Our Lady of Tihaljina statue came from Italy, on August 12, 2012. The statues were to be replicas of the statue of Mary found in Tihaljina, a small town not far from Medjugorje,
at the church of Fr. Jozo, the former pastor of St. James Church in Medjugorje. Fr. Jozo had been a great defender of the visionaries, the six children Mary had chosen to appear to each day.