Ms. Reffert’s theology students are learning about Pope Francis and his special devotion to Our Lady of Knots, in honor of his trip to the United States. Our juniors are writing some of the “knots” in their lives onto ribbons and tying them together. Here is part of this week’s lesson:
We all have some “knots” in our lives… and Mary can untie them.
The devotion to Mary, Undoer of Knots has become more popular ever since Pope Francis encouraged the devotion in Argentina, and then spoke about it during his first year as pontiff.
The theology of the devotion actually goes back to the second century. Saint 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 will pray that the Blessed Virgin Mary will intercede for us all, to untie the knots of sin in our lives – so that we may be purified and ever closer to God.