Mary Who Unties Knots


Mary Who Unties Knots

The Office for Safeguarding and Professional Standards (Chancery) places a special devotion to the blessed Mother under the title “Mary Who Unties Knots”.

We present our difficulties, our knots to her, especially the ones which affect the Christian life of our family – Pope Francis

Sometimes we cannot unravel our own knots, or our own pain without help. Mary Who Unties Knots is there for us.

Mary has been invoked under the title of ‘Mary Who Unties Knots”. Her feast is celebrated on 8 December, which is also the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.






Holy Mary, full of the presence of God during your life you accepted with great humility the Holy Will of the Father and the legacy of your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ. Evil never dared to entangle you with its confusion.

Since then you have interceded for all of our difficulties. With all simplicity and patience you have given us examples on how to untangle the knots in our complicated lives. By being our Mother forever, you arrange and make clear the path that unites the knots that upset our lives. We ask you to receive in your hands (mention who or prayer request) and deliver us from the chains and confusions that have us restrained.

Blessed Virgin Mary, through your grace, your intercession, and by your example, deliver us from uniting with God, so that once free of every confusion and error, we may find Him in all things, have Him in our hearts and serve Him always in our brothers and sisters. Amen


The devotion of the Blessed Mother under the title “Mary Who Unties Knots”(sometimes known as “Mary Undoer of Knots”) is based on a painting that was commissioned as an offering of thanksgiving for a favour received. This painting can still be seen at the Church of Sankt Peter and Perlach in Augsburg, Germany.

Catholic Diocese of
Broken Bay

Building 2, 423 Pennant Hills Road
Pennant Hills NSW 2120

PO Box 340
Pennant Hills NSW 1715

Phone 02 9847 0000
Fax 02 9847 0001

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