271 Richvale Drive South, unit # 1
Seminarian/lay person Edson Bosetti
Mary Undoer of Knots Novena
To bring more people closer to the heart of Jesus through the hands of Virgin Mary.
History/Description: The devotion to Mary Undoer of Knots is more than 300 years old.
To show us the mission granted to Virgin Mary by Her Son, an unknown painter in 1700
painted Mary Undoer of Knots with great grace. Since then his painting has been
adored in the Church of St. Peter in Perlack, Germany. Its inspiration was the result of
St. Irineus’ meditation. He, who in the light of the parallel made by St. Paul between
Adam and Christ, created the comparison of Eve and Mary saying:
“Eve, by her disobedience, tied the knot of disgrace for the human race; to the
contrary, Mary, by her obedience, undid it”.
The painting shows one angel giving Virgin Mary a ribbon full of knots, which
represents the ribbon of our life and our problems. Mary interceding for us to Jesus,
undo with love and mercy the knots and another angel receives the plain ribbon with
no knots, which has been undone by our Holy Mother. The knots are undone with our
prayers described in the Novena booklet.
The devotion to Mary Undoer of Knots is known in many different countries, and the
Novena is translated in 19 languages and Braille. More than 1.3 Million copies were
acquired worldwide and has Ecclesiastic approval, receiving the “NIHIL OBSTAT and
Advocacy and Promotion - Ecumenism
Advocacy and Promotion - Pro Life
Advocacy and Promotion - Social Justice
Advocacy and Promotion - Vocations
Education & Formation - Catechesis Programs (RCIA, Sacraments)
Education & Formation - Family Life Programs (Marriage Enrichment, Singles, Engaged, Separated)
Education & Formation - Health Care / Life Issues (Family Planning, Sexuality)
Other - Faith Instruction for : Apostolic and Pastoral Groups, Married Couples, Prayer and Devotional Associations, Prayer Groups, Seniors, Singles and Youth.
Outreach - Elderly
Outreach - Immigrants & Refugees
Outreach - Poor / Homeless
Outreach - Sick / Homebound
Outreach - Special Needs
Outreach - Youth and Children
Prayer and Spirituality - Charismatic
Prayer and Spirituality - Conferences and Workshops
Prayer and Spirituality - Marian
Prayer and Spirituality - Other
Prayer and Spirituality - Retreat Experiences