Made for Heaven

A Guided Lent Journal for Prayer and Meditation
Illustrated by: Valerie Delgado

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Publication date: December 1, 2023

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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.

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

Product Details

Pages: 224

Trim size: 5.5 x 8.5 inches

ISBN: 9781646802692

Imprint: Ave Maria Press

  • “This book takes things to another level.”

    “I am really into daily meditations and reflections, and Fr. Agustino Torres’s book takes things to another level. I feel like I’m journeying through Advent with a friend who keeps pointing me back to Jesus. I believe true healing, reconciliation, and new encounters with Christ will come from this journal and I look forward to witnessing how God will continue to use Fr. Agustino’s writings.”

    Joe Melendrez
    Catholic speaker and performer

  • “Challenges us to live our life differently.”

    “Fr. Agustino challenges us to live our life differently—to live with a spirit of mercy and poverty so that we are able to surrender and unite our heart with Jesus’s. These simple perspective shifts completely transform how we experience our daily walk. This journal reminds us of the ever-true yet important lesson: by living simply and intentionally our hearts are never far from God.”

    Mari Pablo
    Catholic Hispanic speaker

  • “This is a gift and a grace.”

    “In Made for Heaven, Fr. Agustino Torres invites us to take a Lenten vow of poverty, helping us to live and rediscover two timeless truths: one, that it is we who are helped by the poor, and two, that before God, we are all truly poor, and this is a gift and a grace.”

    Sr. Josephine Garrett, CSFN
    Licensed counselor, author, and host of Hope Stories

  • “Wonderful and accessible resource.”

    “Lent is a season of grace, a time to renew our vocation to holiness. In this wonderful and accessible resource, we are invited into the spiritual practice of journaling one day at a time: to encounter God’s Word, meditate, reflect, and pray. Drawing from the wells of his Franciscan spirituality and his ministry with those most vulnerable among us, Fr. Agustino Torres is our spiritual guide. Whether we enter into this transforming practice alone or with others, the goal is to always remember that we are made for heaven.”

    Hosffman Ospino
    Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Education
    Boston College School of Theology and Ministry

  • “Invites us into the wilderness.”

    “We often treat Lent as an aesthetic or a dieting period, but Lent is a profound invitation to step into the wilderness with Christ and there discover him anew. In Made for Heaven, Fr. Agustino Torres invites us into the wilderness of our own human poverty. With clarity and simplicity, he teaches us not to fear our poverty but to discover in it a sacred meeting ground between us and our Beloved.”

    Sr. Orianne Pietra René, FSP
    Social media evangelist

  • “Fr. Agustino Torres is the real deal.”

    “Fr. Agustino Torres is the real deal. He’s living the way of the Gospel, following the Holy Spirit, and spending every breath and beat of his heart to share the glory of God with others. What Fr. Torres calls us to in this book is authentic, practical, and real. His guidance is human, pastoral, and filled with hope. This is refreshing when culture is hurting and so many people are longing for clear and authentic direction. Here is the fruit of the Holy Spirit working through a priest of God and brother of St. Francis, present with his people, sharing those graces with others.”

    Dr. Greg Bottaro
    Founder and director of the CatholicPsych Institute 

  • “The perfect tool.”

    “Lent is a season of purification and preparation. It is a time of year when the Church invites us to examine the areas of our lives where we need to create room for Jesus to be the center. It is also a time when we are invited to allow God to prepare our hearts for Heaven. You are made for heaven, and this book by Fr. Agustino Torres will be the perfect tool that allows the Lord to purify and prepare you for heaven.”

    Fr. Mike Schmitz
    Host of the Bible in a Year podcast

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