Mary Undoer of Knots – Pope Francis’ Favorite Marian Devotion

Do you have some “knots” in your life? Here’s the solution! Pope Francis has a very special devotion to Our Lady Undoer of Knots. Many have never heard of this devotion, but it’s a great one…going all the way back to the second century.

mary untier of knots

Before describing “Our Lady Undoer of Knots,” I’d like to share a recent experience from my own life as it relates to this special Marian devotion:

During the offertory of our High Mass for the feast of Saint Thomas Aquinas, a student tapped me on the shoulder, “Dr. Marshall, you’re needed in the courtyard.” I was a bit puzzled, but I followed the student outside.Outside in the courtyard, I saw one of the altar servers handing a hot thurible and the chains were tangled and knotted. The priest was about to incense the altar, and in its current condition, the thurible would not close. It was a jangled up mess. Apparently, the base of the thurible had flipped over a few times and the chains were wound up around each other. If you have handled a thurible, you may have experienced this before.

We literally had 45 seconds until the priest needed the thurible at the altar. I prayed, “Our Lady, Undoer of Knots, pray for us.” And like magic I tumbled around the base of the thurible about three times. Aha! It was straight again. The altar server used his bare hands to put the coals in the thurible (he was in a hurry, after all) and he darted inside to the altar…just in time.So what is meant by the title Our Lady Undoer of Knots?

Pope Francis’s Devotion to ‘Our Lady Undoer of Knots’

Our new Pope Francis has been one of the chief promoters of “Our Lady Undoer of Knots.” When Pope Francis, then Jorge Mario Bergoglio, was studying in Germany, he was stunned by a Bavarian painting of “Holy Mary, Our Lady Untier of Knots.” He acquired a copy of the painting and brought it to Argentina and promoted devotion to Mary under this title. Apparently it has caught on with the faithful of Argentina.It is interesting that this Marian devotion of Pope Francis is rooted in Bavaria – it therefore creates a bridge between the Pontificate of Pope Benedict XVI and that of Pope Francis. In fact, Cardinal Bergoglio had an image of Our Lady Undoer of Knots engraved into a chalice and presented it to Pope Benedict XVI.

The Theology of Our Lady Undoer of Knots

The theology of Mary untying knots goes back to the second century – less than one hundred years after the death of the Apostles. Saint Irenaeus of Lyons 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.” (Adversus haereses, 3, 22) This is one of the earliest examples of describing Mary as the “New Eve.” Eve, standing next to Adam, is the “co-peccatrix” (co-sinner) Mary, standing next to Christ crucified, is the “co-redemptrix” (co-redemptress). This does not mean that Mary directly saves or redeems us. It means that Mary consents and participates in the redemptive action of Christ. Her role is congruent and relative to the condign and absolute role of Christ.

Our Lady Undoer of Knots is Patristic and may be the way forward for establishing and expanding Marian theology. The doctrine of Mary’s universal mediation and her subordinate role to Christ in human salvation is beautifully summed up in this saying of Saint Irenaeus of Lyons. The fact that it goes back to the second century reveals that this is not a medieval accretion. It’s a doctrine deriving from the Apostles themselves.

Question: Had you heard of this devotion, Our Lady Undoer of Knots? If so, in what part of the world do you live? Is it popular there? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

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  • Joe

    Good thing you were there to untie that knot…

  • Caroline

    I knew this devotion. I live in Canada, where it is not famous. I found it via Google when I was looking for a novena to pray, recently!

    • julienorvan

      Do you live on the west coast? Holy Family bookstore in Langley has the novena booklet with rosary if you would like to check them out!

  • Philo

    I heard of this recently, have been praying quite a few novenas, I live in Australia but am of Indian origin. Prayed for my marriage which was about to end,

  • Joan Elizabeth

    I pray this when my life gets tangled up in knots and I do not know how to prioritize my responsibilities. I also pray to Mary, the Untier of Knots, as an ejaculatory prayer when I am untangling physical knots like extension cords or my knots in my shoe laces!

  • Jeanell

    I ordered the statue and devotional booklet as soon as I heard about it.

    • Deacon Joseph Pasaquella

      Where did you find out how to pray this devotion?

      • hang

        Youtube

  • Tad

    I like your story, Dr. Marshall. Often thought that I should increase my devotion to Mary. There are so many knots to be untangled in my family. Thank you God.

