Mother Mary said at Fatima: "My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the sure way which will lead you to God." St. Thomas Aquinas said: "The things we love tell us who we are!" With that in mind, I will try to post each day something about Our Blessed Lady, items about the Holy Roman Catholic Church, and public domain Catholic books too! I pray you enjoy my ministry!
Below are two albums of pictures that I created:
1. Our grand daughter Adrianna.
2. Tears of Mary!
November 15 - Byzantine Church: Our Lady of Piety - Saint Albert the Great
Our Lady Who Unties Knots
Pope Francis has been one of the chief promoters of “Our Lady Who Unties Knots.” He was stunned by a Bavarian painting of Madonna untying knots when was studying in Germany as a young man. He acquired a copy of the painting and brought it back with him to Argentina, where he started promoting devotion to Mary under this title.
The theology of Mary untying knots goes back to the second century – less than one hundred years after the death of the Apostles. The painting was inspired by Saint Irenaeus of Lyons who wrote “the knot of Eve’s disobedience was loosed by the obedience of Mary...” (Adversus haereses, 3, 22)
These “knots” are for which we see no solution: discord in the family, violence, family quarrels, drug addiction, alcoholism, abortion, depression, unemployment, ill health, fear, solitude, stress, indebtedness, failure, pride…
But the Blessed Virgin Mary can intercede for us all – to untie the knots of sin in our lives – so that we may be purified and grow ever closer to God.