Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Our Lady Untier 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. Ireneus who said that “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.”