"We present all our difficulties, our knots to her, especially the ones which affect the Christian life of our Family." - Pope Francis (as Archbishop Bergoglio), August 15th, 1999.
In the 1980s, Father Jorge Maria Bergoglio, the future Archbishop of Buenos Ares (and later Pope Francis) brought back a few images of Our Lady Who Unties Knots to Argentina. He hung one up at El Salvador University, and the modern-day spread of this devotion had begun... In just a few years, this fervour radiated all throughout America, and then spread around the world. No matter one's age, race, and lifestyle, everyone can relate to the notion of a "knot in life," an obvious symbol to all.
We will sooner see earth and sky collapse before Mary leaves unaided someone who prays to her in a sincere and trusting manner. - Louis de Blois.