Look Where These Lutherans Traveled for the Reformation’s Anniversary (St. Paul, MN)

Approaching Wartburg Castle in Eisenach, Germany, the American pilgrims let their imagination rewind five centuries to the night when Martin Luther was “kidnapped” by masked horsemen and hustled deep into the forest.

The German monk-turned-reformer’s life was in danger after his writings were deemed heretical by Roman Catholic leaders and he gave his defiant “Here I Stand” speech at the Diet of Worms, so a prince who was worried about his safety ordered the abduction.

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