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.

Monday, November 04, 2013

Pope Francis and Mary, the Untier of Knots

At the start of the 18th century, a German artist painted a depiction of the Blessed Mother that came to be known as Mary the Undoer or Untier of Knots. Based on the writings of the 2nd century early Church father Irenaeus, Mary was called the "Untier of Knots" because the first Eve, tied the knot of disobedience, but Mary, the New Eve, untied the knot of disobedience with her "yes" to God. While our current Pope Francis was studying theology in Germany in the 1980's he discovered this devotion and the novena (nine days of prayer) associated with it. He brought it back to Argentina with him and it spread widely throughout his country. In 2006 I first heard of the devotion and later wrote a song that was inspired by Mary the Untier of Knots. So in honor of Pope Francis and his hand in spreading this wonderful devotion, here's my song: Untier Of Knots, (once again)

"Mary Untier of the Knots is Our Lady who unties all problems in life, and frees us from the deceptions the Devil bounds us to.” (Msgr. E. Garcia Aux. Bishop of Buenos Aires)


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