Thursday, May 12, 2016

366 Project - Day 133 - "Abstract (Untier of Knots)"

May 12, 2016 - "Abstract (Untier of Knots)"

May is a month traditionally devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary within the Catholic Church. One Marian Devotion which has gained popularity in recent years, especially since the election of Pope Francis in 2013, is "Mary, Untier of Knots". Pope Francis holds a particular connection with this particular devotion, and thus the image of "Mary, Untier of Knots" has become very much associated with his Papacy.

Tomorrow we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima... and, after thirty-three days of preparation, I will be fully Consecrating myself to the Blessed Virgin Mary at Mass.

There are many knots in my life I hope to be able to "untie" in the coming years... yet even more than there are "knots", there are "tangles". These are the things I need to tackle first in an effort to get the cord of my life as usable as possible. My hope is that I will be able to do so through the Grace and Intercession of Our Lady.

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The Memorare

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known, that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession, was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.

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