Preparing for Consecration
Preliminary Twelve Days: The Spirit of the World
From Consecration to Mary, Complete Five Week Preparation by Fr. Helmuts Libietis:
"We are all the children of our age. It is said that you cannot leave clothes in a smokey room, without them taking on the smell of smoke. Similarly, by living in an age whose spirit is radically opposed to that of Christ, it is only to be expected that most of us will become tainted by that spirit in one way or another, to a greater or lesser degree."
This period contrasts the beautiful Spirit of Christ to the Spirit of the World to help develop an awareness of how the allure of the world and effects of the Seven Capital Sins challenge our purity, constantly pulling us from the Spirit of Christ.
Prayers for the Preliminary Period