Daily Catholic Quote from St. Ireneaus

"Mary Untier of Knots" (detail) by Johann Georg Melchior

“Mary Untier of Knots” (detail) by Johann Georg Melchior

“…the knot of Eve’s disobedience was loosed by the obedience of Mary. For what the virgin Eve had bound fast through unbelief, this did the virgin Mary set free through faith.” (St. Ireneaus, Against Heresies, III.22.4)

June 28 is the Memorial of St. Ireneaus, Bishop and Martyr (130 – 202).

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