Jakov was born on the 6th March 1971 to Ante & Jaka  Čolo. He was an only child. When Jakov was a young boy his father left the home to work in Germany. In 1983 Jakov’s mum died so he went to live with his uncle.

In 1981, when the apparitions began, Jakov was 10 years old. His apparitions of Our Lady lasted for 17 years. Jakov was in Florida in 1998 when Our Lady appeared on the 12th September, his last daily apparition. That apparition lasted 30 minutes. Our Lady entrusted the 10th secret to him and told him that she would appear to him every Christmas day for the remainder of his life and she gave him this message:

Dear child!

 I am your mother and I love you unconditionally. From today I will not be appearing to you every day, but only on Christmas, the birthday of my Son. Do not be sad, because as a mother I will always be with you and like every true mother I will never leave you. You continue to follow the way of my Son, the way of peace and love, and try to persevere in the mission that I have confided to you. Be an example of a man who has known God and God’s love. Let people always see in you an example of how God acts on people and how God acts through them. I bless you with my motherly blessing and I thank you for having responded to my call”.

Jakov and his wife Annalisa live in Bijakovići with their 3 children

Jakov’s mission is to pray for sick people