Catholic Diocese of Magdeburg, Germany

Tree 153

Planted by:

Vicar General Raimund Sternal Magdeburg

Biblical Votum :

Romans 12, 2: "Do not be conformed to this world,3 but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect."

Tree species:

Sorbus aria 'Magnifica' - Common Whitebean

Planting in the Luther Garden :

On November 1st, 2009, the first 25 trees in the Luthergarten were adopted. General Vicar Raimund Sternal of Magdeburg (right, next to the Director of the LWF Center Wittenberg, Pastor Hans W. Kasch) planted a whitebeam tree on behalf of the Catholic Diocese of Magdeburg, Germany.

Planting the partner tree :

The partner tree for the Catholic Diocese of Magdeburg, Germany, was planted by Bishop Gerhard Feige (right, with spade, next to the tree) together with the bishop of the Evangelical Church in Central Germany, Ilse Junkermann (left, next to Feige). The apple tree was planted in the garden of the Catholic convent Helfta in Lutherstadt Eisleben, the town where Martin Luther was born and died. The two bishops prayed together for the tree to flourish. Bishop Feige emphasized the meaning of Martin Luther for the Catholic church as well, saying that the reformer is a “spiritual and theological challenge,” a witness to the Gospel, a teacher in faith, and a caller to spiritual renewal. The tree should grow to be a sign of ecumenical unity between the churches.

Location of the tree :

This tree is located in the :
Luthergarten Andreasbreite
Location of the Luther Garden :
Between Wallstraße, Kurfürstenring (formerly Hallesche Straße) and Elbstraße
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