  • JEM

    I live in Texas. I have only heard of this devotion through reading, etc. It is not widely known or observed here. However, I find it quite appealing to know I have someone who is willing to help me undo the knots in my life and has the ear of our Lord.

  • Theresa

    Hello from Mississauga, ON, Canada! I found the Novena in a local bookstore, and then discovered the gentleman who handles ‘Mary, Undoer of Knots’ lives just 20 minutes north of me.I went there to pick up some more novena booklets, and it was wonderful to see the beautiful pictures he had of Mary, undoing knots….rosaries and other devotionals as well.
    I am so glad you posted this article, as I have a ‘knot’ which needs undoing, and will start the novena today..God bless!

  • julienorvan

    yes I have heard of this devotion to “Our Lady Untier of Knots “here in Vancouver, BC, Canada. I was also intrigued by the painting and so I picked up a rosary with the beautiful painting on the middle piece and the accompanying booklet with it on the front – in the bookstore, called Holy Family Catholic Bookstore, in Langley, BC last summer. Thanks for sharing more information about this with us!

  • Denise Beaudoin

    You had an article about this Novena on March 18, 2013, 5 days after the election of the Pope. In the Summer, I had a problem with an enormous company. I prayed the Novena for 9 days, and on the 10 days, I learned the big company had changed its mind and would not bother me anymore. Thank you.

  • Spinmamma

    Yes, I have heard of this devotion and have prayed to our Lady as the Undoer of Knots and she has helped me several times in a very startling and material way, similar to what Dr. Marshall related but in a different context. I was not yet baptized when these things happened and was definitely a skeptic regarding certain aspects of Marian devotion but no more. I live in Northern California and found out about this devotion when researching different aspects of Mary prior to beginning RCIA

  • Patricia Miller

    Last year I did a lot of research on the different faces of Mary as one way to show diversity within the Catholic Church to my (PSR/CCD) students. It seems as though I had heard of Our Lady Undoer of Knots before this research; probably from my papa (who was also a PSR catechist).

    I wasn’t even thinking of Mary as the undoer of knots when one day, as I was going through my daughters things, I found a tangled wad of ribbon as I was praying to Mary. I asked Mary in prayer, “If [she] is with my daughter in purgatory how is it that she (my daughter) can be released to Heaven?”… the wad of knots quickly and easily became a smooth string of ribbon, and I knew that was my answer – Mary, Our Lady Undoer of Knots literally showed me with that tangled mess, it only took a moment before I had a nice, smooth, ball of ribbon.

    • Patricia Miller

      Oh, I forgot to mention, I live in St. Louis, MO

    • hang

      Thank you for sharing

  • Judiyh

    I am a new Catholic and am so touched by this devotion. I will pray to Our Lady for her help in funding the knots in my life. I first heard of this in connection with Pope Francis’ elevation to the See of Peter.

    • hang

      You can listen to it while you work or whatever. .. search youtube mary our Lady undoer of knots

  • Anna Yager

    I live in Mexico and learned about Our Lady Untier of Knots through a website (I can’t remember which one) several years ago. I have found it to be a wonderful prayer, useful in all types of situations. I also keep a copy of the painting in one of my home shrines.

  • Wendy Cukierski

    Amen!

    • josphine Miyonga

      I am Josephine Miyonga from Mombasa Kenya. I had had not heard of this novena although am a great fan of Our Lady. Pope Francis name caught my eye linked with this novena and immediately searched the website and got more information. I am inspired and I have so far downloaded to introduce my members in our church solidality. Thank you and stay blessed.

  • mz

    I have known about this devotion for maybe 4 years in Malta. The devotion came to Malta from our sister island of Gozo.I was thrilled to read here that this has been also a devotion of our beloved Pope Francis

  • Coo Coo Bartholomew

    Yes I know this novena and it really works. I have experience it. Thank God for it. Yes they know about it here but not famous. DE, USA

  • mariarilke

    I am not sure where I heard or saw the original prayer, but our Priest Fr. Fred Bliss, I think his name is he is only part time in our Parish of the Church of the Ascension on Ft. Myers Beach, FL. told us the story of Pope Francis and the prayer and how he, Father Bliss, was introduced to the prayer through Pope Francis before he was Pope. So I am here to print the prayer for distribution in our parish+++

  • Renee

    I just heard about this yesterday at a conference in Rochester NY. I bought a picture and would like to recite the Novena. We have some big family knots.

