Martin Luther Enters Augustinian Monastic Order Hot

Martin Luther Enters Augustinian Monastic Order

Martin Luther as an Augustinian Monk
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Martin Luther enters the Augustinian monastic order, at Erfurt, Germany. His decision is based on a vow he made earlier in the month: while traveling from home to university on a horse, a thunderstorm swept in and lighting struck the ground near him.

Afraid of dying, he cried out: "Help! Saint Anna, I will become a monk!" Since he didn't feel he could break this vow, he sold his books and is becoming a monk.

Martin Luther will remain a member of the Augustinian order until he is excommunicated in 1520. His father is very upset that his legal education thus far has been wasted. He himself is unhappy with the decision, too.

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