Faces of the Reformation include Luther’s wife

Since the past is best explored through the people who lived it, you will be introduced bimonthly to faces of the Reformation. Men and women passionate about the Reformation re-discovery of the Gospel — either for or against it.

These iconic individuals used their unique vocations to create theological and cultural tidal waves beginning in the sixteenth century and continuing today. See how the gracious Word of the Lord had the final word in bringing the “it’s still all about Jesus” proclamation to the corners of Europe and beyond. The third iconic individual in the Lutheran Reformation is Katharina von Bora.

Katharina von Bora was an escaped nun, wife and mother of six children, Katharina was a woman of considerable strength and courage. When she learned from Martin Luther’s writings that Christ’s grace came through faith alone, not through her prayers and works as a nun, she left her convent life.

The freedom she gained from this knowledge also allowed her to marry the man whose writings had taught her about God’s saving grace. As manager of their household, she kept everything in order so Luther could focus on theological issues. It was no wonder he called her “Katie, my rib.”

For more information, please attend Sunday services at St. Paul’s in Fredonia, Immanuel in Gowanda or Trinity in Silver Creek.

See more at http://lutheranreformation.org/resources/faces-of-the-reformation-series/#sthash.G1tqI1CT.dpuf.