  • room4more

    This devotion was shared with me by a friend. I prayed the Novena before a family Reunion cruise with my husband’s family (that is full of knots). Everyone got along beautifully and is presently working together in the care of their elderly mother. Thank you most gracious Virgin, Mary!

  • pauline

    I came across this Novena only by accident After I retired I made it a point that at least I start saying the rosary every day so I googled The Holy Rosary and this site came up where you can choose to recite the rosary in four different languages I was praying th rosary on the computer for more than a year and it was only when my family life started to unravel before my eyes did I discover the novena of Mary Undoer of Knots on the site itself and I started praying this beautiful novena ever since My family is still knotted with problems however, when I pray this novena regulary It sort of gives me a sense of peace and I keep on hoping for the best and resign myself to the will of God I was delighted to hear that it is Pope Francis ‘ favourite Marian prayer I have been telling everyone about this beautiful novena How comforting it is to have Mary holding the knotted ribbon of our lives
    Thank you Blessed Mother for your heavenly intercession

    • Pauline Njogu

      Pauline, from Kenya. Heard about this novena last week from a dear friend. I really really struggled to start it but 4 days later I have started and am on the third day. I have been praying other novenas, never this one. Now eight years, I have been praying for employment, today I have received concern from two people about my employment situation, thanks to Mother Mary undoer of Knots, I believe she is untangling the knots that have hindered me from getting gainfully employed among other issues. Pauline, I admire the grace you have and allowing God’s will to prevail. Keep on strong though it is not easy, at the end, miracle of untangled knots shall happen.
      Thank you Blessed Mother Mary undoer of Knots.

  • michael jeyaraj

    I live in India.We have so many different kinds of devotion to Our Lady, for example, Our Lady of the Camel, but not Mary, the Undoer/Untier of Knots. Any way, somen may take the i nitiative to spread it in Inda, now that we have the Pope himself who is a devotee of this devotion!!

  • andia

    I have head of it.. only because I found an app for it on itunes. It’s neither well known nor popular here in WNY,

  • Susan Grekso

    I have heard of this devotion. I have a prayer card in my dining room with a picture of Mary undoing the knots and a prayer on the other side. I live in northern Wisconsin.

  • Karen

    Thank you, Dr. Marshall. I first learned of this devotion 8 or so years ago, maybe more. It was established in Argentina and was making its way north to Miami. I pray to Our Lady under this title regularly. Prayed regarding a friend who was, I thought, a poor influence on my daughter. Within a couple of months, her whole family moved to a different continent! Have tried to spread the devotion as well, sharing images and prayers with women on retreats, in prayer groups, etc.

  • Chris

    Love Our Lady Undoer of Knots

  • Jean Robertson

    I had not heard about this devotion…. but it is so appealing…..another “must”… Prairies, Canada

  • Sheryl Loving

    Hello all by way of the United States of America – Middletown NY to be exact.
    I am familiar with Mary Un doer of Knots as I refer to her. I became acquainted with the History of this Novena some 7 or 8 years ago. A friend a who was aware of some issues that I was facing suggested that I make a devotion to Mary un doer of Knots/and pray this powerful novena. I sought to learning more about the History to which I ordered a small personal booklet and a keepsake ring bearing the same likeness Mary un doer of Knots, to help me to remember to always turn to her, as it is her mission granted to her by her Son Jesus Christ to undo or untie the knots in our lives. I am grateful to have Mary ” imposing like an army lined up for battle”.

  • MJ Ferrari

    I did little leaflets with the Novena to Our Lady who undoes the knots and left some at the back of the Church. One woman told me that she received an answer to her prayer before she had finished it. We will not have peace until we fulfill the urgent request of Holy Mary at Fatima – the daily Rosary.

  • Marie Norman

    I heard about the novena from a friend, I pray it quite often, sometimes it works before I’ve finished.
    Thank you Blessed lady for undoing the knots in my life and some family members. I’m from Newfoundland, Canada. It’s not popular here.

  • Vivien Brohier

    I live in Malta and heard about it by chance when I came across a holy picture of our Lady undodr of knots and looked it up on Google. I have found it of great consolation and say it daily and I recommend it to others.

