Saturday, June 13, 2015

This Day in Christian History: The Marraige of a Monk and a Nun

This Day in Christian History: June 13


June 13, 1525: Martin Luther marries Katharina von Bora


Wedding of Martin Luther and Katharina von Bora
Sometime around 1523, Martin Luther helped to rescue a group of nuns from a monastery. He endeavored to free the nuns from the Catholic order and find suitable homes for each. Among this group of nuns was Katharina von Bora. Though she had many suitors, none were to her liking, and Martin had a difficult time finding suitable arrangements for her. But in 1525, he finally found a home for her. His own. Thus on June 13, 1525, an ex-monk married an ex-nun. Martin was 42, and Katharina was 26.

Their happy marriage of 21 years brought them six children. Katharina stood by Martin's side through many difficult times. Despite her being much younger than he, she died only six years after him.


Here's another great post on the marriage of Martin Luther.



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