Lentorium: The Lent Emporium
Looking for that perfect Lent gift? Here you can find Lent Madness goodies. Sure, the selection is small (but high quality!), though keep your eyes peeled as we’re still on the fence about whether to offer Lent Madness dog collars, emery boards, car magnets, and foam fingers. Keep your wallets open and know that whatever money is raised will go to defray the costs of keeping Lent Madness up and running.
The Saintly Scorecard, our guide to Lent Madness 2015, features the biographies of the thirty-two saints in contention for the golden halo. It includes tips on how congregations and individuals can use Lent Madness as a devotional tool, a collection of saintly recipes from our Resident Foodie, as well as a handy glossary and full color fold-out bracket. Each copy is hand signed* by both members of the Supreme Executive Committee.
* Some copies may feature printed signatures instead of hand-signed names. Or maybe every copy has a printed sig. Whatever. Buy it.
Want a giant Lent Madness 2015 bracket? You have only two choices: either get a magnifying glass and get really close to a standard-sized bracket that you printed yourself, or go over to the Forward Movement website and buy a poster-sized bracket right now! It’s full color, 36″ x 24″ printed on vellum. OK, that last part is laughably wrong, but it’s still nice. Buy a bracket for your parish hall bulletin board, another for your car, one for home, and then get a few dozen for your classmates or co-workers. If you’re on the altar guild, go ahead and get one for your Lenten altar frontal. Everyone’s tired of the same-old stuff from last year.
The bracket features all thirty-two saints with plenty of room to write in the winners. Did we mention it’s in full color? Get one for only TEN BUCKS or buy two or more and then they’re only NINE BUCKS. By the way, they ship folded, so there’s no pesky poster tube to deal with. Get yours today!
Commemorate this great moment in church history by purchasing your very own Charles Wesley mug. It features Charles with the words “2014 Golden Halo Winner” and “Lent Madness.” This is the perfect gift for every Episcopalian and every Methodist. Or really anyone who likes good hymns. The Charles Wesley Golden Halo Winner Lent Madness 2014 mug is white ceramic, ready to hold 11 ounces of your favorite beverage. Buy five or more for just $9 each. Buy now!
Maybe you want to get a more general Lent Madness mug. How about a purple ceramic mug that says “Who will win the Golden Halo?” on one side with the Lent Madness logo on the other? Eleven ounces of tea or coffee will be more delicious, thanks to the wondrous powers of purple. This makes a great gift for anyone who loves warm beverages, the color purple, or mostly cylindrical objects. Pre-order for just $11. Buy five or more for just $9 each. They’ll ship soon! Buy now!
Do you love coffee as much as Scott and Tim? Probably not, but if you love it even a little, you are going to want your own Lent Madness mug. You can buy a mug with the Lent Madness 2013 winner, Frances Perkins for just $11. The mugs are made in the USA with union labor (because we didn’t want the ghost of Frances Perkins to haunt us).
If you want a blast from the past, shop at our Cafe Press store for Lent Madness 2012 mugs. Sure, it seems like we’re still selling junk from three years ago, but in only 47 more years, you’ll be able to say you own a mug that’s 50 years old. Or something.
Pass the time while you wait for Lent Madness 2015 by playing card games with your friends. Or perhaps you’d like to try solitaire with real cards instead of that stupid computer game. Or make a few bucks on card tricks. Whatever you use them for, you’ll love these high-quality shiny playing cards, featuring 52 cards spread over four suits with two jokers. Think of the jokers as Scott and Tim. Anyway, you can snag these babies from our Cafe Press store for just $21.50. Buy them now at a bargain price of just 39.8 cents per playing card.
CELEBRITY BLOGGER AND SUPREME EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE BOOKS
Head over to the Resources tab to see the books our Celebrity Bloggers and Supreme Executive Committee folks have written. You really can’t claim to be a true Lent Madness fan until you own Tim’s book, Dog in the Manger, available in print, Kindle, Nook, or iTunes or the newly released companion guide Dust Bunnies in the Basket.
THE OFFICIAL BOOK OF SAINTS
“Stars in a Dark World illuminates for us those individuals who knew in their hearts the great love of God, who knew how far they were from perfection. They lived courageously, taking steps without knowing what would be accomplished, addressing the complexities of their world with singleness of purpose and understanding, and confronting the struggles of daily life because they were no more and no less. This compelling familiarity and intimacy invites us into the mystery of the gracious God who called the saints to maturity in Christ.” — from the forward by Bishop Richard F. Grein
Stars in a Dark World, by Fr. John-Julian, OJN, is the most comprehensive and detailed collection of the biographies of the saints and background information about the holy days of the Episcopal liturgy available today. This 700-page book is the result of over seven years of research and study, and covers all liturgical commemorations approved for use through 2006.