Two of the Medjugorje visionaries, Vicka and Jakov, were physically taken to Heaven, Purgatory, and hell. The other visionaries were shown a vision of Heaven, Purgatory, and hell. Our Lady told the visionaries that many people do not believe that Heaven, Purgatory, and hell exist and that She desired the visionaries to be witnesses of their existence through their experiences. The following puts together the most detailed description of the visionaries’ experiences using their own words.
In an interview with Vicka, Fr. Janko Bubalo asked Vicka questions about her experiences.
Fr. Bubalo: “You told me, and I read it in one of your notebooks, that on All Soul’s Day, 1981, you, the Seers – and all of you were gathered except Ivan, the Virgin showed you Heaven. It is recorded that Heaven is inexpressibly beautiful, with a multitude of people and angels. And when you asked the Virgin why She showed you Heaven, it is noted in the journal that She said so that you might see what it would be like for those who remain faithful to God. It is also added that Ivanka saw her deceased mother there, and another woman known to her…
“…Let me remind you of this too: just four days later, it is noted in that journal that the Virgin suddenly, as though at once, disappeared, and that hell appeared before you. That was observed by you, Jakov, and Marija. It is recorded that it was awful! Like a sea of flame. Within a large group of people. It is stated that in the midst of all was seen a blonde longhaired woman with horns, and that the devils are leaping toward her from all sides. Something like that…Did the Virgin tell you why She showed you that?
Vicka: “Yes, yes! She told us that She showed it to us so that we might know what it is like for those who go there.”
Fr. Bubalo: “…The Virgin took you and Jakov somewhere to show you Heaven and hell…tell me about it now as fully as possible.
Vicka: “…Fifteen days – I don’t know exactly – after this vision of hell…I and Jakov went to Citluk for something. We returned about three in the afternoon. We stopped at my house a bit, and then continued on to Jakov’s to return him safely to his mother…His mother was out somewhere, and the Virgin appeared to us immediately. She greeted us with ‘Praised be Jesus!’ and said to us that She would take us to Heaven…We became frightened. Jakov began to cry. He said he wouldn’t go since he is his mother’s one and only, and that I should go by myself.
Fr. Bubalo: And the Virgin?
Vicka: She said nothing. We were still kneeling. She took me by the right hand, and Jakov by the left hand and stood between us, with Her face toward us, and we immediately began to lift upward…straight up through the ceiling. The house disappeared, and we were off…It seemed to me that we went upward…1
Jakov was questioned about his experience with Heaven, Purgatory, and hell in a talk he gave to pilgrims in Medjugorje on October 12, 2007:
“…when Our Lady took us to Heaven, I was very afraid. I was only eleven and when Our Lady told us that She was going to take us with Her, I didn’t want to go with Her. I was afraid I would die. And I said to Our Lady, ‘why don’t you take Vicka only. Her mother has eight children and I am the only child my mother has.’”2
In another interview, Vicka stated:
Vicka: “The Blessed Mother has shown me Heaven, hell, and Purgatory…Many people today do not believe there is a place or state of life after death of the body. They believe that when we die, life is over. The Blessed Mother says no; on the contrary, we are only passengers on earth. She has come to remind us of the eternal truths of the Gospel.
Question: Are Heaven and hell actual places?
Vicka: Yes. I saw them.
Vicka: Two ways – I saw with my eyes… And then I visited these places. Jakov and I were taken there by the Blessed Mother.”3
Marija was interviewed by a Friend of Medjugorje on November 6, 1986 about her visions of Heaven, Purgatory, and hell. The following is part of the interview:
Question: “When you saw the vision of Heaven, did you see Purgatory at the same time?
Marija: “I saw all the visions at the same apparition – Heaven, Purgatory, and hell.
Question: “Has Our Lady ever revealed to you if a soul in Purgatory can be lost and go to hell?
Marija: “No, once they are in Purgatory, they can only go to Heaven.
Question: “In your opinion, some people that are constantly going from good to bad, bad to good, good to bad, yet love God, will they go to hell?
Marija: “I don’t know. When a man dies, God gives him special graces and blessings to decide where he should go himself. God gives him a scene, reviewing his whole life, what he has done in his life, and so God gives him graces to decide where he should go, according to his life. He has a free choice.
Question: “Well, say that you deserve hell but you want to go to Heaven. What happens then because didn’t God give you a choice?
Marija: “Yes, but God gives you these special graces to understand fully so you will only answer truthfully.
Question: “So, He gives you so many graces you say, ‘God, I don’t deserve Heaven, I deserve hell or Purgatory.’ – like truth serum?
Marija: “Yes, correct.
Question: “So, God never sends anyone to hell, they decide it themselves?
Marija: “Yes, we are judges to our life.
Question: “So when it is stated, ‘God sends no one to hell, they send themselves,’ it means just that?
Marija: “Yes, correct.
Question: Have you, Marija, ever asked Our Lady if you will go to Heaven, like Jacinta, Francisco, and Lucia of Fatima did? They asked Our Lady, ‘Are we to go to Heaven?’ and She told them, ‘Yes.’
Marija: “No, I have never asked Her that!
