Mary, Undoer of Knots
Mary, Undoer of Knots, has drawn global adoration and devotion, especially in the time of Pope Francis’s election. The Mother of God miraculously conceived Jesus after being visited by the angel Gabriel who told her she would have a child. As the Mother of God, Mary is loved and honored more than any other Saint, known as the ultimate mother and leader of family. Mary Undoer of Knots is revered for her love and devotion to her son Jesus. She is known for her ability to “undo” the knots, the challenges, in our lives. Her love and compassion for us as the children of God shows us just how much she is the mother of the Holy Family and our Mother.
The Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots was inspired by this Icon in which the Blessed Virgin Mary is shown undoing knots. The icon and the devotion can be sourced to the writing of Saint Iranaeus of Lyons, “The knot of Eve’s disobedience was loosened by the obedience of Mary.”