A Brief History
Early in the 17th century, the noble Wolfgang Langenmantel and his wife, Sofia, began having trouble in their marriage. Having reached the point of considering divorce, they approached Fr. Jakob Rem, a Jesuit, who lived north of Augsburg Germany. Father Rem was known for his strong Marian devotion and his wise counsel. The couple made four visits to this priest to pray with him and receive his advice over a 28 day period. During the final visit, Fr. Rem was praying before an image of Our Lady and in a symbolic act raised the white wedding ribbon and presented it to Our Lady untying knots in the ribbon one by one as he did so. (At that time, it was common in the wedding ceremony for the couple to be draped and joined by a single white ribbon symbolizing their union. This is still done today in various forms in some cultures.) As the ribbon was presented to Our Lady, it became brilliant white. After this time spent in prayer and the intervention of Our Lady, the noble couple persevered in their marriage and was no longer in danger of divorce.
A MUSICAL DEVOTION
I was blessed to be contacted by the Laudate App to create another audio prayer - The Novena to Our Lady, Undoer of Knots. Not knowing much about this devotion, I was excited to see what God would be bringing to Heart of Mary, through the completion of this incredible prayer. As I found out, Pope Francis highly encourages those who are struggling to pray this novena. I quickly fell in love with this devotion! A new friend, Anne, suggested the recording to Laudate and had the vision for the beautiful meditation "My Lady" written by incredible singer songwriter Tom Booth. With the collaboration of Laudate and Spirit & Song, as well as our HOM music team - this musical novena recording came to fruition!
May The blessing of this novena bring you peace with the knots in your life.
- Michelle Workman
. The Talent .
My name is Michelle Workman. I am a wife, a mother, and a grandma. I have been a cantor in my parish for 28 years and have been blessed to sing in a church choir since High School.
My name is Therese-Anne Wanstrath. I am a wife, mom to two beautiful children, and have been a Catholic School teacher for ten years. I started a music ministry career in my parish beginning at age seven, while singing in the children's choir. There, I felt the Lord's calling to serve in this way. I started playing piano for choir in Middle School and continue to do so at my current parish.
Amanda Workman Valdes
My name is Amanda Workman Valdes. I am happily married and newly a mother to a beautiful baby boy. I am a classically trained Soprano and have been singing since the young age of ten. I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in Classical Voice from California State University, San Bernardino, in 2010 and received my Master of Music in 2012 from Manhattan School of Music in New York City. Currently I teach privately at my studio located in Claremont, CA.
MARY, UNDOER OF KNOTS is recorded specially for you! We are not asking for donation or payment. It is our hope that you enjoy these recordings + and share them.
It is not to be rerecorded or sold.
May our Mother love + bless you through them. Thank you.
The Audio Novena Mary,Undoer of Knots can also be found on Laudate #1 Catholic App(Search in prayers Undoer of Knots)
(c) 1985, Tom Booth. Published by Spirit & Song, a division of OCP. 5536 NE Hassalo, Portland, OR 97213. All rights reserved. Used with permission.
If you would like to hear "MY LADY" sung by the composer Tom Booth or purchase his beautiful music check it out here http://www.spiritandsong.com/products/100907