It would be good to follow St. Louis de Montfort’s advice to schedule the 33 days of preparation so that they will end on a vigil of a Marian feast day. Here is a list of starting dates to guide you –
February 20 >>> The Annunciation (March 25)
April 10 >>> Our Lady of Fatima (May 13)
April 28 >>> The Visitation (May 31)
April 30 >>> Immaculate Heart (June 2 this 2018)
June 13 >>> Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (July 16)
July 13 >>> The Assumption (August 15)
July 20 >>> Queenship of Mary (August 22)
August 6 >>> Nativity of Mary (September 8)
August 10 >>> Holy Name of Mary (September 12)
August 13 >>> Our Lady of Sorrows (September 15)
September 4 >>> Our Lady of the Rosary (October 7)
October 19 >>> Presentation of Mary (November 21)
November 5 >>> Immaculate Conception (December 8)
November 9 >>> Our Lady of Guadalupe (December 12)
November 29 >>> Mother of God (January 1)
December 31 >>> Presentation of the Lord (February 2)
January 9 >>> Our Lady of Lourdes (February 11)
Dear Lady of the Rosary, our Blessed Mother, Queen of Peace, you promised at Fatima, to bring Peace to all mankind. I join a million of your Filipino faithful, Bayang sumisinta kay Maria. I offer this gift – a spiritual bouquet of prayer, sacrifice and thanksgiving.
This I promise, dear Blessed Mother:
- To consecrate myself to your Immaculate Heart, offering to Our Lord the tasks of my daily duty with the sacrifice they demand;
- To pray the Rosary (the five decades) daily, whenever possible with my family, especially during the 33 day retreat.
- To observe the devotion to the Five First Saturdays in reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, with Confession, Receiving Holy Communion, and prayer of the Holy Rosary, meditating on the mysteries for 15 minutes.
These, I promise, asking that through your intercession and supplication, your Son will lead our country to true conversion of heart, to a true moral and spiritual renewal in life, to the practice of justice and reconciliation, so that our troubled nation may come to lasting peace.
Accept these promises, dear Blessed Mother. Take them into your own Immaculate Heart, and bring them before your Son, Jesus, that He may take them into his own Sacred Heart. Amen.