Mary Undoer of Knots

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A Novena of Prayers to Mary Undoer of Knots

We all have some “knots” in our lives - and Mary can help to untie them. Devotion to Mary, Undoer of Knots has become increasingly popular since Pope Francis encouraged the devotion in Argentina, and then spoke about it during his first year as pontiff. The theology of the devotion goes back to the second century. St Irenaeus wrote that, “The knot of Eve’s disobedience was untied by the obedience of Mary; what the virgin Eve bound by her unbelief, the Virgin Mary loosened by her faith”. Mary’s faith unties the knot of sin. So we pray that the Blessed Virgin Mary will intercede for all of us, to untie the knots of sin in our lives – so that we may be purified and ever closer to God.

A novena of rosary prayers to Mary Undoer of Knots is available in booklet form at the link below. The booklet may be used individually or in groups to pray a novena to Mary Undoer of Knots.

Novena of Prayers to Mary Undoer of Knots booklet (PDF 2.7MB)

The image of Mary Undoer of Knots used in the booklet is an oil on canvas by Sydney based Catholic artist Suzzanah Fisk.