DIOCESE OF TUCSON. October 17, 2020. 10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
St. Augustine Cathedral 192 S Stone Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701
Most Rev. Edward J. Weisenburger, Presiding
While Pope Francis has made popular the title for Mary Untier
of Knots through his personal devotion to her under this title,
it actually stretches back to the 17th century!
The church of St. Peter in Perlock, Germany, houses a beautiful painting of Mary
where she unties the knots woven by the sins of humanity.
The painting was inspired by a meditation of St. Irenaeus, who
borrows from St. Paul’s vision of Jesus as the New Adam.
St. Irenaeus likewise depicts Mary as the New Eve.
Irenaeus asserts that humanity’s great knot of disgrace was tied through
Eve.But through her great act of obedience, Mary has untied
the knot! Inspired by this, faithful Catholics have fled to Mary
under this title for generations, asking that she help to untie the
knots of our lives caused by our sins, failings, or even
circumstances beyond our control.
I look forward to joining with the faithful of Arizona to venerate
our Blessed Mother, Untier of Knots. May our time together lead
us more deeply into the mystery of Her great love for us and the
call to love one another.
+Most Reverend Edward J. Weisenburger
COMMITTEE MTGS INCLUDING PARISH REPS
Future Meeting Dates -Tucson
July 11, 2020
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