I have never felt comfortable with Our Lady Undoer of Knots, mainly because I lived near a Order of Franciscan Sisters once and they use to have New Age Prayer groups where everyone had to join in a circle and hold this cord together - CREEPY!
It is also suspect because - First - it is promoted by the Pope who is leading us astray with the Pachamama!! Second - Knots are used in magic spells and in new age religions. Third - It was not a divine revelation given to us by God. Fourth - Our Lady always wears a veil and she is not here. Fifth - She does not have a Rosary but a cord used in other religions. CREEPY!
Why would we turn to this devotion when there are so many devotions of Our Lady that have been given to us with a Divine Revelation and many miracles. If anything good has come from this I think it would be suspect.
Links below on some info I found on the internet of the use of knots - tied and untied. It would make you think twice before picking up this devotion. Turn to Our Lady of Fatima and her Rosary - or Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal but be safe and leave Our Lady Undoer of Knots alone. There are too many occults out there and we need to be vigilant against them.
In today's world with so much happening in our government - OUR CHURCH - our families - it is easy to get discouraged. During this month of October, we need to pick up that rosary. If we are not praying our rosary daily - we are vulnerable to falling into a feeling of lack of trust. God seems to have abandoned us. No - we have abandoned God. Grace is always there, the Heart of Jesus is always burning with love and charity for us. It will never be extinguished!
Our Lady of Confidence is a title that maybe we all need to invoke at a time when we are lacking confidence. St. Pius X was particularly devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary under the specific title of Our Lady of Confidence; his papal encyclical Ad diem illum expresses his desire through Mary to renew all things in Christ, which he had defined as his motto in his first encyclical. St. Pius X believed that there was no surer or more direct road than by the Virgin Mary to achieve this goal.
We find an example of Mary’s teachings in the “City of God” by Mother Mary Agreda of what keeps souls from this confidence. Our Lady tells her that the Marys and the Apostles, although they were followers of Christ, they lacked certain confidence because they were not perfect in virtue and were weak in faith and that they were less constant and fervent than was due to their vocation and to the graces they had received. It is because of this that Jesus appeared at one time as a gardener, at another as a stranger and why He did not always make Himself known at first sight. They were not prepared for the immediate effects of the full knowledge and presence of their Master. In this paternal love, He therefore created in them the proper dispositions by enlightening them and enkindling them with words of eternal life before He manifested Himself to them. When their hearts had been prepared by faith and love, He made known and communicated to them the abundance of His Divinity together with other admirable gifts and graces by which they were renewed and raised above themselves. Our Lady teaches us that we must moderate our constant fears and ask for more confidence in God because these fears pass from doubt to obstinancy and to slowness of heart in giving thanks and acknowledging God’s presence. It is also important to always know that Our Lord responds tenderly and quickly with immense charity to those who are confident of His goodness and are contrite and humble of heart. He is ready to assist those who seek Him in love.
An example to contemplate these lessons is St. Peter’s contrition and humility as well as how immediately the Lord commissioned the women to tell - especially Peter - of His Resurrection and shortly after, He visited him, confirmed him in faith and filled him with joy and the gifts of grace.
As in the case of Peter, Jesus always offers us graces of repentance and conversion. We can accept or refuse them. It is for us to decide between good and evil. Jesus does not only offer us His grace, He does more: He says “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.”
Now then, if Christ and all the infinite merits of His works and sufferings and death belong to us, then how can we lose our courage or confidence in His love? By giving us His Son, the Father of Heaven gave us the plenitude of all goods.
Let us confidently, with Mary, ask for all that we need to overcome our faults and failings. Mary’s motherly Heart is closest to the Heart of Jesus. She shared in His sufferings at the foot of the cross and She understands His eagerness to forgive us. Can He refuse Her anything?
This confidence that we should have is explicitly demanded of us by our Lord. He makes it the essential condition for His benefits. May we abandon ourselves into the hands of His Providence. May we confide our concerns into the hands of Mary that She may place them in the Sacred Heart of Jesus. And, like the beloved Apostle John, who rested his head upon the breast of Jesus, may we too rest upon the Sacred Heart; and according to the words of the Psalmist, there shall we sleep in delicious peace, because, O Jesus, we shall be rooted by You in unshakable confidence.
Our Lady of Confidence - pray for us!
Jesus – I Trust In You!!
Our Lady is such a good Mother in giving us so much help during these stormy days. I myself have to be reminded not to look down at the turbulent waters at our feel but at the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. Below is the relationship of St. Louis deMontfort advise on giving ourselves to Our Lady in the end times and the Fatima message repeating the same refuge.
On Oct 13, 1917, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel identified Herself to us as Our Lady of the Holy Rosary and reaffirmed her promise to St. Dominic:
“By means of the Holy Rosary and the Scapular, I will save the world.”
