Medjugorje Visionary Mirjana asked the Blessed Mother, “What Happens to the Souls of Aborted Children?”

Medjugorje Visionary Mirjana asked the Blessed Mother, “What Happens to the Souls of Aborted Children?”

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By Kevin Burke, LSW

On June 24, 1981, young Mirjana Soldo and 5 other children reported seeing an apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary, with the child Jesus in her arms, on a hill just outside of the village of Medjugorje.   The apparitions and messages continue to this day. [The latest position of the Catholic Church on the apparitions: https://www.medjugorje.org/church.htm]

In one encounter with Mary, Mirjana asked the blessed mother what happened to the souls of aborted children after their death.

The blessed Mother’s responded:

They are with me in Heaven.” (Pg. 108, My Heart Will Triumph)

In his Encyclical Evangelium Vitae, Saint John Paul II addresses women and men who have participated in the death of their preborn child, or children:

Certainly what happened was and remains terribly wrong. But do not give in to discouragement and do not lose hope. Try rather to understand what happened and face it honestly. If you have not already done so, give yourselves over with humility and trust to repentance. The Father of mercies is ready to give you his forgiveness and his peace in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. To the same Father and to his mercy you can with sure hope entrust your child.

If you are reading this, and you or a loved one have participated in any way in the death of an unborn child, or have been hurt from that experience, there is help and healing available. 

Programs like Rachel’s Vineyard welcome women, men, grandparents, family members, siblings and friends directly impacted by abortion.  The sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist are part of the Catholic Retreat Program. You can find confidential email and phone contacts of healing resources in your area here.    

If you want to hear my musical account of the events in Medjugorje, drawing upon Mirjana’s fascinating autobiography My Heart Will Triumph, check out my original song and video:


[1] The latest position of the Catholic Church on the apparitions: https://www.medjugorje.org/church.htm

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