Lent Madness 2016 Swagapalooza!


Bonhoeffer mugWith the close of Lent Madness 2016, it has become a tradition to award the Golden Halo winner with a mug bearing his or her likeness. This year is no exception and we’re pleased to make available the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Golden Halo mug.

Whether you exclusively drink single-origin black coffee like Tim and Scott or defile it with additives (or even use it for tea!), this mug works for the hot beverage of your choice.

But that’s not all! We are also offering a Dietrich Bonhoeffer Golden Halo pint glass. Bonhoeffer’s German heritage unnamed-10demands it — whether you fill it with an IPA, German root beer, or any other beverage is up to you.

But fear not Julian of Norwich fans! After much deliberation, the Supreme Executive Committee has decided to award Dame Julian the 2016 Silver Halo for her second place finish. All may not have turned out well in the championship round, but we have heard the plaintive cries (meows?) of her ardent supporters.

2016-Julian-of-Norwich-MugThus we are offering an official Julian of Norwich Silver Halo soup bowl. This image is merely a placeholder to show you the shape of the bowl. While you can preorder it now, the above link will include the actual artwork on Easter Monday.

Let a bowl of hearty hazelnut soup warm your soul as you reflect upon Julian’s words of wisdom. Or fill it with milk and allow your cat to lap it up. Either way, we hope you will enjoy this unique saintly product to honor Julian.

We hope these fun saintly mementoes of Lent Madness 2016 will assist you in your long-term Lent Madness Withdrawal. Now back to your regularly scheduled Holy Week programming.


36 Comments to "Lent Madness 2016 Swagapalooza!"

  1. Elizabeth Pennington's Gravatar Elizabeth Pennington
    March 24, 2016 - 3:48 pm | Permalink

    What good thinking!

  2. Barbara's Gravatar Barbara
    March 24, 2016 - 3:50 pm | Permalink

    Love the beer glass! Makes me wish I’d ordered St. Brigit’s last year; it could be the start of a set.

    • SusanLee's Gravatar SusanLee
      March 24, 2016 - 3:54 pm | Permalink

      St. Brigid’s pint glass is still available, Barbara. It’s not too late!

      Great job, y’all! Way to keep the masses happy!

  3. Nancy's Gravatar Nancy
    March 24, 2016 - 3:59 pm | Permalink

    How big is the soup mug?

  4. John G. from Memphis's Gravatar John G. from Memphis
    March 24, 2016 - 4:00 pm | Permalink

    The speed with which the SEC can make these available is absolutely miraculous. Scott and Tim, can you turn water into wine or feed 5,000 with a couple of fish? You guys are great, thanks for another fantastic Lent Madness!

  5. Diane Lyncy's Gravatar Diane Lyncy
    March 24, 2016 - 4:08 pm | Permalink

    I missed Oliver’s vote! For whom did Oliver vote, please? 🙂

    • Bring Back Philander!!'s Gravatar Bring Back Philander!!
      March 24, 2016 - 4:49 pm | Permalink

      Oliver age eight voted for Dame Julian of Norwich.

    • Linda from St. Ed's's Gravatar Linda from St. Ed's
      March 24, 2016 - 5:44 pm | Permalink

      …and I quote: “I voted for Julian because she wrote a lot of poetry and she is beautiful.” 🙂

  6. Donna Devlin's Gravatar Donna Devlin
    March 24, 2016 - 4:10 pm | Permalink

    Great quick job, SEC and all concerned! When do we get the Saints Cards?

  7. Yvonne's Gravatar Yvonne
    March 24, 2016 - 4:22 pm | Permalink

    Hurray for Julian and the silver halo! A most appropriate decision! Now, indeed, “all manner of thing will be well”!
    Thank you again, SEC. It has been great spending Lent with all of you fine people.

  8. Lea's Gravatar Lea
    March 24, 2016 - 4:39 pm | Permalink

    I can see a new cup and soup bowl will be in my cabinet soon.

    Thanks for the silver halo for Julian, Scott and Tim! All was well before but this makes it WELL-er!

    • Wramps's Gravatar Wramps
      March 24, 2016 - 4:54 pm | Permalink

      Well said.

  9. Christine Budzowski's Gravatar Christine Budzowski
    March 24, 2016 - 4:45 pm | Permalink

    I’m thinking the Soup Bowl will be nice for my morning coffee. Which means I will need to order two so my cat, Mollie, can have an appropriate saintly water dish (Mollie doesn’t do Dairy these days). Love this addition to the Lentorium, and congratulations on a stunning season of Lent Madness!

  10. Jane Hawthorne's Gravatar Jane Hawthorne
    March 24, 2016 - 4:52 pm | Permalink

    Best Lent Madness to date! Two greats in the final round. I’ll be pleased to slurp my soup and sip my coffee from these fine offerings!

  11. SwissieMissie's Gravatar SwissieMissie
    March 24, 2016 - 5:14 pm | Permalink

    I say that is very sporting of you all. Delighted with a silver halo for Dame Julian. Will await Easter Monday to order the fun stuff.

