EWTN Catholic Q&A
Question from Donna on 12-12-2012:

Hello Father, My question is in regards to a question posted 12/12 frm Bonnie about an episode of Mother Angelica concerning our Blessed Mother going to Heaven body and soul. If in some traditions our Blessed Mother died a short time before Jesus took her, body and soul to Heaven, where did her soul go during that short time BEFORE Jesus took her to Heaven after she died? Thank you. Merry Christmas!

Answer by Fr. John Echert on 01-15-2013:

I would speculate that her soul was immediately in Heaven with God.

Thanks, Donna

Father Echert