As the story of Katharina von Bora Luther (Katie) continues to unfold, we now learn about her marriage to another famous Lutheran—Martin.
Katie found a new life on June 13, 1525, when she and Martin Luther married. This marriage between a former monk and a former nun was quite controversial.
Katie was soon managing all the household affairs. She was a frugal and shrewd entrepreneur: She raised and bred cattle. She ran a brewery. She took in students and professors as boarders. She had several gardens, which fed both her family and the boarders. She managed the stables. She often participated in Luther’s famous table talks. Katie was a Renaissance woman, excelling in many areas. We might say there’s a bit of Katie in all of us.
Tomorrow: Life without Martin
This message was adapted from a Women of the ELCA resource, A Bold Life of Faith: Katharina von Bora Luther, written by Linda Post Bushkofsky.