Our Lady Undoer of Knots is a devotion to our Blessed Mother which is portrayed in a 18th century painting by German artist Johann Schmidtner. In the painting, Mary is portrayed untying a complex knot.
In this devotion, Catholics ask Mary to assist us in untying the knots in our lives through her intersession to our Lord Jesus.
This is thought to be first mentioned by St. Irenaeus:
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 through faith.St. Irenaeus
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We pray to you, Blessed Mother, that you might untangle the knots that oppress us so that we can witness with joy to your Son and our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Play this teambuilding game as a tie-in to Our Lady, Untier of Knots. Getting out of a tangled situation can be challenging!
Tie some knots while making this rosary slide bracelet or key chain. Then you can always have a prayer aid for the rosary with you.
This game also goes well with a theme of all of the entanglements in our lives.
This lesson plan will help youth understand why Catholics have devotions to Mary.
Prayer to Our Lady Undoer of Knots
This printable includes a prayer and reflection questions for this devotion.