In 2017, two years from now, we will be marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, occasioned by Martin Luther posting his 95 Theses. There will be lots of festivities, especially at the Luther sites in Germany. Those look to include performances of the opera and play about Katie Luther, the Reformer’s wife, which was commissioned and is performed by friend-of-this-blog Lori Lewis.
She has proposed a symbolic Katherine von Bora/Lucas Cranach reunion tour (the artist being the one who took her in after she escaped from the convent and who arranged her marriage with his friend Martin). That is to say, she is proposing that the Cranach blog would join with her friends of Katie network to sponsor a trip to Germany in 2017, seeing all of the Luther sites, taking in a Katie performance, and doing other fun and inspiring things along the way. She and I would lead the group, making use also of local guides, and a great time will be had by all.
Through the years of this blog, a number of you readers and commenters have expressed the wish to meet each other in person, rather than just virtually. This could be that opportunity. And what a way to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation! [Read more...]