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rosary workshop - C.RMK. SERIES
 UNDOER of KNOTS CHAPLETS
inspired by scripture - Jesus the new Adam, Mary the new Eve
our Lady,Undoer of Knots series


'FORGIVENESS I
LADY of KNOTS I
FORGIVENESS II
FORGIVENESS III


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FIRST CENTURY ROOTS
 RMK: MARY KNOTS SERIES
From the letters of St. Paul we begin to hear about the first and last Adam - then carried forth by St. Irenaeus who writes  about the 'knots of Eve's disobedience'. 
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Mary, 
Undoer of Knots
by Johann Melchior Georg
Schmittdneris and is dated 1700.
(new adam and new eve)
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0.K. - EXACTLY WHERE IN
SCRIPTURE DOES IT SAY - THAT?
Where in scripture DOES it say anything about Mary untying knots? We are learning that the tradition of Our Lady, Undoer of Knots  is rooted in the first century teachings and writing / letters of St. Paul in the New Testament.  Here we also learn about original sin and the New Adam and the New Eve.
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I CORINTHIANS 15:20, 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:
St. Irenaeus continued this New Testament scripture and 
extended this word of mouth, and time honored tradition by noting:
"AND SO THE KNOT OF EVE'S DISOBEDIENCE ... "
 "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."

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STORY OF THE PAINTING
Pope Francis says it best - how he discovered the painting
and what he did with the devotion 
DISCOVERY OF PAINTING   -   SYMBOLISM
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~ VISITS of MARY ~
 MARY IS KNOWN BY MANY NAMES
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WARNING RE EVENTS ABOUT TO HAPPEN
Over time, Our Lady has appeared under different names (Lourdes, Fatima, Guadalupe) with messages and warnings that are usually addressed to current world events that are about to happen if we do not change our ways. These world events (WWI, WWII, etc) are a matter of history. 
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 12 YEARS TO THE DAY
See Mary's warning to repent 12 years to the day before the great Chicago / Peshtigo fire in 1871. This visitation in the state of Wisconsin is now called 'worthy of belief' by the Vatican. She called herself 'The Lady of Good Help'. It is the first approved Marian apparition here in the United States. (Links at bottom of page.)
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Untier of Knots
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OUR PERSONAL LIVES - EACH OF US
But knowing her as the "Our Lady Undoer of Knots" has a personal message for all times and clearly speaks to each of us and our daily lives.  We all have knots (sins). She - as intercessor - 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 Listens 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: Bring the Fall
New Eve & New Adam Together: Bring Salvation

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BELOW SEE HOW WE WERE INSPIRED B THESE POWERFUL WORDS. 
Each bead strung and prayed affirms our love along with yours as you pray.




~ 'FORGIVENESS I, II ' CHAPLETS ~
ABOUT THE MEDALS
The rosary workshop has designed several medals and rosary centers with the theme of  Mary Undoer of Knots.  Because of the Holy Father, Pope Francis' interest in this devotion we are made more aware of it. You may read more along with several other links at bottom of this page.  We hope you are as inspired as we are with this devotion that brings forth more awareness of the New Adam and the New Eve.   See SUPPLIES link at bottom of page to see full collection.
   OUR LADY UNDOER OF KNOTS SERIES
"FORGIVENESS 1"

AVE: double ivory / white variegated - old vintage (1920s) German handpressed glass beads. PATER PRAYER said on MEDAL: 'Mother of God' (7 in)
C.RMK.21301
"LADY of KNOTS"

AVE: soft spring green beads each individually hand made by Willie Wilhelm (Germany 1950s)  PATER BEAD: Handmade lampwork  MEDAL: 'undoer of Knots' (7 in)
 C.RMK.21300
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MEDALS AVAILABLE INDIVIDUALLY
All metals are handcast from antique pieces in sterling and solid bronz, then antiqued to restore old, original patina. See SUPPLIES for whole line. Pricing subject to change without notice.
  MORE  OUR LADY, UNDOER OF KNOTS
"FORGIVENESS II"

