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Mary, Undoer of Knots

by Johann Melchior Georg
Schmittdneris 1700c.

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Mary, Undoer of Knots
ROSARY CENTERS
(reverse: 'Pray for Us')
 reflect date of original painting. Items below restored and redesigned by Rosary Workshop
'WREATH I'
Bavaria /  1700s  - restored

RC.MK.01 - (1.25 in)
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'WEDDING RIBBON'
Bavaria / 1700s - restored

RC.MK.O2 - (1.25 in) 
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'WREATH II' 
Bavaria / 1700s - restored

RC.MK.03 - (1.25 in)
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 'FILIGREE' 
Bavaria / 1700s  - restored

RC.MK.04 - (1.25 in)
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'KNOTTED CORD''
Bavaria / 1700s - restored

RC.MK.05 - (1.5 in)
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'PRAY FOR US'
Bavaria / 1700s

RC.MK.06 - (1 in)
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Mary, Undoer of Knots
MORE RELIGIOUS MEDALS / CENTERS
(reverse: 'Pray for Us')
reflect date of original painting. Items below restored and redesigned by Rosary Workshop
'WREATH I' 
Bavaria / 1700s - restored

M.MK.01 - (1.25 in)
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'PRAY FOR US'
Bavaria / 1700s

M.MK.06 -  (1 in)
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'KNOTTED CORD'
Bavaria / 1700s - restored

M.MK.05 - (1.5 in)
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MOTHER OF GOD
'MATER de DIOS"
( REVERSE:  MADRE NUESTRA (Our Mother, protection)
Mary's hands untyin our knots - The new Eve)
MEDAL
MOTHER of GOD / HANDS
 Latin America / na

 EMK.1246 - (1.5 in)
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CENTER
MOTHER of GOD / HANDS
 Latin America / na

 ERC.MK.1249 - (1.5 in)
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 'Our Lady Who Unties Knots'
'N.S.DESATANUDOS
( Latin America from 1700s  painting in Germany)
REVERSE: "ruega por nosotros" (pray for us)

'N.S.DESATANUDOS 
Our Lady of Knots - Germany

 EMK.1236 - (1.5 in) 
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 <N.S.DESATANUDOS> 

 OBVERSE IMAGERY 
'N.S.DESATANUDOS 
Our Lady of Knots - Germany

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HISTORY
THE NEW ADAM / EVE
Over time, Our Lady has appeared under different names (Lourdes, Fatima, Guadalupe) with messages and warnings that are often addressed to current events that have or are about to happen - this is a matter of history. But knowing her as the "undoer of knots" has an eternal flavor for all times and speaks to our personal daily lives more clearly.  We all have knots (sins). She is the undoer of knots, the untier of knots through her son Jesus. remember:
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 A Virgin Listens to the Serpent
A Virgin Listen to the Angel
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Eve Gives Birth to Sin & Death
New Eve Gives Birth to Grace & Salvation
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Eve & Adam Together Cause the Fall
New Eve and New Adam Together Cause Salvation
by Johann Melchior Georg
(see more at St Peters List)


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POPE FRANCIS SAYS IT BEST:

WHILE A STUDENT IN GERMANY 
 While a student in the 1980s, Pope Francis visited the church of St. Peter Perlach Church  (Augsburg Bavaria Germany).   He was so deeply touched by this ancient devotion, that he brought its history back to Argentina where it grew in popularity with the people. Now, we are made more aware of its history thanks again to Pope Francis. 

INSCRIBED PRAYER
Over the years, Cardinal Bergoglio, (now Pope Francis),  would include a holy card of Mary, Undoer of Knots in his correspondence. Inscribed on the beck  was the following prayer: 
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   “May evil never ensnare you in its chaotic web…May you [Mary] act as an example of how to unravel the knots in our lives and help us through difficult times with simplicity and patience, through the intercession of Your Son.” 

