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THE UNFAILING NOVENA TO OUR LADY UNDOER OF KNOTS with Fr. Benjamin Igbinovia.

Begin. 19th of September

End. 27th of September

Feast day 28th of September

DAY 3

Bible reading:

« Mary said, “ Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord.  May it be done to me according to your word. “Then the Angel departed from her.” » ( Luke 1, 38 )

Brief Reflection:

The Virgin Mary meekly undergoes the designs of God, alt-hough with certain reservations. “.. How can this be if I do not know man?…she accepts, with some concerns. How many doubts will we have when we have moved away from God, and in our mistakes, we have knitted a useless cobweb of knots. Let us give our griefs to the council of Mary.

Day 3.

On  the third day of the Novena to Mary,  Undoer of Knots, we acknowledge that the knots in our life are often self made, even when they appear to be caused by others. Our actions provoke others, who provoke us, which leads us to anger and resentment against those we have provoked. The very description of the circumstances sounds like the tying of a knot!

DAILY PRAYER

1. Make the sign of the cross.

In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,  Amen.

2. Say the Act of Contrition.

Oh my God I am heartily sorry for having offended you. I detest all my sins because I dread the loss of Heaven and the pain of Hell. But most of all, because I offended you, oh my God,  who are all good and deserving of all my love. I  firmly resolve,  with the help of your grace, to confess my sins, to do penance,  and to amend my life. Amen

3. Pray the first 3 decades of the Rosary

SORROWFUL MYSTERY (Tuesday)

I. Agony of Jesus in the Garden

II. Scourging of Jesus at the Pillar

III. Crowning with Thorns

4. Pray the meditation of the day

Meditating Mother, Queen of heaven, in whose hands the treasures of the King are found, turn your merciful eyes upon me today. I entrust into your holy hands this knot in my life [mention your request here] and all the rancor and resentment it has caused in me. I ask your forgiveness,  God the Father,  for my sins. Help me now to forgive all the person who unconsciously provoked this knots. Give me also the grace to forgive myself, for having provoked thus knot. Only in this way can you undo it  before you, dearest Mother,  and in the name of your Son Jesus my Saviour,  who has suffered so many offenses, having been granted forgiveness,  I now forgive these persons( mention them) and myself, forever. Thank you Mary,  Undoer of Knots for undoing the knot of rancor in my heart and the knot which I now present to you.

Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me.

5. Say the last two 2 decades of the Rosary

IV. Carrying of the Cross

V. Crucifixion

6. Finish with the “Prayer to Our Lady the Undoer of Knots “

PRAYER TO MARY, UNDOER OF KNOTS

Virgin 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 exist in your heart, cast your compassionate eyes upon me and see the snarl of knots that exists in my life. You know very well how desperate I am, my pain, and how I am bound by these 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. [Mention your request here]

I beg you to undo it for the glory of God, once 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!

Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me.

Amen.

May Almighty God bless you in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,  Amen.

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OUR LADY OF SEVEN SORROWS
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The Catholic Church twice commemorates the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

First on the Friday in the Passion Week, that is one week before Good Friday.

Second on the feast of the Seven Sorrows of our Lady, which is celebrated today. (15 September)

Why is this so⁉️
To understand this double liturgy, we must know that Mary is also the Mother of the Catholic Church, the Mystical Body of Jesus Christ.

In 1233, seven young men in Tuscany, Italy founded the Servite Order (“Order of the Servants of Mary”). Five years later, the Servites took up the Seven Sorrows of Mary, as the principal devotion of their Order.

The first feast, of Our Lady of Sorrows was instituted by a provincial synod of Cologne, Germany in 1413, as a response to the Protestant Hussites, who had put the sword gashes on the face of the image of the Polish Madonna of Our Lady of Czestochowa.

The feast later spread to several other countries, and was extended to the whole Church in 1727 by Pope Benedict XIII, who assigned it to the Friday in Passion Week, one week before Good Friday.

The second feast, that is today’s feast, was first granted to the Servite Order in 1668, and this feast was extended to the Universal Church by Pope Pius VII, after his return from the imprisonment and exile by Napoleon Bonaparte , which had lasted from 1809 to 1814. The feast was instituted in remembrance of the Captivity of the Catholic Church in the person of the Vicar of Christ.

On perusing the register of the apostolic decrees concerning sacred rites, the reader is astonished to find a long and unusual interruption lasting from March 20, 1809 to September 18, 1814, at which latter date is entered the decree instituting, on the Sunday following the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, a second Commemoration of Our Lady’s Sorrows.

1809 -1814, five sorrowful years, during which the government of Christendom was suspended; years of blood which beheld the Man-God agonizing once more in the person of His Vicar, suffering in the captive of Napoleon Bonaparte. But the Mother of Sorrows was still standing beneath the Cross, offering to God the Church’s sufferings; and when the trial was over, Pope Pius VII, knowing well whence the mercy had come, dedicated this day to Mary as a fresh memorial of the day of Calvary.

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Today’s feast was originally assigned to the third Sunday in September. Later in 1913, Pope St. Pius X, moved the feast to September 15, the day after the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, which is also the octave day of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, thus emphasizing the fact that Her Sorrows were life-long.

The first Feast, that of Friday in the Passion Week, one week before Good Friday, honors mainly Mary’s compassion on Calvary, and has a distinct origin from today’s Feast, which honors Her lifelong Sorrows.

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THE SEVEN SORROWS OF OUR LADY

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The Prophecy of Simeon.

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The Flight Into Egypt.

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The Loss of Child Jesus in the Temple.

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The Meeting of Jesus Carrying the Cross.

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The Crucifixion of Jesus.

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The removing of the Dead Body of Jesus from the Cross.

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The Burial of Jesus.

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Our Lady directly revealed to Saint Bridget of Sweden, the amazing graces granted by her Son for all those who daily pray seven Hail Mary’s while meditating on her seven sorrows and tears:

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  1. “I will grant peace to their families.”
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  2. “They will be enlightened about the Divine Mysteries.”
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  3. “I will console them in their pains and I will accompany them in their work.”
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  4. “I will give them as much as they ask for as long as it does not oppose the adorable will of my Divine Son or the sanctification of their souls.”
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  5. “I will defend them in their spiritual battles with the infernal enemy and I will protect them at every instant of their lives.”
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  6. “I will visibly help them at the moment of their death—they will see the face of their mother.”
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  7. “I have obtained this grace from my divine Son, that those who propagate this devotion to my tears and dolors will be taken directly from this earthly life to eternal happiness, since all their sins will be forgiven and my Son will be their eternal consolation and joy.”

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St. Alphonsus Liguori testifies to complementary revelations given by Our Lord to St. Elizabeth of Hungary (1207-1231) where He further promises four special graces to those dedicated to the sufferings of the co-redeeming Mother:

  1. That those who before death invoke the Blessed Mother in the name of her Sorrows, should obtain true repentance of all their sins.
  2. That He would protect in their tribulations all who remember this devotion, and that He would protect them especially at the hour of death.
  3. That He would impress upon their minds the remembrance of His Passion, and that they should have their reward for it in Heaven.
  4. That He would commit such devout clients to the hands of Mary, so that she might obtain for these souls all the graces she wanted to lavish upon them.


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