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Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Mary Undoer of Knots

I have many friends in difficult situations at this time, especially in their jobs, careers, and movements. For them, especially, I pray today to Mary, Undoer of Knots.

This painting by an unknown artist has become very popular in recent years, when so many Catholics experience complicated relationships and events in their daily lives. Life is not simple and Mary, Undoer of Knots, speaks to the corporate heart of our generation. Mary, Virgin, Undoer of Knots, pray for us.

1 comment:

JonathanCatholic said...

I believe that it was St. Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons around the year 185, who first coined the phrase :) He said something like, 'The knot of the disobedience of Eve was undone by Mary's obedience to God,' and it has been adapted to all the consequences of the sin of Eve in the world, as those consequences appeared in our lives.

It is a lovely, historic title under which to invoke the Blessed Virgin Mary :) I think it holds a particularly unique place because it is not based on an Apparition, that is, on approved private revelation, but based rather on the very nature and office of the Blessed Mother, and her very obedience, both of which shine forth so beautifully in the pages of public Revelation, the writings of Sacred Scripture.