Question: “Are you scared?
Marija: “I would be happy to be behind the gates in Paradise, if only I could be there.”4
Marija also adds from another interview:
Marija: “We choose Heaven, hell, or Purgatory for ourselves. The Blessed Mother explained to me that at death we are the same person we are in life, though we no longer have the use of our body. It returns to the earth. We receive the light at death to see the plan God has had for us from the beginning. We then understand how we have chosen to comply with His Divine plan. In the light of truth, we know where we belong, where we fit, and we choose Heaven, hell, or Purgatory.”5
More About Heaven, Purgatory and hell
1. A Thousand Encounters with the Blessed Virgin Mary in Medjugorje, by Fr. Janko Bubalo
2. Medjugorje Witness, October 12, 2007, mej.com
3. Queen of the Cosmos, by Janice Connell
4. Caritas of Birmingham Newsletter, by a Friend of Medjugorje, June/October 1992
5. The Visions of the Children, by Janice Connell
10 thoughts on “Stories of Seeing Heaven, Purgatory, and hell”
Can you please tell me the name of the man speaking in the first clip (the clip about the “Red Mirage”. I think I recognize his voice as a Democrat operative but I need to confirm it. Thank you in advance. Sincerely, Joseph Johnson
Our freedom are at stake! We have to pray,pray and pray!God help us!Trump will win but the socialist/comunists will try to take it away from him. This wont happen if we pray
Our freedom are at stake! We have to pray,pray and pray! God help us!Trump will win but the socialist/comunists will try to take it away from him. This wont happen if we pray
Dear Caritas Family,I was inspired to write this after listening to the broadcast multiple times. Peace!American SoulOverwhelming violent mayhemApocalyptic chaos in the streets Minions of darkness evading lightCorrupt enablers feed the beast The existence of freedom at stakeBlind leading blind amidst groans A woke generation will not escape The destruction of evil seeds sown Behind the veil of a utopian dreamThe reaper patiently waits to fillCenturies in the making schemeRevolution against the Divine WillA liar from the beginning of creationA castaway from the Eternal BlissSwiping violence across this Nation This provocateur of godlessness The demonic creator of a failed script A failure once again in a failed roleSoon to be chained in his hellish cryptThis is the hour of the American Soul
We should all be aware of false promises and the propaganda media that we have been stuck with for quite some time. To realize fact from fiction, let’s get it straight on which platform supports free everything, anything goes, no moral structure, kill each other if you want, destroy our children from birth, the elderly and anyone or anything else that may be in your way. The Ten Commandments is where our focus should remain. Practice from what is of old should be our practice. In God We Trust should be our motto. If we continue to turn from the God given salvation we have received since our birth, we will certainly collide with the death that we are now toying with. Discipline and socialism are two totally different factors at play in our current time. Discipline comes from obeying the Ten Commandments and keeping God’s structure in our life. Socialism does the opposite in that you are forced to live without God and His commandments. You are forced to serve man by his selfish means.
Praying & fasting for God’s will to be done in this election.
Dear FOM, You sound like there’s pretty much nothing to give us hope about this election. I believe that’s a wrong way to look, as nothing is too hard for God. We should look at what’s going on in China, as a prime example of the awesome power of Our Creator. Just the other day, China was high & mighty, on top of the world, while today, there’s tremendous discord, within the ranks of the CCP & all of China. Not only that, but their entire nation is receiving nearly all the plagues of Moses, and many others besides. Xi has even gone so far as to say China is going to turn inward at this time, making them look like a whelping. The Bible tells us, there will be a time when the faithful will be called to “Come Out From Her” so she can receive, 3 times the suffering She’s caused to other nations. Our Lady told us all, Peace wouldn’t come through the President’s. Peace will only come through Our Lady & Our trust in God’s plan. Deceipt Exposed, Equals Our Lady’s Stomp on satan’s Head.
Only a civil war if biden wins. Trump landslide means Law And Order.
So it is quite a bit of a dead end street. You as a Nation are really pushed into a big conflict, Meaning that Our Lady is the only hope. The messages are plenty of peace-seeking suggestions, advices and warnings. We MUST follow Our Lady. If the USA gets a cold , Mexico gets pneumonia. So we are together on this much more than the general public thinks.Hospitals are killing people as one could never imagined. If you are there because the coronavirus, then you have not right to antiinflamatory drugs(and inflamation is what kills the people with coronavirus). If you have coronavirus ,you have no right to have your pulse restarted with those electric poles applied to your chest (in case of heart attack). And several more equally mortal “rules” that have raisen the numbers of coronavirus deaths too much.The coronavirus it´s been used to desestabilize the election and the country. Our Lady is our only hope for light from Heaven on what actions to take. Hopefully there will be many.
I stopped my membership with the NRA about 7 years ago when it became apparent that the NRA was supporting political candidates on the basis of their apparent views on gun control and not on the basis of them being a member of a “progressive, Marxist, atheistic party”. Several of these politicians did wind up throwing the NRA and gun rights “under the bus”. I believe this showed a serious lack of wisdom on the part of the NRA at that time. I now am a member of the NAGR.