The girl told the parish priest about the night vision, who dubiously accepted it. He began to fear that this fact might only confirm youthful, fanciful and false ecstasy. However, he was still very closely examining the whole matter. He decided to do a little experiment. He ordered the girls to position themselves during the rosary so that they would not see each other and could not talk to each other. Then, in front of witnesses, he questioned the girls individually about the course of the visit. Their statements, however, closely coincided with each other. To the repeated questions whether the sick will be healed in Gietrzwald, Our Lady replied: Later. On July 3, the children asked how long the apparitions would last. They heard the answer:
“I’ll be here two more months”
Our Lady also promised to heal the sick, whom she ordered:
“I wish they would say the rosary”
The news of Our Lady’s apparitions spread rapidly. Pilgrims who had visited this place before began to arrive, because the cult of the Mother of God had lasted here for centuries.
On July 6, the children, on the orders of the parish priest, asked what else Mary wanted. Received an answer:
“A brick Passion of God is to be exhibited here and placed the figure of the Immaculate Conception.
Then you can the cloth to heal the sick to put at the foot of a figure”
Doubts arose, discussions began about what should be understood under the words “God’s Passion”, but Mary explained it herself:
“It does not matter, cross or chapel”
The request was eagerly begun, although the question arose again about the position of the Mother of God on the figure, sitting as the children saw her, or standing, as the image of the Mother of God is traditionally portrayed. Mary explained this doubt through the children:
“It doesn’t matter, it can be standing or sitting”
A statue of the Mother of God was ordered in Munich, and funds were raised for the construction of the chapel. For the action of collecting money and putting up a can, the German authorities imposed a large fine. These were the first repressions by the authorities against the parish priest and the faithful, who were interrogated and threatened. Nevertheless, the brick chapel that still stands today was quickly built. The then bishop of Warmia, Filip Krementz, on August 13, 1877, in response to the request of Fr. Augustine Weichsl, parish priest, allowed the blessing of the cross and the statue of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception.
The figure’s contractor delayed its delivery a bit, but at the beginning of September he kept his contract. The figure standing to this day disappointed the children who saw Mary. They decided that it was in no way equal to the beauty of the appearing Mother of God. However, Mary herself reassured the children, ensuring that the statue was good and could be placed in the chapel. Soon the first sick people who were healed here left this place.