Excuse me, everyone, but I made a very silly mistake.  If you wish to have your Consecration Day on the Feast of the Annunciation (March 25th), the beginning day for preparation is February 21st (normally it would be February 20th, but there are 29 days in February this year), not February 2nd, like I mentioned in the combox on one of the posts.  I’m very sorry; I was looking at the wrong line on the schedule-calendar.

There is another factor to keep in mind.  When the Feast of the Annunciation falls within the Octave of Easter, as it does this year, the celebration of the Feastday is delayed.  We will actually be celebrating it this year on March 31st.  So I would say that it would be an individual decision, whether one prefers to have the actual date of March 25th as the Consecration Day, or whether one would like to prolong the preparation and have the Consecration Day on the day we actually celebrate the Feast.

Well, at least that gives us more time to get acquainted with the consecration-preparation resources, and to have some posts on the “why” of consecration to Mary, as well as to prepare ourselves this week for the beginning of Lent.

My apologies for this mix-up (but it’s not the first time, and I know it won’t be the last.)  🙂