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"Mary, Undoer of Knots" by Johann Melchior Georg Schmittdner
On the day of their final meeting together, Father Rem had been praying in the chapel of his monastery before an image of the Virgin Mary under the title of “Our Lady of Sorrows.” Wolfgang handed Father Rem his wedding ribbon, which, according to custom, had tied together the hands of the bride and groom as a symbol of their lifelong union. While praying with Wolfgang, the priest lifted the ribbon in the air and untied its knots.  

© Johann Georg Melchior Schmidtner | Public Domain