  • Monica

    Sorry, Dr. Marshall, but it’s not his “favourite”. His favourite is “Nuestra Señora de Luján” which is the National Argentinean Patroness. Regarding the site where some of your readers seem to be asking for, it’s: “International Fraternity of the Virgin Mary Untier of knots” ( desatadora(dot)com(dot)ar ), just click on the UK flag to see translation. This Fraternity has been officially approved by the Church and was made by an Argentinean man around 1998. The Shrine Priests in Germany have also teamed up along with the founder to keep this Fraternity running. People can send prayer petitions on a special form and they will be prayed over once a month in the special Mass celebrated in the Shrine. †PAX from a Pope Francis’ fellow citizen.

  • Romona

    I know this dovotion I live in the USA central Texas I heard about it 5 years ago when my son graduated from college he could not fine a job for 8 months my aunt told me about this novena Our Lady Undoer of Knots so I started to pray it the first 9 day nothing happen but on the second 9 by the 3rd day he was called in for a job. Last year he moved to Hawaii with no job he put applications every where he called me saying he was having a problem finding a job so I got my little book out and started the novena again for him by the end of the 9 day he had a job this novena works thank You my Lady

  • Drew

    Drew
    I discovered the devotion when doing some on line research about Our Lady in general. It is a great devotion and it really is unfailing as I have had some very miraculous things happen in my life after saying the novena for help with particular problems. I live in the Detroit Michigan Metro area.

  • Gina Tungpalan

    Hi, I’m Gina and I’m from the Philippines… I have never heard Our Lady, Undoer of Knots… but I would like to believe that its one beautiful miracle of God when I was praying to Him to help me with my problems… He drew me to an article about Our Lady in our local newspaper last Sunday. And that was how I learned about Her… This MOnday, I surfed the web and read your article… God is great! His love is greater that He shares Our Lady to be Our Mother… thank you

  • Neil

    I live in New Zealand and had not heard of this devotion until last evening . I have a particular reason for my interest in the concept of untying entwined knot. Our Blessed Mother is offering me hope.

  • Joe Conceicao

    was glad over coincidence that the first name I saw when I started to get acquainted with you was a comment by another Joe. I need Our Lady to help me a few Knots. I
    know
    she will.

  • Debbie

    I live on the twin Island of Trinidad & Tobago. I heard about the Novena Prayer of Our Lady Undoer of Knots about five years ago from a friend. I began promoting the Novena, when I purchased twelve copies, among my friends.

  • hang

    I too recently heard of this novena, I found it on YouTube 1hour long I let it play everyday while I get ready or do whatever…I am in love with this novena.

  • Darwin

    I all ready heard of this devotion… but on time when I went to confession… the priest handed me a prayer card of Our Lady, Undoer of knots and told me to have devotion to untangle the “knots” in my life… since then I have devotion to her…

  • lily

    Just found out about this devotion today when my daughter returned from holiday in Rome.

    • Leemo

      hi all, I heard of this beautiful sacred name OUR LADY UNTIER OF KNOTS just last Sunday from one of the Monastery Mother that I affiliate with at the Tyburn Monastery in Bombay New Zealand. I was struggling to find answers for my daughter who is in deep trouble with her relationships with friends, and that I could not handle. The night I came back, I searched the net and found a beautiful image and devotion to our Lady the undoer of knots. I played the whole devotion and meditate on its meaning and intention for my daughter, played some gospel music all night while sleeping infront of our Lady Fatima in my living room, for the whole week I couldn’t get rid of my headaches and pains and worries, but this was the very first morning I woke up early around five am full of energy, no more pain, no more headache up till now I feel our Lady is untying those knots from my daughter. My daughter accepts all the advice I’m giving her, and she is also seeking help through counseling. I believe in this devotion and our Lady and her love for us all….AMEN…THANK YOU OUR DEAR LADY, MOTHER OF GOD, BLESS YOUR NAME FOREVER…I’m Leemo from Auckland New Zealand, my email is leemo.ebiz@gmail.com and I would love to know where I can get the image and rosary of our Lady the undoer of knots..thank you and God bless..

  • Christelle Anaba

    I know the novena, it was given to me by my mom in cameroon my motherland. I live in Italy now and honestly i don’t know if the novena is famous or not but back home it is.

  • Catalina

    I first saw the image of this devotion in the Botanica Yemaya in Chicago and immediately brought the statue and candles.I loved how it shows Our Lady freeing us in ways we can’t even imagine, if we relax and trust her. This beautiful devotion is promoted at the gift shop of St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans, where I now live.

