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Lent Resources: Made for Heaven (Ash Wednesday)

By: Maria Morera Johnson on February 14th, 2024

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Lent Resources: Made for Heaven (Ash Wednesday)

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Fr. Agustino Torres, CFR, discusses the meaning of Ash Wednesday, the practice of fasting, and how our Lenten practices are intended to lead us to the resurrection—Jesus’s resurrection and our own. We pray, fast, and mark our foreheads with ashes 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.

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 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.


Creados para el cielo: Miércoles de ceniza

El padre Agustino Torres, CFR, analiza el significado del Miércoles de Ceniza, la práctica del ayuno y cómo nuestras prácticas de Cuaresma pretenden llevarnos a la resurrección: la resurrección de Jesús y la nuestra. Oramos, ayunamos y nos marcamos la frente con ceniza porque estamos creados para el cielo.


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Explore Family Rosary's Lenten resources HERE

About Maria Morera Johnson

Maria Morera Johnson, author of My Badass Book of Saints, Super Girls and Halo, and Our Lady of Charity: How a Cuban Devotion to Mary Helped Me Grow in Faith and Love writes about all the things that she loves. A cradle Catholic, she struggles with living in the world but not being of it, and blogs about those successes and failures, too.