Crossed The Tiber

An Evangelical Converts to Catholicism

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I was born into the Catholic faith. At 14, I was "born again" and found Jesus personally but lost His Church. After thirty years as an evangelical protestant, I have come full circle to find that He has been there all the time, in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. I wish others to find the beauty and truth of the Catholic faith as I have found.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Mary Untier of Knots

The blogfast has been productive so far, thank the Lord! Click Here to hear my first song about Mary. The early Church referred to her as The Undoer of Knots because the first Eve tied the knot of disobedience and Mary, the new Eve, untied the knot by her obedience saying yes to God.
I hope and pray that this song will minister to those reverts and converts like myself who only later in life have begun to "call her blessed." Now back to the studio...


Blogger Pilgrimsarbour said...

Very nice tune, my friend.

September 20, 2007 12:11 AM  
Blogger Joyful Catholics said...

TJ...this brought tears to my eyes. I am going to have to share this on my blog... I've been 'sneaking' on there a few times for my memory of RWM, but this has touched me too deeply to not share. In the core of my heart, which has been aching for her priest sons, I've been sharing Mary's heartache. She is so burdened for her priest sons who are doing so much for the flock, and yet being so scorned. Her heart still is pierced when her priest sons are viciously attacked by the media and their own petty fault-finding flocks.

Thanks for this lovely haunting melody. I know that on Dec 8 2004, Mary was the one who brought Rich and me Home, there's a deep significance that on that day, my heart was overwhelmed with joy to be back to Mass (without it being for a wedding or a funeral but by a real desire for the Eucharist!) She brought me back to Holy Mother Church and untied the knots I'd tied in my life with my many ignorant,unwise and sinful choices. She untied the knots of prejudice against the CC that I'd tangled up even more during my years away, where I chose to think she was just "one of us" much to my shame.

How grateful I am for her unconditional Mother's love and heart that continually beats for her children, no matter how close or far away. Thank you TJ. This is the most beautiful way to start my day even with the sting of tears.


September 20, 2007 6:42 AM  
Blogger Susie said...

And St Augustine said it well..."Late have I loved thee." That works for Mary, too.

But, as they say, better late than never!

September 20, 2007 7:06 AM  
Blogger onionboy said...

Loved it when I read the lyrics you sent. Love it more now. Imagining you playing this on your EWTN gig...gosh, things are about to really change for you, I think.

O | (art & faith) | {faith & art}

September 20, 2007 9:08 AM  
Anonymous Nancy said...

Wonderful song, TJ. You really are a Mama's boy, aren't you.

September 20, 2007 9:32 PM  
Blogger tara said...

Lovely--Mary, our mother, called blessed through all generations--a song that could make protestants re-think the need to honor our Mother.

September 21, 2007 12:13 AM  
Anonymous Cyndi B. said...

very very nice...
The words must've birthed from the Trinitarian's heart to your soul.. Thanks so much for sharing this song...

September 21, 2007 12:54 AM  
Blogger + Alan said...

Very very nice Russ. I love that simple tune. I love the acoustic instrument mix and that you didn't overproduce it. Good stuff. Pax vobiscum man.

September 22, 2007 6:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well, its late in the day for ME to hear this song in England on the last day of Our Lady's month of May 2008 but IM praying the Novena to Mary Undoer Of Knots and I believe she led me here to be assured of her prayers

May 31, 2008 6:56 PM  

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