Mary Undoer of Knots
Many times we feel like our lives are full of knots. Some big, some small...and some that become so tight that we continue to become frustrated with them.
In those moments, turn to Mary Undoer of Knots in this beautiful novena! https://www.theholyrosary.org/maryundoerknots There is a beautiful painting of Mary Undoer of Knots, which also has very deep meaning behind every element (something I encourage you ladies to read more about if you have the chance!). It was painted by Johann Melchior Georg Schmittdner and since 1700, his painting has been venerated in the Church of St. Peter in Perlack, Augsburg, Germany. It shows Mary in the centre with one angel looking at her as he hands her a rope filled with knots, and on the other end there is an angel receiving the untangled rope and looking at you to show what Our Lady has done. At the very bottom of the painting, there is the scene from the book of Tobit where the Archangel Raphael is leading Tobias to his future wife, Sarah.
The first thing that came to mind when I saw all the aspects of this painting is how the angels work alongside Our Mother to untangle our messed and ultimately...lead us back to her Son, Jesus Christ.
I was given this novena many years ago by a friend at a retreat. I had never heard of Mary Undoer of Knots and I was at a moment in my life when the knots just kept piling up. Needless to say I felt like a tangled mess.
Years later, Mary has untied many of my most difficult knots through praying this rosary novena. It is very simple but also taps into the power of the rosary. My journey through praying this novena has helped me with healing past wounds of a broken engagement; healing past wounds from my struggles with self-love; healing wounds of worries and fear.
Will you place the rope of your life into the hands of Our Blessed Mother and allow her to slowly untie each knot?
Mary Undoer of Knots, pray for us!