  12. Yol's Gravatar Yol
    March 24, 2016 - 5:21 pm | Permalink

    Yay for Bonhoeffer!! Can’t wait to get the cup and the pint glass!!

  13. Diane's Gravatar Diane
    March 24, 2016 - 5:29 pm | Permalink

    I don’t mean to be ungrateful, but I was REALLY hoping for a Silver Halo Julian pint glass to go with my Silver Halo Brigid of Kildare glass….

  14. Judy Hutchinson's Gravatar Judy Hutchinson
    March 24, 2016 - 5:34 pm | Permalink

    This has been very enjoyable, learning about the various Saints and choosing between two of them each day this Lenten season. I’ll look forward to doing this again next year, God willing. Judy H.

  15. Donna Devlin's Gravatar Donna Devlin
    March 24, 2016 - 5:57 pm | Permalink

    I must get the soup mug for a friend named Julian. I’ll drink to and from Dietrich.

  16. Heidi Shott's Gravatar Heidi Shott
    March 24, 2016 - 6:02 pm | Permalink

    In case you need to fund your expenditures at the Lentorium, there’s a part-time job at the Frances Perkins Center available this summer. Ten bucks an hour! https://nonprofitmaine.ps.membersuite.com/careercenter/ViewJobPosting.aspx?contextID=1d38e817-00d3-ce75-d7a8-0b3b2d78e196

    • Donna Devlin's Gravatar Donna Devlin
      March 24, 2016 - 6:05 pm | Permalink

      applications on line?

  17. Pat Morris's Gravatar Pat Morris
    March 24, 2016 - 6:36 pm | Permalink

    Judy H. Thank you for the “God Willing” comment about next year. That was a constant reminder, sometimes with a bit of an edge, from my Irish relatives to acknowledge our small place in the great scope of creation. Julian would have liked it also. Smiles in the Spring light to all.

  18. Lane's Gravatar Lane
    March 24, 2016 - 7:45 pm | Permalink

    How many yrs before we might see some of this season’s participants in a bracket again? I know there are rules.

  19. Rita Julian's Gravatar Rita Julian
    March 24, 2016 - 7:56 pm | Permalink

    Oh, I’m so excited about the Silver Halo soup bowl! I really wanted Julian to win so I could get a mug with her image on it and was bummed by her second place finish but now I’m in top spirits again! Thanks, SEC!

  20. Francesca's Gravatar Francesca
    March 24, 2016 - 9:47 pm | Permalink

    So sorry Julian didn’t win. She’s a favourite of mine, although I did also vote for Dietrich along the way! I guess I’ll order the Julian soup bowl to cry into.

  21. Kathy Rooney's Gravatar Kathy Rooney
    March 24, 2016 - 10:12 pm | Permalink

    Can’t think of too many more appropriate than Detrich this year.

  22. Carol G's Gravatar Carol G
    March 24, 2016 - 10:46 pm | Permalink

    Is there a bumper sticker “Constance would go — would you?” (or similar) in the works?

    I am so ready to get that.

    Cheers oh great SEC.

    • Roy Peterson's Gravatar Roy Peterson
      March 25, 2016 - 1:02 pm | Permalink

      Our priest, at St Georges Episcopal, Glenn Dale, MD, is Constance (Connie). Our whole congregation would buy one of these bumper stickers. We are so truly blessed to have a friend and leader who truly embodies the phrase “Constance would go”! Thank you Rev. Connie Reinhardt for your guidance and love.

  23. linda maumus's Gravatar linda maumus
    March 24, 2016 - 11:14 pm | Permalink

    if you add dinner plates and salad plates I could get a whole set of unneeded china! let’s all think about the childrens’ tv star/Presbyterian minister for next year. this LM went by too fast. can you 2 come up with another fun contest IN YOUR SPARE TIME!!!!! thanks for a great time!

  24. March 25, 2016 - 9:31 am | Permalink

    It may be sacrilegious to ask…but if anyone has a 2012 mug they would be willing to sell, I’d love to buy one for my daughter Magdalyn’s birthday a week after Easter (even belatedly, it would be a treasure).

    • March 25, 2016 - 9:35 am | Permalink

      Of course I mean the mug bearing the image of the Golden Halo winner of 2012, Mary Magdalene.

    • SusanLee's Gravatar SusanLee
      March 25, 2016 - 11:07 am | Permalink

      Oh! Oh! Me too, me too!!

  25. Harlie Youngblood's Gravatar Harlie Youngblood
    March 25, 2016 - 10:35 am | Permalink

    Thank you, SEC, for awarding Julian the Silver Halo! It is comfort indeed to all her devotees and to all cats.

  26. Patsy's Gravatar Patsy
    March 25, 2016 - 1:40 pm | Permalink

    The pint glass is an excellent touch.

  27. Amy's Gravatar Amy
    March 26, 2016 - 4:24 am | Permalink

    What fabulous swag! I might need a mug and soup bowl both. Heretic that I am, I shall be having tea in my mug.

    • Donna Devlin's Gravatar Donna Devlin
      March 26, 2016 - 9:25 am | Permalink

      Right on! And a bumper sticker or two among with Saints Cards. Yes. Yes!

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