Pray the Daily Rosary wear the Brown Scapular
This is the promised Triumph of Her Immaculate Heart, a promise ratified by Heaven by the miracle of the sun which is a public miracle recognized by the Church as Signum Magna and Heaven’s seal upon Our Lady’s promise.
These tremendous events did not just occur ‘out of the blue’. In retrospect, we can see a long preparation for the time when the foes of the Church would be victorious, when both “throne and altar would be overthrown” by the Jacobins:- Robspierre, Garibaldi, Lenin and Trotsky in the revolutionary command of the Masonic sects. To the challenge of the Revolution inaugurated in 1789, Our Lady has answered on behalf of the Church. Her entrance to this battle was long prepared and anticipated by the Saints of the Church.
True Devotion to Mary
In the 18th century, St. Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort (1673-1716) had given to the Church, the consecration to Jesus through Mary. This is an “interior and perfect practice” to which Saint Louis specifically invites the Church in the latter times to enter through grace. The True Devotion to Mary was revealed to the Saint by the Holy Ghost that our Lord’s desire be fulfilled.
“God wishes that His holy Mother should be at present more known, more loved, more honored than she has ever been.” This accords with the statements of the Sacred Heart messages. The peace of Christ, the King, the conversion of Russia has been entrusted to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Our Lord will only give us this victory through Our Lady, to His glory.
This desire of God pre-eminently marks the time of our Counter Revolutionary era and the Great Apostasy – a time of most critical danger for all souls. For when the ordinary means of grace which our Lord wills for His Church is being extinguished, when the power of the antichrist would be given strength over the continual sacrifice of the altar, how then do we conquer our natural tendencies to sin.
In the consecration to Jesus through Mary, St. Louis de Montfort laid the foundation stone of the devotion to the Immaculate Heart, a devotion uniquely reserved for our time and revealed at Fatima. On July 13, 1917, Our Lady of Fatima told the children: “You have seen Hell, where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God wishes to establish in the world, devotion to My Immaculate Heart” and “To those who will embrace this devotion to My Immaculate Heart, I promise salvation.”
As Sister Lucia explained to Father Fuentes (Dec. 26, 1957) “The holy Rosary and devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary are our two last recourses, and so this means there will be no others…With a certain trepidation, God offers us the final means of salvation, His Most Holy Mother.”
The Vision of the Most Holy Trinity at Tuy
Four of the Fatima prayers inspired by the Holy Ghost address the great crises of our apocalyptic times through the love of God. As Sister Lucy told Father Fuentes “Finally devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Our Most Holy Mother, consists in considering Her as the seat of mercy, of goodness and of pardon as the certain door by which we are to enter Heaven.”
“You have seen Hell where the souls of poor sinners go. In order to save them, God wishes to establish in the world, devotion to My Immaculate Heart. If what I say to you is done, many souls will be saved.” Our Lady of Fatima to Jacinta and Francisco Marto and Lucia dos Santos, July 13, 1917.
At Tuy, on June 13, 1929, the matter comes more sharply into focus.
Sr. Lucia had come to Tuy for the noviate and to receive the habit of the Dorothean Sisters. Alone on that night of June 13 for a holy hour, she had prostrated herself before the tabernacle to say the prayers of the Archangel addressed to the Most Holy Trinity, begging our Lord, present in the tabernacle for the conversion of sinners through the infinite merits of the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts. When she rose up, a supernatural light from the tabernacle suddenly illumined the whole chapel. On the altar appeared a Cross of light reaching to the ceiling.
In the bright upper arms of the Cross, she saw the face of a man who bore upon his breast a luminous dove. She saw our Lord upon the Cross and below the waist, suspended in mid-air was a Chalice and Host. From His Head, crowned with thorns, drops of Blood fell into the Chalice, also from the wound in the side. These drops ran down over the Host and fell into the Chalice. Our Lady stood to the right and under the Cross. She held in Her hand Her Immaculate Heart.
“Her Heart” according to Sr. Lucia was “without a sword or crown of roses.” Like the image of the Sacred Heart revealed to St. Margaret Mary Alocoque, “Our Lady’s Heart was crowned with thorns and with flames.” Even as the infinite merits of the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts are as one in the prayer of the Archangel, they are manifested as one in Sr. Lucia’s vision at Tuy.
This is why Devotion to the Immaculate Heart suffices for us in the time of the Great Apostacy when the ordinary means of grace are denied to so many. This why Sr. Lucia can say in the context of Devotion to the Immaculate Heart, “There is no problem, I tell you, no matter how difficult it is, that we can not resolve by the prayer of the Holy Rosary. With the Holy Rosary, we will save ourselves. We will sanctify ourselves. We will console Our Lord and obtain the salvation of many souls.” (Dec. 26, 1957)
Bernadette Porter is a Traditional Catholic, a wife of 41 years with 6 adult home-schooled children and 5 grandchildren. A sincere devotion to Mary, the Mother of God leads me to want to share "The Church's best kept secret" - Mary!