Let people always see in you an example of how God acts on people and how God acts through them.
I bless you with my motherly blessing and I thank you for having responded to my call.’’
Naturally, Jakov was very sad and wept bitterly, and struggled to compose himself while conveying this news to Fra. Slavko by phone. Like Mirjana and Ivanka he too now had to pray for the grace to accept daily life without seeing Our Lady.