Life of Katharina Von Bora

The Rebellious Woman

"There is no more lovely, friendly, and charming relationship, communion, or company than a good marriage." -Martin Luther

Katharina von Bora's Childhood

Katharina von Bora was born in 1499 and grew up in a poor environment and therefore it wasn't such a easy life. Yet, she was raised closed to church, in fact at age three she was sent to church school, and at age of 15 she took vows to become a nun.

Years later...

At age 23, Katharina's love for Christ made her run away, which at that time it was widely dangerous, from that false religion she believed on and she stopped being a nun. At that time, all the ex-nuns had to take part of a new family or get married. Luther asked for her hand twice, but finally she said yes and this following response: " My marriage would please my father, rile the pope, cause the angels to laugh and the devils to weep." They had a loving, supportive marriage. She became an amazing wife, mother, and supporter. At last, she was a major image because her marriage sent the message they wanted to sent.
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Katharina Von Bora inspires many people as being the image of a self-assured, self-confident, liberated woman at the side of her husband. Yet, most important, she is the woman of the Reformation period of the 16th century.


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