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Our Lady Untier Of Knots

Author : Clinton LeFort
ISBN : 1539779017
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The devotion to Our Lady Untier of Knots was originally started in Germany thru a man named Wolfgang Langenmantel (1568-1637) Because of the hardships he was facing in his own marriage he turned to recourse to a pious and holy Jesuit Confessor and director of the Ingolstadt Monastery. Wolfgang visited the monastery and over the course of several days visited the holy Confessor several times; at the end he finally resolved his marital problems. It had been known that the Holy Jesuit had himself received a visit form the Blessed Virgin Mary which he spoke of as "Mother Thrice Admirable."[1] It was customary at the time, during wedding ceremonies for the maid of honor to to join together the arms of the bride and groom with a piece of ribbon. At the time of one of the last visits to Fr. Rem, Wolfgang gave to Fr. Rem the ribbon which had joined he and his wife. Fr. Rem performed a ritual whereby he lifted up the knot and untied the knot one by one then flattened out the ribbon before Wolfgang and his bride. The ribbon had become completely white again. Wolfgang and his bride were able to keep there marriage intact and avoid divorce. Many years later the grandson of Wolfgang, a Canon of St. Peter's (1666-1709) whose name was Hieronymou Ambrosious Langenmantel commissioned a work of art to commemorate the new century and it was to honor the memory of the Langenmantel family. The painter Johann Georg Schmittdner was commissioned for the work. Schmittdner took the theme of the original "miracle" recalled of Wolfgang, Sophie and Fr. Rem. Mary was placed in the center of the "miracle" while the dove above Mary referred to Mary being the Spouse of the Holy Spirit. Mary untying the knots represented the grace that Mary obtained for the couple thru Fr. Rem, who untied the knots of our difficulties in our lives. The devotion is international in scope today because of the recent recommendation by Pope Francis who firs encountered the devotion and picture while he was a student in Germany, then brought it to Argentina. The first reference to the devotion to Mary as untied of knots is recalled by St. Irenaeus, a first century Martyr and Father of the early Church, who is recorded as meeting the Apostle John.

Our Lady Undoer Of Knots

Author : Marge Steinhage Fenelon
ISBN : 9781594716317
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Winner of a 2016 Association of Catholic Publishers 2016 Excellence in Publishing Award: Inspirational Books (Second Place). Our Lady, Undoer of Knots: A Living Novena is a unique guided meditation from veteran Catholic journalist Marge Fenelon, who has created a new devotional practice from this classic novena that is a favorite of Pope Francis. Since the seventeenth century, Catholics facing seemingly insurmountable obstacles have turned to Our Lady, Undoer of Knots through a special novena--nine days of prayer for divine intervention. Catholic columnist Marge Fenelon resurrects this ancient tradition, also known as the Unfailing Novena, by reflecting on nine sacred sites associated with Pope Francis's 2014 pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Reflecting on such holy places as Bethlehem, the Mount of Olives, and the Temple Mount, Fenelon helps readers explore the "knots" or impossible situations in their own lives in order to find peace.
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Fioretti The Little Flowers Of Pope Francis

Author : Andrea Tornielli
ISBN : 9781681491783
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Andrea Tornielli, the foremost "Vatican Insider" journalist, offers inspiring stories, incidents, encounters, and excerpts from the writings and talks of Pope Francis through his first year as Pope. These "little flowers" add up to a powerful witness by Pope Francis of "heartwarming stories of the Gospel in action", and they refl ect on various spiritual and social themes important to the Pope: mercy, forgiveness, charity, prayer, justice, the Eucharist, Our Lady, and much more. The title echoes the Little Flowers of Saint Francis, the famous collection of stories about the beloved Francis of Assisi, whose name the Pope adopted for himself. The Pope's little gestures and big ones, the minor or major choices he has made each day, his ability to meet everyone and to speak to everyone, his simple way of being himselfÑ these things have made Francis not only credible but, above all, close. The Pope is perceived by many, many people throughout the world as "one of us". Seeing him embrace the sick, the suffering, and the children, one understands why this is so. Fioretti offers a wonderful collection of insightful fragments from various aspects of the life of the Pope in his first year that will help the reader become better acquainted with the immensely popular Bishop of Rome who, as the first South American pope, came "from the end of the earth".
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Catholic Traditions And Treasures

Author : Helen Hoffner
ISBN : 9781622824847
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New converts and cradle Catholics alike are often perplexed by the myriad of devotions, traditions, practices, and beliefs that the Catholic Church has accumulated over the past twenty centuries. Why pray to St. Anthony to find something lost? Why keep a St. Christopher medal in your car? Or why bury a statue of St. Joseph — upside down! — in your yard when selling your house? In Helen Hoffner’s lovingly-illustrated, encyclopedic Catholic Treasures and Traditions, you’ll find succinct – and sometimes amusing – answers to these and hundreds of other questions. This delightful book explains the origin and nature of most of the common traditions of the Catholic Faith, as well as the source and meaning of many of the quaint and obscure ones. From Forty Hours to First Fridays and from Holy Hours to Holy Days, you’ll find in these pages an informative, delightful compendium of the Catholic way of life, including information about: Novenas * Penance * Prayers for the Dead * First Fridays * Votive Candles * Religious Medals * St. Francis Statues * Bathtub Madonnas * Holy Cards * Crucifixes * House Blessings * Prayer Corners * Advent Calendars * Jesse Trees * Marian Apparitions * Vestments * Icons * Divine Mercy * The Sacred Heart * The Liturgical Year * Holy Days * Religious Orders * The Holy See * The Roman Curia * The Divine Office * Holy Oils * Genuflecting * Relics * Stations of the Cross * The Sacraments * The Angelus * Litanies * Patron Saints and much more to acquaint you with the many wonderful treasures and traditions of the Catholic Faith!
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Sacred Art

