It includes pop voices along with classically trained opera singers and pop instruments among the operatic orchestra.
With the help of Leonard Kopp, solid citizen of Torgau and supplier of foodstuffs to the monastery, they made their way to Wittenberg by 7 April. Legend has it that Kopp concealed the renegades in barrels used for storing herring, which would have been a rather smelly experience.
Once they reached Wittenberg, the nuns came under the protection of Martin Luther, the leader of the Reform movement in Germany.
He agreed to help them, even though the penalty for aiding runaway nuns was death under both Canon and Civil Law. Soon, some of the women rejoined their families, some became governesses, and some married.
At twenty-four years of age, Katherine von Bora was past the normal age for marriage.
Being vivacious, she still managed to attract a suitor, Jerome Baumgartner, whom she also loved. Late in efforts began to find Katherine another suitor, efforts that she firmly resisted.
Then, suddenly, she stated her willingness to marry either Luther or his associate, Nicholas von Amsdorf. A hitherto confirmed bachelor, Luther agreed that at the age of forty-two, the time was right for him to wed.
So on June 13,the ex-monk and the ex-nun wed. Laughing Angels, Weeping Devils The wedding of Martin and Katherine was not done lightly, nor was it without controversy.
Luther thought long and hard about whether he should get married. Some of his friends and family supported the marriage.
Hans Luther, his father, greatly desired his son to marry and produce sons. Ultimately, Luther came to the opposite conclusion. No Misogyny in this Household On some matters, Luther was very much a sixteenth-century male.
He believed that the man was the head of the family and should be in charge of government as well. But unlike many of his contemporaries, he did not support the high level of misogyny that characterized the intellectual worldview of the Renaissance. Luther gave Katherine von Bora control of the family finances and the running of the household.
She was more practical and grounded — not the simple housewife preferred by most men of the time. The Luthers lived in the Black Cloister, the former home of the Augustinian monks in Wittenberg and the place where Luther had lived before the Reformation.
While the other monks, one by one, began to abandon the cloistered life, Luther staked a claim on the property by making it his family home. Katherine von Bora supported her family by gardening, making wine, raising livestock, and brewing.
She raised or grew most of the food that appeared on the Luthers' dinner table — and, all reports agree, Katherine von Bora was a very good cook. Being a former monastic residence, the Black Cloister had many small rooms, which the Luthers rented to students or visiting clergy.
These visitors and guests ate at the Luther table, with every meal seemingly overflowing with hungry seekers, acolytes, and fellow rebels. Some guests were not paying customers either, which put a strain on the family resources. In effect, Katherine von Bora was running a boardinghouse to provide additional income for the family.
Luther showed his regard for his wife Katherine in other significant ways. On one occasion, he put her on a search committee to hire a new pastor. In those days it was unheard of to allow a woman to be part of such a decision.
To the grumblers Luther commented that his wife would show better judgment than he would. He also let Katherine handle much of his business with publishers.Katharina von Bora and Martin Luther Scholars have not determined exactly where Katharina von Bora was born, or who her parents were.
The “von” in her name confirms that she was a member of the “petty nobility,” a class of citizens who. Katharina von Bora Katharina von Bora was born in , the daughter of an impoverished nobleman.
In she went to the convent school of the Benedict order in Brehna (near Halle) and entered the convent of Nimbschen (near Grimma; only in german) in Katharina von Bora, wife of the great Protestant Reformation leader Martin Luther, is often considered a crucial participant in the Reformation movement because of her role—with her husband—in defining Protestant family life and providing a worthy example for marriages within the clergy.
(Martin Luther) Martin Luther found peace when he married an ex-nun named Katharine von Bora, whom he had helped to escape from her nunnery in an empty fish .
The marriage of Martin Luther and Katherine von Bora initially appeared to create an odd couple. Luther was a former monk in his early forties with habits not too akin to domestic harmony. Luther was a former monk in his early forties with habits not too akin to domestic harmony.
Martin Luther's marriage to Katharina von Bora scandalized their contemporaries—and formed a partnership that shaped the course of history.