Surrender can sound so easy and yet can be so difficult. In essence, you are surrendering everything to God and His will. It sounds easy because you can just say, “Here you go, God, I am giving it all to you to take care of so I don’t have to worry about it anymore and do it all alone”. It is difficult, however, because we have a predisposition to wanting to be in control of everything and believing that we know how things should go and what steps are needed to achieve it. And if you are like me, it is almost like you are a professional at worrying, maybe even getting an advanced degree in it. Hi, my name is Stephanie S., MD in worrywarts, extreme anxiety.
This year has been a year of extreme uncertainty and forging new ways for us all. As we draw closer to the end of the year, 2020 (thank goodness!!), I thought this Surrender Novena I just stumbled upon would be very fitting.
This beautiful novena was given to Fr. Don Dolindo Ruotolo from Jesus. He was at one time Padre Pio’s spiritual director and was a great prophet who prophesied about St. John Paul the Great (one of my favorite saints). Little by little, I have learned more about Padre Pio and am looking forward to delving more into the life of Fr. Don Dolindo.