On this special day I want to remember Katie who had been a nun and became a married woman. My thought is this, if only all the nuns who taught me (so long ago) could have escaped in the way she escaped, marrying and having love and a normal life with a loving husband and children! Praise God for the complicated but godly man she married!
1 Timothy 4
1 But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons, 2 by means of the hypocrisy of liars seared in their own conscience as with a branding iron,3 men who forbid marriage and advocate abstaining from foods which God has created to be gratefully shared in by those who believe and know the truth. 4 For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with gratitude; 5 for it is sanctified by means of the word of God and prayer.
Portait of Katharina von Bora (oil on panel) by Cranach, Lucas, the Elder (1472-1553); Private Collection; additional info: future wife of Martin Luther (1483-1546), leader of the Reformation in Germany; Photo © Christie’s Images; German, out of copyright.
“Katharina von Bora (German: [kataˈʁiːna fɔn ˈbɔʁa]; January 29, 1499 – December 20, 1552), after her wedding Katharina Luther, also referred to as “die Lutherin”, was the wife of Martin Luther, German reformer and a seminal figure of the Protestant Reformation. Beyond what is found in the writings of Luther and some of his contemporaries, little is known about her. Despite this, Katharina is often considered one of the most important participants of the Reformation because of her role in helping to define Protestant family life and setting the tone for clergy marriages.”