Luther on the Saints and Mary

“Let the dear saints rest where they are. . . . Let them be, and let God take care of them.  We can neither know nor understand how they live in the world beyond. That world is quite different from this one (WA 17, 2:255).

“When physical and spiritual benefit and help are no longer expected, then the saints will be left in peace, both in the grave and in heaven” (Smalcald 2,3:28; BC Tappert, 306).