The Psalms: An Efficacious Prayer in This Time of Epidemic

I rely on Father Troadec for daily meditation material because he follows the Church’s liturgical use of the scriptures every day of the year. This is a special production of his for these troubling times. I encourage you to read it, regardless of what you think about the Wuhan. The Psalms are always great! Consider reading and sharing this article.Read the rest

Mary, Undoer of Knots

I’ve mentioned this novena to Christians who are in need of miracles.  The devotion is based on the unwavering fidelity of Mary and her perfection of the role that Eve failed at.  As St. Iraneus of Lyons wrote in ‘Against Heresies’, Book 3, Chap 22:

the knot of Eve’s disobedience was loosed by the obedience of Mary. For what the virgin Eve had bound fast through unbelief, this did the virgin Mary set free through faith

There is also a beautiful painting by Johann Georg Schmidtner in St. Peter am Perlach in Augsburg, which depicts the Immaculate Conception and Our Lady untying knots while standing on the serpent, reminiscent of Genesis 3:15:

“I will put enmities between thee and the woman, and thy seed and her seed: she shall crush thy head, and thou shalt lie in wait for her heel.”

If you’ve ever asked a fellow sinner to pray for you, why not ask a Saint in heaven?

Novena to Our Lady Undoer of Knots – Day 1

1. Make the sign of the cross

2. Say the Act of Contrition. Ask pardon for your sins and make a firm promise not to commit them again.

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 pains 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 … Read the rest