While back in Erfurt, Luther was tasked with taking some important monastery documents to the Vatican in Rome. Staupitz saw this request from Rome as an incredible opportunity for Martin to "make peace with God", and draw near to God and seek true repentance for his sins. Staupitz hoped that this trip to Rome would heal Luther, would set Luther on the path to success as a monk, and give Luther the desired level of personal holiness and piety he sought. Oddly enough it was this trip to Rome that started Luther on the journey to questioning everything the Catholic Church taught on forgiveness and justification. When he arrived in Rome, he cried out in somewhat of a prayer to Rome itself, "I fell to the ground, lifted my hands, and said, Hail to thee, O Holy Rome."