This beautiful and sacred image by Catholic master painter Johann Schmidtner was inspired by a real German family's story of marital disunity, struggle, intercession, and powerful reconciliation. Discovered and then expanded into a Marian devotion in the 1980's by then-Father Jorge Mario Bergoglio, "Mary, Undoer of Knots" is a favorite devotion of Pope Francis, and continues to spread throughout the world due to his influence. This masterpiece of religious art reflects the baroque style prevalent in Germany in 1700. Mary is depicted loosening the knots of Eve's disobedience with her own obedience. The serpent at her feet represents the Devil who is knotted while her foot rests on his head. The antique colors are rich and subtle. "Mary, Undoer of Knots," a once obscure, 300 year-old painting that has become the fastest growing Marian devotion in the world today can be yours as a prayer card.
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