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December 23, 2016

Christmas Novena Day Nine

Dear Family of Mary!

This is the ninth day of our Novena before Christmas! Again today the parish will climb Apparition Hill, praying the Rosary. We will join them live, through Mary TV!

We have made it to the ninth day!! I believe that the great gift we are being given in the novena is the gift of deep peace. Our surrender to Jesus, through Mary, will produce an unending source of peace for each one of us. Isn’t this the message of Christmas! Jesus, the Lord, is born to us, a Savior. He comes to free us from our sins and lead us into the Kingdom of His Father. We have only to follow Him. May we learn to surrender, moment by moment, to our Infant Savior, and we will experience the peace of God.

December 25, 1998


“Dear children! Today, on the birthday of my Son, my heart is filled with immeasurable joy, love and peace. As your mother, I desire for each of you to feel that same joy, peace and love in the heart. That is why do not be afraid to open your heart and to completely surrender yourself to Jesus, because only in this way can He enter into your heart and fill it with love, peace and joy. I bless you with my motherly blessing.”

Novena of Surrender to the Will of God, Day Nine

(Jesus speaks to Fr. Ruotolo)

Pray always in readiness to surrender, and you will receive from it great peace and great rewards, even when I confer on you the grace of immolation, of repentance and of love. Then what does suffering matter? It seems impossible to you? Close your eyes and say with all your soul, “Jesus, you take care of it.” Do not be afraid, I will take care of things and you will bless my name by humbling yourself. A thousand prayers cannot equal one single act of surrender, remember this well. There is no novena more effective than this: “O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything!”

O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything! (10 times)

Mother, I am yours now and forever. Through you and with you I always want to belong completely to Jesus.

Let us pray 7 Our Fathers, 7 Hail Marys and 7 Glory bes…

Lord Jesus, through the Intercession of Your Mother, Mary, we want pray always in readiness to surrender ourselves to You, as You ask, saying “Jesus, you take care of it”. May we learn to surrender our entire selves to You, just as Our Lady did her entire life. In that way may we give you glory and honor all our days, and especially at this celebration of your Incarnation and Nativity. We are all yours through the guidance and intercession of our Mother, Mary! Amen.

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan

©Mary TV 2016

PS. Thank you for praying this simple Christmas Novena with us!  May you be blessed with every blessing this Christmas Day!!!