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MARY, UNDOER of KNOTS
inspired by scripture - Jesus the new Adam, Mary the new Eve


"LIFE GIVING MERCY"
RMK.21310 - 'Life Giving Mercy'
RMK,21310  -  (pricing)
"UNLOOSED BY FAITH   II"
RMK.21320 - 'Unloosed By Faith'
RMK.21320 (pricing)
" RIBBONS OF GRACE"  
RMK.21360 - 'Heavenly Ribbons'
RMK.21360 (pricing)
"ABOUNDING GRACE"
RMK.21340 -'Abounding Grace'
RMK.21340 (pricing)
"OBEDIENCE of MARY"
RMK.21330,31 - 'Obedience of  Mary'
RMK21331 (pricing)
"FIRST FRUITS - (JESU)"
RMK.21350 - First Fruits (Jesu)' - wedding
RMK21350 (pricing)
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FIRST CENTURY 
RMK - MARY of KNOTS SERIES
Where in scripture DOES it say anything about Mary untying knots? Our Lady, Undoer of Knots  is rooted in the first century teachings of Paul, tying in with     original sin, the New Adam and New Eve. Read on ...
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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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 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
 (see more at St Peters List)

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ROSARIES
LIFE GIVING MERCY    -    UNLOOSED BY FAITH
HEAVENLY RIBBONS   -    ABOUNDING GRACE
also see these rosaries
OBEDIENCE of MARY   -   FIRST FRUITS (JESU)
and read about
1st CENTURY ROOTS   -   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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~ LIFE GIVING MERCY ~
  GODS MERCY GIVES US LIFE
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AVE BEADS: A rich faceted topaz glass with creamy inclusions from Czechoslovakia. We choose CZ beads for their clarity and high end quality withut carrying the price of crystal).  PATER BEADS: Lampwork beads are individually hand made.  Inspired, as united knots (sins forgiven) in our life free us to be who we are called to be.  Paters by: Grace Lampwork (American Bead artist) .

ALL METALS AVAILABLE INDIVIDUALLY
To see all our medals and rosary centers dedicated to Mary Undoer of Knots, go to link at bottom of page.  For all parts offered, including crucifixes and crosses - go to SUPPLIES  (top of page.) 
  LIFE GIVING MERCY
"FILIGREE" UNDOER of KNOTS CENTER
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RMK.21310.b 
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all metals are handcast from antique pieces in sterling and solid bronze
then antiqued to restore original patina
21 in
 

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~  UNLOOSED BY FAITH  ~
  WE ARE FREED FROM SIN THROUH FAITH
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PICTURE JASPER / GREYWOOD
AVE. BEADS:  10 mm greywood beads have a beauty all their own.  Greywood is often used in the crafting of weapons, shields, bows and armor.  An interesting thought as rosaries are weapons of spiritual warfare. PATER BEADS: oval 'Picture Jasper' stones - each one formed in the depths of the earth by the word of God eons ago.  As man mines, cuts and polishes each bead to capture its singular beauty. 
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 MARY UNDOER OF KNOTS ROSARY CENTER 
Note all centers in this series are from the collection of the Rosary Workshop.  Each may be purchased individually as with all our metal parts.  They may be seen in the SUPPLIES section at top of page.
  "KNOTTED CORD" CENTER
UNLOOSED BY FAITH
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RMK.21320,.b 
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then antiqued to restore original patina
27 in
 

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~  HEAVENLY RIBBONS of GRACE  ~
 WHITE RIBBONS AND HEAVENLY LACE
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MATTE ONYX STONE  / TABULAR 'NEW CLAY'
AVE. BEADS:  a larger rosary with 10 mm  matte Onyx stone beads PATER BEADS: individually hand made tabular beads. Made of tough 'new clay' that wears better than glass. Love the little white 'ribbons' that play around heavenly lace.
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 MARY UNDOER OF KNOTS ROSARY CENTER 
Note all centers in this series are from the collection of the Rosary Workshop.  Each may be purchased individually as with all our metal parts.  They may be seen in the SUPPLIES section at top of page.
 "KNOTTED CORD" CENTER
HEAVENLY RIBBONS of GRACE
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pricing subject to change without notice
RMK.21360,.b 
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RMK.21360s 
all metals are handcast from antique pieces in sterling and solid bronze
then antiqued to restore original patina
27 in
 

