One of my favorite titles for Mary is “Our Lady, Undoer of Knots.”
The root of this devotion dates all the way back to the second century, where Saint Irenaeus wrote: “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.”
The first Eve was a virgin, created immaculate, who was the Mother of all the living. But when confronted with the decision between life and death, Eve chose death, thus tying a knot in God’s plan.
The New Eve (Mary), Immaculate and ever Virgin, loosened Eve’s knot with her obedience to God, saying, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.” (Luke 1:38).
But it doesn’t stop there.
Through her prayers, Mary wants to loosen the knots in our lives, too.
On this feast of the Assumption of Mary, give her those knots in your life, and ask her for her prayers.
Friends, be confident in Christ’s mercy and love.
LEARNING FROM THE SAINTS
“The Blessed Virgin is like a good mother who, not content with looking after all her children in general, watches over each one separately.” (St. John Vianney)
PRAY WITH ME
Mary, our Mother, pray for us! Amen!
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