Mary, Untier of Knots Chaplet Prayer Beads
This is a chaplet (small rosary) known as the chaplet of Mary, Untier of Knots (also known as Mary, Undoer of Knots). Originally intended for prayers petitioning for help with a difficult marriage, it goes beyond marital problems and can be used in any kind of crisis. A pamphlet of the traditional prayers is included.
The chaplet is made with 7 groups of 4 beads in the loop, and a single bead in the front above the crucifix. A medal of Mary, Untier of Knots hangs next to the crucifix, and the center medal shows Our Lady surrounded by angels.
The beads are 8mm round clear crackle glass which have a lovely shimmer, and the larger beads are 10mm white Czech crystal. The silver-plated pewter crucifix has white enamel background to the arms which ties in with the white beads.
Pope Francis has a special devotion to Our Lady Untier of Knots. The theology of Mary untying knots goes back to the second century and was understood as Mary untying (undoing) the knot of sin and disobedience. Praying with this chaplet became more widespread in the 18th century, and is enjoying a resurgence of popularity today thanks to the interest of Pope Francis in this role of the Virgin Mary.
Length from mid back to end of crucifix: 31cm / 12.25 inches
Medal: 2.5cm tall / 1 inch
Crucifix: 3.75cm tall / 1.5 inches
This is a lovely chaplet for personal use or for praying for anther facing challenges in their life. It comes attractively packaged along with the prayer card.
You can see more of my work in honour of the Virgin Mary here: The Mary Collection.
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