Mary Undoer of Knots can undo the most difficult of problems.
What are these knots?
They are the problems and struggles we face for which we do not see any solution. knots of abortion, of discord in your family, lack of understanding between parents and children, disrespect, violence, the knots of deep hurts between husband and wife, the absence of peace and joy at home. There are also the knots of anguish and despair of separated couples, the dissolution of the family, the knots of a drug addict son or daughter, sick or separated from home or God, knots of alcoholism, depression, unemployment, fear, solitude. These knots can suffocate the soul, beat us down, remove joy and separate us from God.
What are the knots in your life?
Take some time in prayer and ask Mary Undoer of Knots to undo the knots in your life. She is your Mother and your Advocate. She intercedes on your behalf to the Lord. Bring your problems and struggles to her and trust that she will undo them.
The devotion to Mary, Our Lady Undoer of Knots, began because a miracle a occurred and a marriage was healed:
In 1612, in the town of Augsburg Germany, a man of nobility visited a Jesuit priest four times in 28 days. He was looking for guidance and prayers of the holy priest to save his marriage. The priest and man prayed to the Blessed Mother. On his final visit to the priest, the man brought his wedding ribbon, a Bavarian tradition of binding together the arms of the bride and groom, symbolizing their marriage. The priest took the ribbon, held it up before the image of Our Lady, and one by one, untied the knots in the ribbon. When he finished, the knots in the ribbon were completely undone and a miracle occurred. The marriage was healed!
In the year 1700, the grandson of the nobleman had become a priest of the Church of Saint Peter am Perlach. He dedicated a family altar to Our Lady of Good Counsel and commissioned a painting to show how Mary powerfully intervened saving his grandparent's marriage. The painting was painted in oil on poplar wood. It showed a nobleman, accompanied by the Archangel Raphael on his journey to visit the priest.
This image was inspired by a meditation of early Father of the Church, Saint Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyon who was martyred in 202. In his book, Against Heresies, he wrote, "And thus also it was that the knot of Eve's disobedience was loosed by the obedience of Mary. For what the virgin Eve had bound fast through unbelief, this did the Virgin Mary set free though faith.".