Pray with us

Virgin Mary Undoer of Knots by Johann Melchior Georg Schmittdner

Hello, all!  We just started a novena to Our Lady, Undoer of Knots for a very special intention.  We would love for you to join with us in prayer.  Here is the prayer below, or you can click on the link in the side bar.

Virgin Mary, Mother of fair love, Mother who never refuses to come to the aid of a child in need, Mother whose hands never cease to serve your beloved children because they are moved by the divine love and immense mercy that exists in your heart, cast your compassionate eyes upon me and see the snarl of knots that exist in my life.
You know very well how desperate I am, my pain and how I am bound by these knots.
Mary, Mother to whom God entrusted the undoing of the knots in the lives of his children, I entrust into your hands the ribbon of my life.
No one, not even the Evil One himself, can take it away from your precious care. In your hands there is no knot that cannot be undone.
Powerful Mother, by your grace and intercessory power with Your Son and My Liberator, Jesus, take into your hands today this knot…I beg you to undo it for the glory of God, once for all, You are my hope.
O my Lady, you are the only consolation God gives me, the fortification of my feeble strength, the enrichment of my destitution and with Christ the freedom from my chains.
Hear my plea.
Keep me, guide me, protect me, o safe refuge!

Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me

Devotion to Our Lady, Undoer of Knots is not new.  This particular title of Our Lady is actually derived from  the writings of St. Irenaeus, third century bishop and martyr:

To show us the mission granted to the Virgin Mary by Her Son, an artist Johann Melchior Georg Schmittdner painted Mary Undoer of Knots with great grace. Since 1700, his painting has been venerated in the Church of St. Peter in Perlack, Augsburg, Germany. It was originally inspired by a meditation of Saint Irenaeus (Bishop of Lyon and martyred in 202) based on the parallel made by Saint Paul between Adam and Christ. Saint Irenaeus, in turn, made a comparison between Eve and Mary, saying:“Eve, by her disobedience, tied the knot of disgrace for the human race; whereas Mary, by her obedience, undid it”.

Please join with us as we ask Our Lady’s powerful intercession in untying a knot.

10 thoughts on “Pray with us

  1. “take into your hands today this knot…I beg you to undo it for the glory of God”
    Sisters, is there a special intention to enter between “knot….I beg”? Like …take into your hands today this knot of the Texas Nuns I beg you to undo it for the glory of God.

  2. When do I start? Is there a Feast day? My Grandsons and I will pray it together. Please let us know the dates. Are you starting after Divine Mercy Sunday?

    • We actually started on April 2, but you can start on any day.
      I looked for info about a feast day for Our Lady Undoer of Knots and found two different things. One article said “There is no official feast day of Mary, Undoer of Knots, however, on December 8, many Catholics of Augsburg [the town where the painting of OL Undoer of Knots is located] pay special honor to both the Immaculate Conception and Mary, Undoer of Knots.”
      Then I found this, from the Foundational Declaration of the International Fraternity of the Virgin Mary Untier of Knots: September 28th is the day established as feast day, according the records.
      Both dates are interesting for us – December 8th is the day our religious order was founded, and September 28 is the day before the feast of the Archangels. And as you know, we have a very special devotion to St. Michael, being the patron saint of our monastery.

  3. Dear Sisters, You know you are always in our prayers. We will pray especially this novena for your special intention. Love you all John and Polly

  4. Yes, Sisters, I am happy to participate in this Novena. May I ask, how many days do I pray, and is there a special time of day so that we are heard in one voice? Thank you, Doreen

    • We started praying on April 2nd, and do it around 5:30 each evening. We are grateful for everyone’s prayers, and want you to feel free to pray the novena whenever it’s convenient for you. Even if all of you (our prayer support crew) didn’t start praying on the same day, God hears all your prayers.

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