AVE: variegated moss / blue swirl - old  (pre WWII - German pressed glass beads)   PATER:  prayer said on Mary, Undoer of Knots medal, 'Mother of God' (7 in)
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C.RMK.21302  
"FORGIVENESS III"

AVE: natural seed from 'bodhi' tree - (ancient prayer seed). PATER: Prayer said on Mary Undoer of Knots medal, "Knotted Cord Medal" See below: (7 in)
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C.RMK.21303
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ALSO SEE 
"HEART OF THE MOTHER VIII"
Turquoise stone hearts hold the medal
"Knotted Cord" from the Mary Undoer of Knots collection. 
Also available with a cross in the CHAPLETS page.
HEART  OF THE MOTHER VIII
CMK.51311 VIII  - Turquoise / undoer of knots
CMK.51311
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MEDALS AVAILABLE INDIVIDUALLY
All metals are handcast from antique pieces in sterling and solid bronz, then antiqued to restore old, original patina. See SUPPLIES for whole line. Pricing subject to change without notice.

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~ ROSARY NECKLACE ~ 
 WEAR YOUR ROSARY
(and enjoy the 'Mary Undoer of Knots Medal)
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A WONDERFUL ROSARY NECKLACE
AVE BEADS: flat 'two windiw' beads or 'table cuts' in crystal clear high end Czech glass. This is a 35in loop, a full rosary to be worn. PATER BEADS: Pater beads are the same as the Ave beads on this necklace to give visual unity. In prayer, the medal of Our Lady, Undoer of Knots' is the first prayer of the rosary. 

 N.S.DESATANUDOS
(Our Lady Who Unties Knots) 
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REVERSE: 
"ruega por nosotros"
(pray for us)
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ROSARY NECKLACES
AVAILABLE IN ANY SELECTION OF BEADS
If you like this concept, please call or email (see top of page) for estimated cost using your choice of beads and medal, crucifix or cross. Also we will need necklace length.
 BEAD OPTIONS ARE ENDLESS
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pricing subject to change without notice
RMIL.21350.b 
PRICING / ORDER
RMIL.21350.s 
all metals are handcast from antique pieces in sterling and solid bronze
then antiqued to restore original patina
35 in. loop

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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. 
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Untier of Knots
 by Johann Melchior Georg
Schmittdneris and is dated 1700
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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). 
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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. 



POPE FRANCIS
WHILE A STUDENT IN GERMANY
 While a student in the 1980s, Cardinal Bergoglio, (now 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. 
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Mary, Undoer of Knots
by Johann Melchior Georg
Schmittdneris and is dated 1700.
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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.” 
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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.” 



  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) 
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Untier of Knots
 by Johann Melchior Georg
Schmittdneris and is dated 1700
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TRANSLATION OF SYMBOLISM
(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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I VISITED THE CHURCH
 BUT MISSED THE IMPORTANCE OF THE PAINTING
It is interesting to me today, that several years ago when we were in Augsburg, we visited this church and saw the painting.  A family member had read about it and wanted us to see it.  Sadly, I did not pay much attention to it as had other things on my mind I wanted to see while in the city.  I hope this does not happen to you.  Please take special care to understand the importance of this devotion in your life. 



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Our vision is to provide the finest handmade rosaries, chaplets and other fine religious art forms for personal worship we can make using the best supplies available.  The Guild believes the work of our hands should give visual Glory to God, therefore for us, the best for you is very, very important.

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OUR LADY UNDOER Of KNOTS
RMK.21310 - 'Life Giving Mercy'
RMK.21320 - 'Unloosed By Faith'
RMK.21360 - 'Heavenly Ribbons'
RMK.21340 -'Abounding Grace'
RMK.21330,31 - 'Obedience of  Mary'
RMK.21350 - First Fruits (Jesu)' - wedding

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OUR LADY OF KNOTS
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did you know that Mary warned us 
something was to happen 12 years to the day before 
if the people did not repent their ways?
GREAT CHICAGO / PESHTIGO FIRE
good links to follow and
is there any historical connection?
FILIGREE BOWS ON ROSARIES
inspiration of the rosary necklace 
LASSO ROSARIES
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