This rustic wood plaque featuring Mary Undoer of Knots comes from trees grown and harvested in Ohio and is 100% made in the U.S.A. Each wood plaque is made from solid cedar, hewn and joined together by the hands of our Steubenville woodworkers, then digitally printed with hi-tech inks that slowly stain and permeate the wood with a scratch-free work of art.
Because these rustic plaques are made from real, solid wood, each piece may have minor cracks, knots, and other imperfections that add character and authenticity. As unique as human fingerprints, no two plaques are alike.
Smaller sizes of plaques are cut from single boards, while larger sizes are made up of several boards joined together. The image you see here is of the original “Mary, Undoer of Knots,” a once obscure, 300 year-old painting that has become the fastest growing Marian devotion in the world today. Known in her German homeland as “Maria Knotenlöserin,” this beautiful sacred image by Catholic master painter Johann Schmidtner was inspired by a real German family’s story of marital disunity, struggle, intercession, and powerful reconciliation. Discovered and then expanded into a Marian devotion in the 1980’s by then-Father Jorge Mario Bergoglio, “Mary, Undoer of Knots” is a favorite devotion of Pope Francis himself, and continues to spread throughout the world due to his influence.
Our image of the original “Mary, Undoer of Knots” has undergone professional digital restoration to remove the effects of 300 years of aging and candle-smoke. ( RWP-927 )