The book is a very short read - I finished it in only around 3 - 4 hours. However, the substance of the book is quite spiritually edifying. Using the image of Our Lady, Undoer of Knots, the author shows us how our Blessed Mother can help undo the knots of disorder, sin, and confusion in our lives. Each chapter features a great prayer to Our Lady, Undoer of Knots.
The book is structured around the 2014 pilgrimage of Pope Francis to the Holy Land. Each chapter focuses on one of the holy sites visited by Pope Francis (e.g. The Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre, the Church of All Nations near the Grotto of the Agony, the Basilica of the Nativity, et cetera). Using some of Pope Francis' words as a guide and her own experiences visiting, touching, and venrating these holy sites, Ms. Fenelon has crafted a powerful meditation. This book has helped me see even more the need for us to pray for peace in the Holy Land and to contribute to the support of the sacred sites there.
While in Jerusalem at a museum documenting the Holocaust, the author describes the reaction of the Jewish tour guide who blamed the Church. I am glad to read in here how the author refutes the notion that the Church did nothing - citing the example of Pope Pius XII who saved thousands in the Vatican itself.
In this time of crisis in the Church, many books written nowadays are questionable on their orthodoxy - if not outright heretical. This book was sound in its Theology and inspiring. I am happy to recommend it.
My only reservations for the book include:
- The book does not capitalize pronouns that reference our Lord's name.
- The book at the back under "How to Pray the Rosary" includes the "Luminous Mysteries" that are not an actual part of the Rosary and which I do not promote.
- The book mentions the prayer of Pope Francis with members of the Orthodox Church and other clergy (with a mention of Lutherans) without disclaiming that there is no salvation outside of the Church and that we should pray for their conversion.
Our Lady, Undoer of Knots, pray for us! Pray for the Church! Pray for the conversion of sinners!