  • Francis Aubrey Scott

    The Bible’s Viewpoint

    Should You Pray to the Virgin Mary?

    MARY is a familiar figure to most people who know anything about Christianity. The Scriptures relate that Almighty God particularly blessed this young woman by choosing her to be the mother of Jesus. Jesus’ birth was unique in that Mary was a virgin when she conceived him. Certain churches of Christendom have long reserved a special veneration for Mary. In 431 C.E., the Council of Ephesus proclaimed her “Mother of God,” and today many people are taught to pray to her.

    Sincere worshippers know that they must address their prayers to the right person. What does the Bible teach in this regard? Should Christians pray to the Virgin Mary?

    “Teach Us How to Pray”

    The Gospel account of Luke records that one of Jesus’ disciples requested of him: “Lord, teach us how to pray.” In response, Jesus began: “Whenever you pray, say, ‘Father, let your name be sanctified.’” During his Sermon on the Mount, Jesus likewise instructed his followers to pray: “Our Father in the heavens, let your name be sanctified.”—Luke 11:1, 2; Matthew 6:9.

    The first thing we learn, then, is that prayer, or worshipful address, should be directed to Jesus’ Father, who is Jehovah. Nowhere does the Bible authorize us to pray to anyone else. This is appropriate since, as Moses was told when he received the Ten Commandments, Jehovah is “a God exacting exclusive devotion.”—Exodus 20:5.

    What About the Rosary?

    Many who pray to Mary have been taught that blessings can be gained by the repetition of set formulas—prayers such as the Hail Mary, Our Father, and others. For Catholics, “the most widespread form of Marian devotion [that is, devotion to Mary] is without doubt the rosary,” says the book Symbols of Catholicism. The rosary is a religious exercise in honor of the Virgin Mary. The term also refers to the string of beads used to count prayers. “Five sets of ten beads, separated by an individual bead,” explains the same book, “are an invitation to fifty recitations of ‘Hail Mary’, five of ‘Our Father’, and five of ‘Glory be to the Father.’” Does God listen with favor to the devout recitation of the rosary?

    Again, the instructions that Jesus gave to his disciples provide us with an authoritative answer. “When praying, do not say the same things over and over again, just as the people of the nations do,” he said, “for they imagine they will get a hearing for their use of many words.” (Matthew 6:7) So Jesus specifically told his followers to avoid repeating set formulas in their prayers.

    ‘But didn’t Jesus teach his disciples to repeat the Our Father, which is part of the rosary?’ someone may ask. It is to be acknowledged that Jesus provided a model prayer, which has come to be known as the Our Father, or the Lord’s Prayer. We should note, however, that he did so immediately after giving the above warning against saying “the same things over and over again.” That Jesus did not intend for the model prayer to be repeated by rote is also evident from differences in his expressions in the two recorded instances in which he taught his disciples to pray. (Matthew 6:9-15; Luke 11:2-4) The ideas Jesus expressed on those occasions were similar, but his words were not the same. This leads us to the conclusion that Jesus was simply providing models or examples of how his followers can pray and of what they can appropriately pray for. Most important, his words indicated who should be the recipient of prayer.

    Respect for Mary

    The fact that the Scriptures do not teach Christians to pray to Mary in no way implies a lack of respect for the role she played in the outworking of God’s purposes. The blessings that come through her Son will be to the eternal benefit of all obedient mankind. “All generations will pronounce me happy,” Mary herself stated. And her cousin Elizabeth said that Mary was “blessed . . . among women.” Indeed, she was. It was a wonderful privilege for Mary to be chosen to bear the Messiah.—Luke 1:42, 48, 49.

    However, Mary is not the only woman whom the Scriptures call blessed. Because of the actions that Jael took for the benefit of the ancient nation of Israel, she too was said to have been “most blessed among women.” (Judges 5:24) Faithful Jael, Mary, and many other godly women mentioned in the Bible are certainly worthy of our imitation—but not of our veneration.

    Mary was a faithful follower of Jesus. She was present on various occasions during his earthly ministry and also at his death. After Jesus’ resurrection she was “persisting in prayer” with Jesus’ brothers. This gives us reason to believe that along with them she too was anointed with holy spirit at Pentecost 33 C.E. and thus shared the hope of being part of the bride class that will reign in heaven with Christ.—Matthew 19:28; Acts 1:14; 2:1-4; Revelation 21:2, 9.

