Category Archives: Lent Madness 2018

Esther vs. Michael the Archangel

Today in Saintly Sixteen action, Esther squares off against Michael the Archangel. To make it this far, Esther made it past Lazarus while Michael got by Anna the Prophet. Will St. Michael or one of the “all angels” prevail? Yesterday, Anna Alexander made it past Edith Cavell 65% to 35% to advance to the Elate […]

“Monday” Madness — March 12-ish, 2018

Due to technical difficulties and the burdens of exotic travel (to Beachwood, Ohio and Treasure Island, Florida), Scott and Tim are a day late with “Monday” Madness this week. Rest assured, it was recorded on Monday (we have some truth-in-advertising standards!), so you can enjoy the full Monday “live” ambience. The episode is worth the […]

Anna Alexander vs. Edith Cavell

The Saintly Sixteen continues with a matchup between two inspiring women, Anna Alexander and Edith Cavell. To get to this round, Anna got by Peter Claver while Edith surprised John Wesley. Yesterday, Maria Skobtsova advanced to the Elate Eight by trouncing Quiteria by what is likely a record margin, 91% to 9%. We’re too lazy […]

Maria Skobtsova vs. Quiteria

Lent Madness is back for an another action-packed week and so is the Saintly Sixteen. Today Maria Skobtsova faces Quiteria. Russian nun vs. nonuplet warrior. To get to this round, Maria defeated Thomas à Kempis and Quiteria bested Genesius (remember him?). If you’ve forgotten what happened last Friday, which seems hard to imagine since the weekend […]

Margaret of Scotland vs. Richard Hooker

The Saintly Sixteen continues today as Margaret of Scotland faces Richard Hooker. Scottish Queen vs. Anglican theologian. To get to the Saintly Sixteen Margaret trounced Charles I while Richard easily made it past Mary of Egypt. Yesterday, Peter soundly defeated John the Evangelist 56% to 44%, to become the first saint to advance to the […]

Peter vs. John the Evangelist

Welcome to the Saintly Sixteen! From 32 saints we have narrowed the field to 16. For this round, rather than the basic biographical information we enter the realm of Quirks and Quotes. Our Celebrity Bloggers will provide unusual information or legends surrounding their saints along with quotes either by or about their saints. Don’t forget, […]

Isaac Watts vs. Catherine Winkworth

We end the First Round with a matchup between two musicians, Isaac Watts and Catherine Winkworth. Naturally, we’re calling this the Battle of the Bands. Watts was a prolific Anglican hymn writer whose greatest hits catalogue would be well known to church goers. Winkworth, also a Brit, is credited with bringing the German chorale tradition […]

John of Beverley vs. Martin de Porres

In the penultimate battle of the first round, it’s John of Beverley vs. Martin de Porres. The people of Beverley and of Porres have been agitating for this matchup for years — it’s a huge rivalry and hooligans are involved. Yesterday, Phocas the Gardener maintained his focus in burying Isidore the Farmer 60% to 40%. […]

Monday Madness — March 5, 2018

This week, Tim and Scott preview the upcoming Round of the Saintly Sixteen and answer your viewer mail questions. They also highlight a remarkably prescient Lent Madness participant from the state of Washington. Oh, and they announce plans to continue their boycott of the Oscars award ceremony based on the rejection, again, of Monday Madness […]

Isidore the Farmer vs. Phocas the Gardener

Happy Monday! We’re back for another full week of saintly action and we kick things off with with the long-anticipated agricultural anarchy as Isidore the Farmer faces off against Phocas the Gardener. [insert comment about reaping what you sow] In case you forgot about Friday’s matchup, Michael the Archangel defeated Anna the Prophet 53% to […]