Today's Luther Fact:
July, 1505 – Luther suddenly announces to his friends that he intends to join the Augustinian order. Luther himself attributes this decision to a near-death experience during a storm. As lightening and thunder raged around him, Luther asked for Saint Anne’s (the mother of the Virgin Mary and a popular saint among miners) intercession. He vowed that if she helped him, he would become a monk. The Augustinian order was both strict and scholarly.
Did You Know? A Survey of Luther's Life; seven weeks of daily Luther facts was researched, compiled, and commented on by Andrew Lewis, S.T.M. who served as Vicar at St. James from 2016-2017.