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Mary, untyer of knots
« on: July 19, 2006, 11:40:52 PM »
while researching Capuchin knots (wanted to be sure that I remembered the name and spelling correctly without getting out of my chair to check one of my books 8) 8), I happened across this link
  http://amywelborn.typepad.com/openbook/2006/06/mary_untier_of_.html
a blog entry that discusses Mary (yes, that Mary) as the untyer of knots of marital difficulty.

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Re: Mary, untyer of knots
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2006, 05:28:20 PM »
while researching Capuchin knots (wanted to be sure that I remembered the name and spelling correctly without getting out of my chair to check one of my books 8) 8), I happened across this link
http://amywelborn.typepad.com/openbook/2006/06/mary_untier_of_.html
a blog entry that discusses Mary (yes, that Mary) as the untyer of knots of marital difficulty.

This follows naturally from early Catholic theology that views Mary as the New Eve who unties the knot of Eve's disobedience by her humble obedience.  This, in turn, opens the door for Christ, the New Adam, to redeem mankind.

Irenaeus

"Consequently, then, Mary the Virgin is found to be obedient, saying, "Behold, O Lord, your handmaid; be it done to me according to your word." Eve, however, was disobedient, and, when yet a virgin, she did not obey. Just as she, who was then still a virgin although she had Adam for a husband - for in paradise they were both naked but were not ashamed; for, having been created only a short time, they had no understanding of the procreation of children, and it was necessary that they first come to maturity before beginning to multiply - having become disobedient, was made the cause of death for herself and for the whole human race; so also Mary, betrothed to a man but nevertheless still a virgin, being obedient, was made the cause of salvation for herself and for the whole human race. . . . Thus, the knot of Eve's disobedience was loosed by the obedience of Mary. What the virgin Eve had bound in unbelief, the Virgin Mary loosed through faith" (Against Heresies 3:22:24 [A.D. 189]).


from: https://www.catholic.com/tract/mary-full-of-grace
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Re: Mary, untyer of knots
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2006, 09:15:53 PM »
hmm, as someone with an subversive/independent outlook, that's a pretty disappointing take on Mary.... 8)

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Re: Mary, untyer of knots
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2006, 09:52:19 PM »
hmm, as someone with an subversive/independent outlook, that's a pretty disappointing take on Mary.... 8)

Disappointing?  In what way?
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Re: Mary, untyer of knots
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2006, 11:57:40 PM »
Being the poster child of humble obedience.  I like my fellow females to be more uppity.  8) 8)

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Re: Mary, untyer of knots
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2006, 12:08:35 AM »
LOL!
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