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~  ABOUNDING GRACE   ~
  LIMITLESS, FOREVER GIVING
rare hand made, vintage millefiore beads, very limited. Unable to replace 
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VINTAGE MILLEFIORE BEADS
AVE BEADS:  Millefiore (thousand flowers) Made in Venice on the island of Murano by special request many years ago (1970s).  We have not seen any more like these that are so clear and well formed.   Millefiore beads are pre Christian and are the most famous of all Venetian beads. Available in cart as matte or gloss finish. 
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Here, each 7mm bead uses 3 Murillo glass rods or cane.  Each is thinly sliced and attached onto a smaller bead.  It is then held under a flame to melt the glass into a rounded shape. PATER BEADS: Vintage matte black beads from Gabblinz dated 1930s. Again, when gone, unable to replace.
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"WREATH  II"  CENTER
 MARY UNDOER OF KNOTS ROSARY CENTER 
Note all centers in this series are from the collection of the Rosary Workshop.  Each may be purchased individually as with all our metal parts.  They may be seen in the SUPPLIES section at top of page.
 ABOUNDING GRACE
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pricing subject to change without notice
RMK.21340,.b 
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all metals are handcast from antique pieces in sterling and solid bronze
then antiqued to restore original patina
23.5 in

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~ OBEDIENCE of MARY  I & II  ~
  'DO AS HE TELLS YOU'
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TWO ROSARIES - TWO COLORS
AVE BEADS: a deep topaz with variegations of color inside that show when held up to the light, mae this rosary appear to be very much alive. Faceted (fire polish) Czech beads, recently found at the MWbead show.  PATER BEADS:  Design from old pressed glass bead mold, using vintage glass cane.  Capped with filigrees.  Again, both rosaries shown, One lt blue with cream and the other, lt rose with cream.

 MARY UNDOER OF KNOTS ROSARY CENTER 
Note all centers in this series are from the collection of the Rosary Workshop.  Each may be purchased individually as with all our metal parts.  They may be seen in the SUPPLIES section at top of page.
  OBEDIENCE OF MARY
Image below is shown with Pater beads in light blue - Light rose rosary is exactly the same with exception of the color of the Pater beads.  Same rosary center, same crucifix and same Ave beads. Both available in cart.
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pricing subject to change without notice
RMK.21330,31.b 
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RMK.21330,31s 
all metals are handcast from antique pieces in sterling and solid bronze
then antiqued to restore original patina
23.5 in
 

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~  FIRST FRUITS (JESU)   ~
  BRIDE OF THE LAMB / FIRST FRUITS
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MATTE CRYSTAL  / CRYSTAL INCLUSIONS 
AVE. BEADS:  Old matte crystal oval beads from Gablonz (Germany 1920s) perfect reminders of the garments for the wedding feast.  PATER BEADS:  Faceted crystal with lt rose inclusions, Gablonz (Germany), antiques hand made. Both rare and unable to replace.
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 MARY UNDOER OF KNOTS ROSARY CENTER 
Rosary center used on this rosary is called "Wedding Ribbons" after 18c painting of Mary Undoer of Knots. Note all centers in this series are from the collection of the Rosary Workshop.  Each may be purchased individually as with all our metal parts.  They may be seen in the SUPPLIES section at top of page.
  "WEDDING RIBBON" CENTER
FIRST FRUITS (JESU) ROSARY
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pricing subject to change without notice
RMK.21350.b 
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RMK.21350s 
all metals are handcast from antique pieces in sterling and solid bronze
then antiqued to restore original patina
25 in
 

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~ FIRST CENTURY ROOTS ~
  LETTERS of ST PAUL
Mary, undoer / untier of knots 
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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UNTIER of KNOTS
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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."
 




~ MARY of MANY NAMES ~
 MARY, KNOWN BY MANY NAMES
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WARNINGS,  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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by Johann Melchior Georg
Schmittdneris and is dated 1700
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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
 (see more at St Peters List)
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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.



 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. 



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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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 
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