September 28th | Mary Undoer of Knots
German Nobleman Wolfgang Langenmantel and his wife, Sophie, had marital problems and were on the brink of a divorce. Wolfgang was very distraught, and went to Jesuit priest Fr. Jakob Rem for counseling.
The two prayed together to the Blessed Virgin Mary for Wolfgang’s marriage each time they met.
While meeting for the last time on Sept. 28th, 1615, Wolfgang provided Fr. Rem with his wedding ribbon, which was used during his wedding ceremony to tie the couple together as a symbol of unity.
Fr. Rem then took the ribbon, lifted it up next to an image of Our Lady of the Snows, and asked Mary if she would “untie the knots” of Wolfgang’s marriage. The ribbon then loosened, completely untied, and became extremely white.
Even though precise details were not given, Wolfgang and Sophie reconciled after this happened.
(This is the primary story behind the painting, but referring to Mary as an untier of knots goes back to St. Irenaeus, in the second century.
St. Irenaeus said, “The knot of Eve’s disobedience was untied by the obedience of Mary; what the virgin Eve bound by her unbelief, the Virgin Mary loosened by her faith.”)
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DO YOU KNOW THE PATRON SAINTS FOR All 50 STATES OF AMERICA?
by George Ryan
As Catholics, we pray for the intercession of the saints and angels in Heaven, so that they may pray for us on our behalf.
We know that saints and angels are able to intercede for us because John sees in the Book of the Revelation that the saints in Heaven offer up to God the prayers of those on Earth.
We pray to saints of a certain patronage to ask for their special intercession. Patron saints can be venerated as the Heavenly advocate and special intercessor for many things, even states. If you want to ask for the special intercession on behalf of your state, do you know who to pray to?
“When he took it, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each of the elders held a harp and gold bowls filled with incense, which are the prayers of the holy ones.” – Revelation 5:8
The list of each state and their patron saints are below:
– Our Lady of the Gulf
– Our Lady of the Kodiak and the Islands
– Our Lady of the Highways
– Our Lady of the Holy Souls
– Our Lady of the Refuge;
Our Lady of the Wayside
– Saint Francis of Assisi;
– Notre Dame of Easton
– Our Lady of Mercy
– Our Lady of La Leche
– Immaculate Heart of Mary
– Mary, Star of the Sea;
Our Lady, Queen of Peace
– Our Lady of Limerick
– Our Lady of the Universe
– Our Lady of Providence
– Mary of Nazareth
– Mary, Queen of Angels
– Mother of God
– Our Lady of Prompt Succor
– Our Lady of Peace
– Our Lady of the Assumption
– Our Lady of the Incarnation
– Our Lady, Gate of Heaven
– Our Lady, Mother of the Church
– Our Lady of the Sorrows
– Our Lady of Calvary
– Our Lady of the Pines
– Our Lady of the Presentation
– Our Lady of Las Vegas
– Our Lady of Perpetual Help
– Our Lady of Fatima
– Our Lady of Guadalupe
– Our Lady, Help of Christians
– Our Lady of the Holy Rosary
– Mary, Queen of Peace
– Our Lady of Consolation
– Our Lady, Queen of all Saints
– Our Lady of the Woods
– Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal
– Our Lady of Mount Carmel
– Mary the Virgin Mother
– Our Lady of the Prairie
– Our Lady of Lourdes
– Our Lady of the Annunication
– Our Lady of the Snows
– Our Lady of Grace
– Our Lady, Queen of the Apostles
– Our Lady of Good Help
– Our Lady of Victory
– Our Lady of the Americas
– Our Lady of the Valley
Juliana Larsen is the author of the Catholic Doula Blog.