The Reformation started the modern era with a bang: Martin Luther and other pioneers of the new faith shook the very foundations of a society that was thoroughly shaped by religion. The new interpretation of faith also affected the Catholic monasteries, especially women's convents, because the Reformation vehemently rejected the ideals of an isolated lifestyle shut off from the outside world. Instead, the new faith called for a woman’s rightful place to be part of the family. The advocates of Reformation therefore sought to disband monasteries. For the nuns, this meant abandoning a centuries old way of life, and leaving behind their identity as religious women.