How do you feel about Mary, the Mother of God? While as Catholics we honour her as the Queen of Heaven and the Mother of God, the greatest of all the saints, I have known many Catholics who struggle to love our Blessed Mother.
Maybe Mary is a difficult subject for you, and you feel that this is one part of the Catholic faith you’re finding it hard to grasp. On the other hand, maybe you wouldn’t be without her, or maybe you’re struggling with a constant barrage of questions about Catholic devotion to her. However warm or cold your devotion currently is, here’s a selection of CTS titles to help you grow closer to the Mother of God.
You’ll be in good company with this devotion, as one person with a particular love for it is Pope Francis himself. This devotion involves praying to Mary to untie some of the many “knots” in our lives particularly a predicament where we can’t see the answer and need God’s guidance. Mary, as the Mother of God, can untie the knots for us.
In this short booklet, we understand a brief history of this devotion – what is it and how did it start? It also includes the main prayers to Our Lady Untier of Knots and the novena itself.
This popular devotion started with St Louis de Montfort, who had a great devotion to Mary. He believed strongly that people needed to turn to Christ’s Mother in order to find the way to Christ himself. To that end, he advocated a consecration to Jesus through Mary.
This booklet makes the devotion much more clear, by combining extracts from St Louis de Montfort with meditations, Scripture readings, and actions for each of the 33 days. Throughout the 33 days, anyone making this consecration is required to say certain prayers, all of which are helpfully included at the back of this booklet. The consecration should be finished on a Marian feast day, and this booklet helpfully lists those at the back of the book, along with a start date 33 days beforehand.
Whether you already pray the rosary daily or would like to pray it more often, you might find it helpful under the guidance of this particularly Marian Pope.
As well as including a simple guide on how to pray the rosary, this booklet is loaded with scripture passage for every mystery of the Rosary, each accompanied by a reflection taken from the teachings of Pope Francis. The booklet also has sections on indulgences for saying the Rosary, in addition to Marian prayers written by Pope Francis.