The Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots was inspired by a German baroque icon featuring the Blessed Virgin Mary, surrounded by the heavenly host and under a dove representing the Holy Spirit, undoing knots while crushing the head of the serpent under her heel.
The knot is a good representation of the results of sin in our spiritual life: As we engage habitually in sin, it becomes harder and harder to return to virtue, just as a knot that is pulled tighter and tighter becomes harder to untie. God's grace, however, offered to us through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, can undo any knot and conquer any sin.
It is necessary to mention that the origin of Mary Undoer Of Knots (Maria Knotenlöserin) is a painting by Johann Georg Melchior Schmidtner, which dates from around the year 1700. In this work of art, the author represents the Virgin Mary, who surrounds himself with angels, who in turn is protected by the light of the holy spirit, where it is denoted that his left foot steps on the head of the serpent, which represents Satan.
Although we can consider that in the beginning the creation of Our Lady Undoer Of Knots was linked only to untie the knots of the ribbon of married life, today it has become, in our Lady, knot untie of all the inconveniences that are they can present, during the long journey of life of the people and peoples of the world.
There are the problems and struggles we face for which we do not see any solution. knots of discord in your family, lack of understanding between parents and children, disrespect, violence, the knots of deep hurts between husband and wife, the absence of peace and joy at home. There are also the knots of anguish and despair of separated couples, the dissolution of the family, the knots of a drug addict son.