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A Novena for our time – Mary, Undoer of Knots October 22, 2014

Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, blogfoolery, error, foolishness, General Catholic, Glory, Grace, Interior Life, Our Lady, sanctity, silliness, Spiritual Warfare, Tradition.

And boy do we have some knots surrounding us these days!  Father Carota yesterday posted this Novena to Maryh Undoer of Knots. What are these knots?  Fr. Carota explains:

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, pornography, 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 or daughter, sick or separated from home or God, knots of alcoholism, the practice of abortion, depression, unemployment, fear, solitude…Ah, the knots of our life! How they suffocate the soul, beat us down and betray the heart’s joy and separate us from God.”

I might add knots of Synods, bishops, cardinals, and perhaps even popes.  And then there are other knots, knots between faithful souls of good conscience all struggling their best to respond in the greatest charity they are capable of to the crisis which surround, subsumes, and envelopes all in the Church.  These knots of internecine strife between those who should be supportive of one another are sad and maryknotspointless.  We would all do well to remember that none of us have all the answers.

It is a great danger to believe that one is possessed of such unique and full understanding of all these complex and difficult matters of conscience that all that disagree with “our” viewpoint are just terrible Catholics and bad people.

It is also quite amazing for some to believe they have arrived at the only unassailable “right answer” after a few months study on subjects that even the greatest minds in the history of the Church struggled with for a lifetime.

I’m not talking about those who denounce the clear error of modernists, I’m talking about the fratricidal conflict between those most faithful and devout Catholics who should be aiding and assisting each other to form a united front against perhaps the greatest threat to orthodoxy the Church has ever faced.  This is exactly the kind of behavior the modernists (and satan) love to see.  Here we have the Church facing probably the greatest existential threats in the form of militant islam and sexular paganism She has endured in 1700 years or so, and yet all some folks seem concerned about is whether group A is criticizing prelate X too harshly, group B too softly, group C doesn’t have the right relation to authority, group D has caved in too much to authority, group E has…….Blah blah blah.  Count me out!  

Now for the Novena:

heart of mary raysVirgin Mary, Mother of fair love, Mother who never refuses to come to the aid of a child in need, Mother whose hands never cease to serve your beloved children because they are moved by the divine love and immense mercy that exists in you heart, cast your compassionate eyes upon me and see the snarl of knots that exist in my life.

You know very well how desperate I am, my pain and how I am bound up by the Knots.

Mary, Mother to whom God entrusted the undoing of the knots in the lives of his children, I entrust into your hands the ribbon of my life.

No one, not even the Evil One himself, can take it away from your precious care.  In your hands there is no knot that cannot be undone.

Powerful Mother, by your grace and intercessory power with Your Son and My Liberator, Jesus, take into your hands today this knot… I beg you to undo it for the glory of god, once and for all.  You are my hope.

O my Lady, you are the only consolation God gives me, the fortification of my feeble strength, the enrichment of my destitution and with Christ the freedom from my chains.

Hear my plea

Keep me, guide me, protect me, o safe refuge.

Our Lady of the Expectation

If the radical modernists have won, it has been because the elements of orthodoxy in the Church have been too distracted, too self-interested, and too disorganized to form effective resistance.



1. cg - October 22, 2014

Reblogged this on Catholic Glasses.

2. maggycast - October 22, 2014

Beautiful. Posting this on a Yahoo Group I belong to “Encourage the Faithful”. Yes, it is time all traditionalists stand together to fight the scourge of Modernism/homoheresy/paganism/freemasonry etc. that has entered the church. FSSP, SSPX, ICK, Indult, Individual diocesan priests, and the many blogs and apostolates like CMTV, The Remnant, Catholic Family News, Harvesting the Fruit etc. must all join together to fight for Mother Church, the Bride of Christ.

God love you Tantamblogo:+)

3. TG - October 23, 2014

You’re so right. I know the modernists are wrong but sometimes I see blogs where traditionists get kind of crazy. Those of us that accept the teachings of the Catholic Church should be united and don’t worry if some women wear pants or don’t cover their head. The liberals are always more united which is why they push things through – in both politics and in the church.

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