All six of the Medjugorje visionaries have seen Heaven. They all have said that there are no words to describe the beauty of Heaven and if we knew what awaits us in Heaven, there are no difficulties or trials that we experience that won’t be worth eternal life in Heaven. The following description is of Heaven, through the words of the Medjugorje visionaries:
In describing Heaven in an interview with Fr. Livio for Radio Maria, Vicka explained that when they arrived at Heaven, there was a great big wooden door. She said that the door was closed, but when they arrived Our Lady opened it and they entered into Heaven. She said St. Peter was standing at the right of the door. Vicka said, “I immediately understood that it was him. With a key, rather small, with the beard, a little sturdy, with hair.”1
Fr. Bubalo asked Vicka to describe Heaven. She responded:
“…it can’t be described. That is something beyond description. It is filled with some sort of beautiful light…people…flowers…angels…All is filled with some indescribable joy. Your heart stands still when you look at it.”2
The following is taken from another interview with Vicka:
Question: “Vicka, tell us about Heaven
Vicka: “Heaven is a vast space, and it has a brilliant light which does not leave it. It is a life which we do not know here on earth. We saw people dressed in gray, pink, and yellow robes. They were walking, praying, and singing. Small angels were flying above them. The Blessed Mother showed us how happy these people are.
Question: How could you tell they were happy?
Vicka: “You can see it on their faces. But it is impossible to describe with words the great happiness I saw in Heaven…In Paradise, when the Blessed Mother passed, everybody responded to Her, and She to them. There was a recognition between them…They were standing there communicating with Her, like in a tunnel, only it wasn’t exactly like a tunnel, but a tunnel is the closest comparison. People were praying, they were singing, they were looking…People in Heaven know the absolute fullness of a created being.
Question: “How long were you there?
Vicka: “Maybe twenty minutes.
Question: “…Did the people talk to you?
Vicka: “It was very unusual. They were speaking, but I could not understand them…The people were in small groups. I was with Jakov and the Blessed Mother. We spoke to each other, but there was no communication with anyone else. About the people there, the Blessed Mother only said to us, ‘You see how people who are in Heaven are happy?’”3
Mirjana didn’t physically go to Heaven, but saw Heaven during an apparition. The following is her description of what she saw:
Mirjana: “I saw Heaven as if it were a movie. The first thing I noticed was the faces of the people there; they were radiating a type of inner light which showed how immensely happy they were.
Question: “Is Heaven an actual place?
Mirjana: “Yes. The trees, the meadows, the sky are totally different from anything we know on the earth. And the light is much more brilliant. Heaven is beautiful beyond any possible comparison with anything I know of on the earth.
Question: “Did the people you saw have bodies?
Question: “What ages were they?
Mirjana: “They were different from what we are like now. Perhaps they were all around 30 years of age…They were walking in a beautiful park. They have everything. They need or want nothing. They are totally full…They were dressed in the types of clothing that Jesus wore.”4
Mirjana was asked why Our Lady showed her Heaven. Mirjana answered:
“She told me many people on earth today do not believe Heaven exists. She said God has chosen us six visionaries to be instruments of His love and mercy. I have personally seen Heaven. It exists! I’ve seen it! Those who stay faithful to God to the end will see Heaven as a reward for their faithfulness.”5
Ivanka shared the following:
Question: “Did you see Heaven, hell, and Purgatory, Ivanka?
Ivanka: “I saw Purgatory and Heaven as a picture. I told the Blessed Mother I did not want to see hell.
Question: “What did Heaven look like?
Ivanka: “It is a place that is very, very beautiful. Most beautiful…Everyone I saw was filled with a happiness I can’t explain – and I can’t forget.
Question: “Do you long for that happiness yourself?
Ivanka: “I know some of that happiness when I am with the Blessed Mother, and when I pray.
Question: “Can you tell us more about Heaven?
Ivanka: “God made us for Heaven. If you pray, you will know that.”6
Question: “Were you taken to Heaven or were you shown a vision of Heaven?
Marija: “I had a vision of Heaven, but Jakov and Vicka were actually taken there.
Question: “When you saw the vision, were you in the rectory room? Or where?
Marija: “It was in the house of Jakov…It was like you watch a movie on screen or looking out a window. I saw a vision. I wasn’t actually there like the other visionaries…I have never seen such a picture before; no one can even begin to imagine how it looks…the people were around the flowers. They were all the same age. No one in Heaven is older than the age of Christ. People in Heaven were full of joy and all of them are giving thanks for the gifts given to them of God. Every day they realize how much love God has for them…There was a multitude of people.”7
Ivan, when asked about Heaven, stated:
“Heaven is worth any cost! Jesus showed us that, with His death on the Cross. His death was not the end. He rose from the dead, glorified to put an end to death forever for God’s children. People in Heaven are happy. They live in the fullness of God.”8
Jakov was the other visionary, along with Vicka, that was physically taken up to Heaven. He was only 11-years-old at the time. The following are from a series of interviews:
Question: “Will you tell us about Heaven.
Jakov: “When you get there, then you will see how it is.
Question: “You have said that the reason the Blessed Mother took you there was to show you what it would be like for those who remain faithful to God – would you tell us anymore?
Jakov: “If I thought about it too much – I would die of loneliness.”9
Question: “Tell us your understanding of Heaven.
Jakov: “I have been there. It is difficult for me to talk about it.
Question: “Is it difficult to live on earth once you have been in Heaven?
Jakov: “That is an understatement.
Question: “Jakov, you said that if you thought about Heaven too much, you would die of loneliness. How do you handle the memories of Heaven, hell, and Purgatory?
Jakov: “The Blessed Mother asks us to be careful of the problem of the tyranny of memories.
Question: “What does that mean?
Jakov: “She asks us to trust God’s love to make all things well. She asks us to surrender the past to Her maternal care and to remember only in the light of God’s love.”10
1. Interview with Vicka by Fr. Livio, Radio Maria
2. A Thousand Encounters with the Blessed Virgin Mary in Medjugorje, by Fr. Janko Bubalo
3. Queen of the Cosmos, by Janice Connell
5. The Visions of the Children, by Janice Connell
6. Queen of the Cosmos, by Janice Connell
7. Caritas of Birmingham Newsletter, by A Friend of Medjugorje, June/October 1992
8. Queen of the Cosmos, by Janice Connell
10. The Visions of the Children, by Janice Connell
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