Rosie and Henry Aguilar of Del Rio, TX met with Archbishop Patrick Flores of the Archdiocese of San Antonio in 2003, to request permission to start a devotion to Mary, Untier/Undoer of Knots at St. Joseph Church in Del Rio. Before granting permission, Archbishop Flores first contacted the Archbishop of Buenos Aires (who happened to also be a cardinal) for more information on the devotion. The Cardinal-Archbishop of Buenos Aires at the time was Jorge Bergoglio - the chief promoter of Mary, Undoer of Knots and the future Pope Francis!
After permission to help spread the devotion was granted by Archbishop Patrick Flores, the pastor of St. Joseph's, Fr. Ramiro Cortez, O.M.I. held a mass of enthronement for the Mary, Untier of Knots image donated by devotees in Argentina.
A portion of the handout from the mass of enthronement ... celebrating the special day and letting parishioners know that St. Joseph's was the first church in the U.S. to embrace and promote the devotion to Mary, Untier of Knots.
Mary, Undoer of Knots at St. Joseph Church in Del Rio, TX
If you would like to learn more about the first church-sponsored devotion to Mary, Undoer of Knots in the U.S., please contact Rosie through St. Joseph's Church in Del Rio, TX at 830-775-4753.
|Letter From Archbishop Patrick Flores Giving Support |
to the Mary, Untier of Knots Devotion in Del Rio - 2003
|Mary, Undoer of Knots - a Special Devotion in Del Rio|
Today's Catholic - February 5, 2016