Mary Untier of Knots

Maria KnotenlöserinOur Lady Undoer of KnotsUntier of Knots
Mary, Untier of Knots or Mary, Undoer of Knots is the name of both a Marian devotion and a Baroque painting (German: Wallfahrtsbild or Gnadenbild) which represents that devotion.wikipedia
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Pope Francis

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Pope Francis saw the image while in Germany as a student and promoted her veneration in Latin America.
In Germany, he saw the painting Mary Untier of Knots in Augsburg and brought a copy of the painting to Argentina where it has become an important Marian devotion.

Mary, mother of Jesus

Virgin MaryMaryBlessed Virgin Mary
The painting, executed in the Baroque style by Johann Georg Melchior Schmidtner (1625-1707), shows the Blessed Virgin Mary standing on the crescent moon (the usual way of depicting Mary under her title of the Immaculate Conception), surrounded by angels and with the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove hovering above her circle of stars as she unties knots into a long strip and at the same time rests her foot on the head of a "knotted" snake.
To give a few examples, Our Lady of Good Counsel, Our Lady of Navigators, and Our Lady Undoer of Knots fit this description.

Johann Georg Melchior Schmidtner

Johann Schmidtner
The painting by Johann Georg Melchior Schmidtner, of around 1700, is in the Catholic pilgrimage church of St. Peter am Perlach, otherwise known as the Perlach church, in Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany.

St. Peter am Perlach

The painting by Johann Georg Melchior Schmidtner, of around 1700, is in the Catholic pilgrimage church of St. Peter am Perlach, otherwise known as the Perlach church, in Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany.
The image and Marian devotion in St. Peter Mary Untier of Knots is also known in Latin America miraculous image of Mary Knots.

Marian devotions

Marian devotionMariandevotions
Mary, Untier of Knots or Mary, Undoer of Knots is the name of both a Marian devotion and a Baroque painting (German: Wallfahrtsbild or Gnadenbild) which represents that devotion.

San José del Talar

In Buenos Aires, a copy of the icon was made and left by the artist, Dr. Ana de Betta Berti, for the Church of San José del Talar, which has had it since 8 December 1996.
In this church is a miraculous image of Mary Untier of Knots, visited every 8th of the month by thousands of pilgrims.

Jakob Rem

The two small figures have also been interpreted as a representation of Wolfgang Langenmantel, the grandfather of the benefactor, guided in his distress by a guardian angel to Father Jakob Rem in Ingolstadt.
Rem is credited with the Marian devotion of Mary Untier of Knots.

Turamichele

* Mary Untier of Knots in Perlach church

Baroque

Baroque styleBaroque eraBaroque period
Mary, Untier of Knots or Mary, Undoer of Knots is the name of both a Marian devotion and a Baroque painting (German: Wallfahrtsbild or Gnadenbild) which represents that devotion.

German language

GermanGerman-languageGerman-speaking
Mary, Untier of Knots or Mary, Undoer of Knots is the name of both a Marian devotion and a Baroque painting (German: Wallfahrtsbild or Gnadenbild) which represents that devotion.

Catholic Church

Roman CatholicCatholicRoman Catholic Church
The painting by Johann Georg Melchior Schmidtner, of around 1700, is in the Catholic pilgrimage church of St. Peter am Perlach, otherwise known as the Perlach church, in Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany.

Pilgrimage church

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The painting by Johann Georg Melchior Schmidtner, of around 1700, is in the Catholic pilgrimage church of St. Peter am Perlach, otherwise known as the Perlach church, in Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany.

Augsburg

Augsburg, GermanyAugusta VindelicorumAugsberg
The painting by Johann Georg Melchior Schmidtner, of around 1700, is in the Catholic pilgrimage church of St. Peter am Perlach, otherwise known as the Perlach church, in Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany.

Bavaria

BayernFree State of BavariaBavarian
The painting by Johann Georg Melchior Schmidtner, of around 1700, is in the Catholic pilgrimage church of St. Peter am Perlach, otherwise known as the Perlach church, in Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany.

Immaculate Conception

Our Lady of the Immaculate ConceptionOur Lady of Immaculate ConceptionImmaculate Conception of Mary
The painting, executed in the Baroque style by Johann Georg Melchior Schmidtner (1625-1707), shows the Blessed Virgin Mary standing on the crescent moon (the usual way of depicting Mary under her title of the Immaculate Conception), surrounded by angels and with the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove hovering above her circle of stars as she unties knots into a long strip and at the same time rests her foot on the head of a "knotted" snake.

Holy Spirit in Christianity

Holy SpiritHoly GhostGod the Holy Spirit
The painting, executed in the Baroque style by Johann Georg Melchior Schmidtner (1625-1707), shows the Blessed Virgin Mary standing on the crescent moon (the usual way of depicting Mary under her title of the Immaculate Conception), surrounded by angels and with the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove hovering above her circle of stars as she unties knots into a long strip and at the same time rests her foot on the head of a "knotted" snake.

Columbidae

pigeondoveColumbiformes
The painting, executed in the Baroque style by Johann Georg Melchior Schmidtner (1625-1707), shows the Blessed Virgin Mary standing on the crescent moon (the usual way of depicting Mary under her title of the Immaculate Conception), surrounded by angels and with the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove hovering above her circle of stars as she unties knots into a long strip and at the same time rests her foot on the head of a "knotted" snake.

Circle of stars

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The painting, executed in the Baroque style by Johann Georg Melchior Schmidtner (1625-1707), shows the Blessed Virgin Mary standing on the crescent moon (the usual way of depicting Mary under her title of the Immaculate Conception), surrounded by angels and with the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove hovering above her circle of stars as she unties knots into a long strip and at the same time rests her foot on the head of a "knotted" snake.

Devil

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The serpent represents the devil, and her treatment of him fulfills the prophecy in Genesis 3:15: "I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; he shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel."

Book of Genesis

GenesisGen.The Book of Genesis
The serpent represents the devil, and her treatment of him fulfills the prophecy in Genesis 3:15: "I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; he shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel."

Tobias

Tobiahgood" or "kindTōbias
This scene is often interpreted as Tobias with his dog and the Archangel Raphael traveling to ask Sara to be his wife.

Archangel

archangelsArcangelHoly Archangels
This scene is often interpreted as Tobias with his dog and the Archangel Raphael traveling to ask Sara to be his wife.

Raphael (archangel)

RaphaelArchangel RaphaelSaint Raphael
This scene is often interpreted as Tobias with his dog and the Archangel Raphael traveling to ask Sara to be his wife.

Irenaeus

Irenaeus of LyonsSt. IrenaeusIrenæus
The concept of Mary untying knots is derived from a work by St. Irenaeus of Lyons, Adversus haereses (Against Heresies).