    None of this, though, authorizes us to pray to Mary. Heartfelt prayer is an essential part of worship, and Christians are encouraged to “persevere in prayer.” (Romans 12:12) However, all such worshipful devotion should be directed to Jehovah alone, through Jesus Christ.—Matthew 4:10; 1 Timothy 2:5.

  • Patrick Mbejere

    I live in Malawi Central Africa. I came to know it through catholic prayers on the net

  • Joyce Danovi

    I had not heard of this devotion–while in Rome last year at one of the churches I picked up this booklet just to see what it was about! While in Naples after that a young man grabbed my necklace with my crucifix and two metals (St Anthony & St. Bernadette) I decided to do the novena for him. It brought me great peace, and I pray for him almost daily. I hope God and or Mary have spoken to him to change his ways. I have done the novena several time since, all for that young man.
    My bible study group decided for May to each pick a Mary name to talk about at the next meeting so of course I picked Mary undoer of Knots! I live in Georgia (USA)
    Joyce

  • Joe Camilleri

    I am Joe Camilleri. I live in Malta, yes I heard of MARY UNDOER OF KNOTS on a radio station called RADIO MARIA. I was never attracted to this programme but from now on I will listen to learn more about this matter.
    Thank you for the information.

  • Tia Ramsay

    I need the prayer book to Mary undoer of knots. I leave in New Zealand, I was told about Our Lady undoer of knots from my friend.

  • Mariaminda Fuentes

    I started this today to pray this novena but long ago iam still 5 years old I learn to say the rosary until now iam already 61 yrs.problems,trials,sufferings,persecutions,all untied it by this prayers of rosary,I just applied this novena together with my rosary now,because iam saying this for convertion of whole mankind into one catholic doctrines,sacraments and values.thank you I accepted this prayer as my daily bread”.God Bless Us All

  • Michael

    This title of Our Lady is very meaningful to me personally. She is the source of Grace for anyone overwhelmed by weakness, beset by failure and bound up inside to the point of despair. There is no hopeless case, no knot too big that she cannot untie. Any ground we have lost to the enemy through sin is immediately reclaimed through Grace with the help of Our Lady, Undoer of Knots.

  • Benedicta

    Benedicta
    I live in Cameroon : I heard about it from a late friend four or five years ago. She gave me her booklet to use for some days. It has helped me because my prayer intentions have been granted

  • Adelaida Villegas

    I saw her image in Augsburg in 2008 when we, a Christian Life Community from the Phil., visited our German friends. I had a stampita with the prayer in German. Then downloaded one written in English. It’s only now when Pope Francis mentioned a devotion to it that I became interested.

  • Ruben

    My grandmother would pray the rosary every day, and would devote one of her days to the untier of knots. She is of Mexican heritage, born in 1927, Ures, Sonora, a town in the northern state of Mexico

  • Catherine Ahaisibwe

    I live in Uganda East Africa and I have recently heard of the undoer of knots devotion with personal experiences in the few couple of months that I so much have desired to own a ring of this devotion and here I have found one today.

  • Norma

    No but I find much comfort we all carry some kind of knot with us .Prayer top the Blessed Mother to help us untie our knots

  • Douglas Barde-MacNamara

    I am a non-affiliated Christian person & was reading an article in Time magazine about Archbishop Chaput, of Philadelphia, and his upcoming meeting with Pope Francis, and Mary “Undoer of Knots” was mentioned.
    So I went on the web to see it and read the interpretations of it.
    It was very inspiring & informative to this layman.

  • Johanna

    This Novena was shared to us two years ago but we (mom n I) did not consider it then. I had come across this novena again while browsing for prayers and what a wonderful miracle has worked for us. We lost my brother recently and due to that loss we made a very poor decision and got entangled in an abusive life threatening marriage. My Mother Mary was not only kind enough to untangle me from it but also helped me to come to peace with it. This novena is miraculous. I am from Chennai, India and wish to translate the novena.

  • Shaunet Olsson

    I am an American living in Sweden, I first heard of Our Lady Undoer of Knots just now while watching Pope Francis’ amazing journey in the US, where he stopped at the shrine in Philidelphia.

  • kathy

    I am in Columbus, Ohio where I have been telling people about this wonderful devotion. My dear friend from North Carolina sent it to me and it has already been an answer to many prayers.