Here I Stand: a Life of Martin Luther - The Cloister Summary & Analysis

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The Cloister Summary and Analysis

Luther says that during the first year of his monastery life, the Devil is very quiet. At the end of that first year he is allowed to make his profession of faith. The author assumes no one sees reason to believe Luther will not be well suited for monastery life. Luther prays seven times daily. At one or two in the morning he is awakened by a bell, makes the sign of the cross, and pulls on a white robe and scapular. At the second bell, each monk comes reverently to the church, sprinkles himself with holy water, and kneels before the altar to pray. Each of the seven periods of the day end with chanting praise to Mary, the mother of God.

Luther takes his solemn vow and is officially a monk. Luther is extremely committed to living...

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