- Posted by Mary's Advocates
- On April 27, 2020
by Bai Macfarlane
University of Dallas writer, Richard Lenar shows that the devotion to Mary as Untier of Knots stems back to saving a marriage on the brink of divorce.
A German nobleman, in the early 1600’s, was on the verge of divorce. He met several times with a priest who was known for his wisdom, piety and extraordinary intelligence.
About 100 years later, the nobleman’s grandson was a priest and a canon lawyer who commissioned a painting to be made to commemorate a family alter being donated to the church. The painting was based on the nobleman that met with the priest who interceded for the healing of their marriage.
The writer of this historical finding, Richard Lenar, received his Licentiate in Sacred Theology from the International Marian Research Institute and the University of Dayton in May of 2019 (source HERE).