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Made for Heaven: First Week of Lent

By: Maria Morera Johnson on February 18th, 2024

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Made for Heaven: First Week of Lent

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On the first Sunday of Lent, we hear the story of Jesus’ temptation in the desert. Fr. Agustino explains that Jesus went into the desert to heal what took place in the garden with Adam and Eve. Our own journey into the desert this Lent in which we offer our prayers, sacrifices, and offerings is to redeem those parts within us that are in need of redemption. What do you need to be freed from this Lent?

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: Primera semana de cuaresma

El Primer Domingo de Cuaresma escuchamos la historia de la tentación de Jesús en el desierto. El padre Agustino explica que Jesús fue al desierto a sanar lo que pasó en el huerto con Adán y Eva. Nuestro propio viaje al desierto en esta Cuaresma en el que ofrecemos nuestras oraciones, sacrificios y ofrendas es para redimir aquellas partes dentro de nosotros que necesitan redención. ¿Qué necesitas para liberarte de esta Cuaresma?


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Images: Ave Maria Press

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.