Yes, the locutionists did claim to audibly hear Our Lady’s voice.
But I wasn’t disputing this. I was trying to clarify the emphasis by JC that if we all fast and pray in the way Jelena does then we can also “hear” Jesus and Mary in the same way as Jelena.
The fact that Jelena no longer hears Our Lady in an audible way shows that this claim is not true. I would not imagine that it is because she is praying or fasting any less than she has done.
In the passage Spirit has quoted from “The Visions of the Children” Janice Connell asks six questions of Jelena. I think I read somewhere the author is a lawyer and you can see how she almost cross-examines Jelena to lead her to give a definite answer to one particular question.
To JC’s question: “If a person truly prays and seriously fasts will that person see Jesus, the Blessed Mother, and the angels as you do, and hear them?”, Jelena does not give a direct answer for which the question is intended. She gives a general but truthful answer.
JC does not settle for that. She wants a definite answer to her particular question, a simple yes or no, and so then attempts to put an affirmative answer into Jelena’s mouth: “Is your answer yes?”
Jelena answers yes and JC assumes she has the answer to her direct question, and so now we have a situation where we can think that if we seriously fast and truly pray, we will be able to see the Blessed Mother, Jesus and the angels just as Jelena once used to. Wrong.
Jelena cannot say that anyone will “hear” Jesus or Mary in the sense that she claims to audibly “hear” because her locution is dependent on Jesus and Mary. In other words she cannot “hear” in the way she does on demand, simply by fasting and prayer, just as the six visionaries cannot “see” Our Lady because they pray and fast. The locutions and apparitions are determined by Our Lady and not those chosen to receive.
But that doesn’t mean that Jelena has answered untruthfully. Her response to JC’s question can be considered in another way. Those who fast and pray will see the Blessed Virgin, Jesus and the angels, and be able to hear them, not in this life, but the next.
There is a danger in all of this that there will be some who may think they are not fasting or praying sufficiently or in the right way because they don’t hear or even see Jesus and Mary as Jelena once used to:
Spirit has related to this, saying: “...but I don't think that my prayer life, or fasting for that matter, will ever be at a level sufficient to have what she speaks of.”
What Jelena received with her inner locutions was a gift from God and not dependent on fasting or prayer. Our Lady once said when the visionaries asked her why they were chosen (implying that they were not holy enough), “I do not always choose the best.”