ISBN : 9780253032065
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Sacred art flourishes today in northeastern Brazil, where European and African religious traditions have intersected for centuries. Professional artists create images of both the Catholic saints and the African gods of Candomblé to meet the needs of a vast market of believers and art collectors. Over the past decade, Henry Glassie and Pravina Shukla conducted intense research in the states of Bahia and Pernambuco, interviewing the artists at length, photographing their processes and products, attending Catholic and Candomblé services, and finally creating a comprehensive book, governed by a deep understanding of the artists themselves. Beginning with Edival Rosas, who carves monumental baroque statues for churches, and ending with Francisco Santos, who paints images of the gods for Candomblé terreiros, the book displays the diversity of Brazilian artistic techniques and religious interpretations. Glassie and Shukla enhance their findings with comparisons from art and religion in the United States, Nigeria, Portugal, Turkey, India, Bangladesh, and Japan and gesture toward an encompassing theology of power and beauty that brings unity into the spiritual art of the world.
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Loving Mary

Author : Rev Nick Donnelly
ISBN : 1784691178
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Pope Francis

Author : Paul Vallely
ISBN : 9781472903716
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From his first appearance on a Vatican balcony Pope Francis proved himself a Pope of Surprises. With a series of potent gestures, history's first Jesuit pope declared a mission to restore authenticity and integrity to a Catholic Church bedevilled by sex abuse and secrecy, intrigue and in-fighting, ambition and arrogance. He declared it should be 'a poor Church, for the poor'. But there is a hidden past to this modest man with the winning smile. Jorge Mario Bergoglio was previously a bitterly divisive figure. His decade as leader of Argentina's Jesuits left the religious order deeply split. And his behaviour during Argentina's Dirty War, when military death squads snatched innocent people from the streets, raised serious questions – on which this book casts new light. Yet something dramatic then happened to Jorge Mario Bergoglio. He underwent an extraordinary transformation. After a time of exile he re-emerged having turned from a conservative authoritarian into a humble friend of the poor – and became Bishop of the Slums, making enemies among Argentina's political classes in the process. For Pope Francis – Untying the Knots, Paul Vallely travelled to Argentina and Rome to meet Bergoglio's intimates over the last four decades. His book charts a remarkable journey. It reveals what changed the man who was to become Pope Francis – from a reactionary into the revolutionary who is unnerving Rome's clerical careerists with the extent of his behind-the-scenes changes. In this perceptive portrait Paul Vallely offers both new evidence and penetrating insights into the kind of pope Francis could become.
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Titles Of Mary

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ISBN : 1156622875
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 112. Chapters: Our Lady of Guadalupe, Theotokos, Tonantzin, Our Lady of F tima, Queen of Heaven, Our Lady of Lourdes, Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes, Lourdes apparitions, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Our Lady of Good Success, Hortus conclusus, Co-Redemptrix, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Woman of the Apocalypse, Our Lady of Walsingham, Our Lady of Sorrows, Our Lady of Pontmain, Nuestra Se ora dela Soledad de Porta Vaga, Black Madonna of Cz stochowa, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Panagia, Mediatrix, Virgin of Mercy, Ivory Tower, Our Lady of Prompt Succor, Our Lady of Lebanon, Our Lady of Graces, Our Lady of San Juan de los Lagos, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Extremadura, Regina Coeli, Our Lady, Star of the Sea, Our Lady the Garden Enclosed, Our Lady of America, Our Lady of Turumba, Our Lady of Good Counsel, Our Lady of Coromoto, Our Lady of La Vang, Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lud mierz, Mary Untier of Knots, Our Lady of Combermere, Our Lady of Peace, Our Lady of Providence, Mother of the Church, Refugium Peccatorum, Common Christological Declaration Between the Catholic Church and the Assyrian Church of the East, Our Lady of the Pillar, Our Lady of China, Our Lady of Sorrows, Queen of Poland, Holy Name of Mary, Our Lady of Luj n, Madonna Della Strada, Our Lady of Bechouat, Eleusa icon, Lady of all Nations, Mary Mediatrix of all graces, Virgin of Montserrat, Our Lady of Nourieh, Our Lady of Laus, Our Lady of the Rosary, Our Lady of Confidence, Our Lady of Salambao, Joy of all who Sorrow, Mater ter admirabilis, Virgin of Almudena, Our Lady of Bekaa, Our Lady of Bego a, Coatlaxopeuh, Virgin of Azahar, Our Lady of Miziara, Malia O Ka Malu, Our Lady of the Wind, Our Lady of Presentation, Anthropotokos, Virgen del Valle, Our Lady of the Snows. Excerpt: Our Lady of F tima (Portuguese: ) (Portuguese pronunciation: ) is a title given to the Blessed Virgi...

The Other Faces Of Mary

Author : Ann Ball
ISBN : 0824522559
Genre : Religion
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This book shows us the other faces of Mary: some sublime, some unusual, and all a tribute to the enduring power of the Mother of God around the world.
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