Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Phil 4:6-7

Monday, May 06, 2013

Mary, Undoer of Knots

Mary Untier of Knots, or Mary Undoer of Knots, is the name of both a Marian devotion and a Baroque painting which represents that devotion. The painting by Johann George Melchior Schmidtner, of around 1700, is in the Catholic pilgrimage church of St. Peter am Perlach, otherwise Perlach church, in Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany.

Pope Francis's Prayer to Our Lady Untier of Knots

Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio brought this devotion to Argentina from Bavaria and composed this prayer.

Holy Mary, full of God's presence during the days of your life, 

you accepted with full humility the Father's will,
and the Devil was never capable to tie you around with his confusion
Once with your son you interceded for our difficulties,
and, full of kindness and patience you gave us example of how to untie the knots of our life. 
And by remaining forever Our Mother, 
you put in order, and make more clear the ties that link us to the Lord. 
Holy Mother, Mother of God, and our Mother,
to you, who untie with motherly heart the knots of our life, we pray to you to receive in your hands (the name of person),
and to free him/her of the knots and confusion with which our enemy attacks. 
Through your grace, your intercession, and your example, 
deliver us from all evil, Our Lady, and untie the knots that prevent us from being united with God,
so that we, free from sin and error, may find Him in all things, may have our hearts placed in Him, and may serve Him always in our brothers and sisters. Amen


  1. My favorite novena is to our Lady Undoer of Knots!!! Love it.

  2. I adore Mary, Undoer of Knots. I have given the knot rings and novena books as gifts. I love mine ring and wear it every chance I get.

    Have a blessed day



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