Throughout her lifetime, the importance of religion
was very strong.
Brought up in
an area that was predominantly Catholic, Berta and her
family were deeply religious.
Even in the metropolis
of Munich, she shied away from living in accommodations
frequented by most students and lived instead in a boarding
house run by order of the church.
In Munich, Berta Hummel
had met two Franciscan nuns from Sießen in Württemberg.
Drawn by the friendship to the two sisters, comforted
by the thought of a peaceful convent away from the growing
turmoil in Germany, young Berta made her decision.