AND POPE FRANCIS REMINDS US 
“All of us have knots in our hearts, failings and all of us go through difficult times. Our good Lord, who bestows grace on all His children, wants us to have faith in Her; he wants us to entrust the knots of our woes to her, the knots of our miseries that prevent us from reaching God, so that She can untie them and bring us closer to His son Jesus. This is the meaning of the icon.” 
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 Mary, Undoer of Knots
by Johann Melchior Georg
Schmittdneris and is dated 1700.
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STORY OF THE PAINTING
 In the 1600s it was customary for the bridesmaid to tie the hands of the bride and groom with a wedding ribbon. Once in Germany, not far from Augsburg, a marriage was breaking up.  A series of prayers were said to Our lady of the Snows by Wolfgang, the groom and Father Rem, a Jesuit priest. 

UNTIED THE KNOTS 
Father Rem took the wedding ribbon and one by one untied its knots, straightened out the ribbon and it turned pure white. The couple did not divorce, stayed together for life.  Years later in thanksgiving to our Lady,  his grandson priest commissioned the artist for the family (1700).    Today these knots are the problems and struggles we all face daily.  Not only in marriage but all the knots (sins)  in our lives that separate us from our Father God. 
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THE STORY 
TOLD IN SYMBOLS
"The painting depicts the Virgin Mary untying knots while treading on the head of a snake, which represents the devil. Her crushing of the serpent represents the prophecy in Genesis 3.15 that "[thy seed] shall bruise the serpent's head". Below the figure of Mary is a representation of the Archangel Raphael with Tobias based on an incident found in the Book of Tobit in which the pair travel together to Sarah so that Tobias can ask for her hand in marriage". (See Wikipedia) 

(new adam and new eve)
FIRST CENTURY ROOTS
The tradition of Our Lady, Undoer of Knots is believed to date back to the time of St Paul.  Here we also learn about original sin and the New Adam and the New Eve from his teachings and lettters in the New Testament:. 
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(1 Cor 15:22, 45) 
CHRIST THE FIRSTFRUITS 
20  But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. 21 For since death came through a human being, the resurrection of the dead came also through a human being. 22 For just as in Adam all die, so too in Christ shall all be brought to life ------ 45 So, too, it is written, “The first man, Adam, became a living being,” the last Adam a life-giving spirit. 
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(Romans  5:12) 
HUMANITY'S SIN THROUGH ADAM
12 Therefore, just as through one person sin entered the world, and through sin, death, and thus death came to all, inasmuch as all sinned — 
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(Romans  5:19-21)
GRACE OVERFLOWED EVEN MORE
19 For just as through the disobedience of one person the many were made sinners, so through the obedience of one the many will be made righteous.  20 The law entered in so that transgression might increase but, where sin increased, grace overflowed all the more,  21  so that, as sin reigned in death, grace also might reign through justification for eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. 
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(120 - 200 ad)
ST IRENAEUS CONTINUES:
"AND SO THE KNOT OF EVE'S DISOBEDIENCE"
St Irenaeus continued this scripture and extended word of mouth, time honored tradition by noting: 
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"And so the knot of Eve's disobedience received its unloosing through the obedience of Mary;  for what Eve a virgin, bound by incredulity,  Mary, a virgin, unloosed by faith."

HISTORICAL TIMELINE 
(from website of St. Peter am Perlach Church) 
By 1700, the Augsburg patrician Jerome Ambrose Long Coat (Canons of St. Peter 1666-1709) founded the famous picture of "Mary Knots". Mary, the nodes of a long tape expectorant, also crushes the serpent's head at her feet. 

The crushing of the serpent refers to the fact that Mary is exempt from the outset and by special grace from all stain of original sin. It presents itself as "Immaculate conceptio" (Mary as the Immaculate). As described in the Revelation of John, Mary stands before us clothed with the sun as the Apocalyptic woman, the moon under her feet and a crown of 12 stars on her head. The dove is a reference to Mary as the Bride of the Holy Spirit. The painting is the painter Johann Georg Melchior Smithson (1625-after 1707) attributed. (translated from German to English)


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