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Fr. Agustino Torres, CFR, invites you on a pilgrimage this Lent using Made for Heaven: A Guided Lent Journal for Prayer and Meditation.

Are you ready to enter the wilderness with Jesus to experience grace, freedom, and transformation with our Lord?

Fr. Agustino Torres, CFR, invites us to join him on the journey into the wilderness this Lent to become holy—because we are made for heaven.



Join Fr. Agustino Torres, CFR—founder of Corazón Puro—on a multimedia Lenten journey inspired by St. Francis. Begin the season with a vow of poverty and end at Easter with a heart free from the desert of sin and open to love, serve, and care for others.

Made for Heaven features stunning original art by Valerie Delgado of Pax.Valerie, along with daily meditations on a passage from scripture, reflection questions, prayer, and space for journaling and notetaking.

A life of simplicity and poverty orients you toward God’s love and reminds you that you are made for heaven. Torres says the best way to prepare yourself for that final destination is to live as true pilgrims who need to “travel lightly” and detach from earthly pleasures.

In six transformative weeks, you will learn how to allow the Holy Spirit to move in your heart through a new theme each week:

  • Week one: commit yourself to a Lenten vow of poverty and reflect on the story of Jesus being cast into the desert as you learn to make your life entirely about Christ;
  • Week two: be a witness to the Transfiguration and allow yourself to become transformed, letting your spiritual gifts shine forth;
  • Week three: accept the call to conversion and say yes to a life of simplicity and poverty as St. Joseph did;
  • Week four: let the healing power of God challenge you to become a vessel of mercy and a source of loving compassion to others;
  • Week five: learn how to pray with confidence and look beyond ourselves; and
  • Holy Week: experience a deep encounter with God through the ancient liturgy of the Church.

I am looking forward to praying along this journey into the wilderness. I already journal in the morning, so this Lent, I will be journaling prayerfully, immersing myself in the daily scripture passage, mediation, and reflection questions in Made for Heaven. Actually, I'll be praying with Creados para el cielo, the Spanish-language version. The closing prayer is worthy of its own reflection! I hope you'll join me in this Lenten prayer.

Made for Heaven is perfect for both individual and group use. Free companion videos and a downloadable leader’s guide are available at avemariapress.com. The book and other resources are also available in Spanish.

Look for the Made for Heaven videos on Ash Wednesday and each Sunday in Lent, here on CatholicMom.com at 10 AM Eastern.

Ask for Made for Heaven at your local Catholic bookstore, or order from Amazon.com or Ave Maria Press. Bulk discounts are available for your parish, book club, or prayer group when you purchase the book from Ave Maria Press.

Made for Heaven



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