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!) now, but it will grow over the next few days. We’re still on the fence about whether to offer Lent Madness dog collars, emery boards, car magnets, and foam fingers. Keep your eyes peeled and your wallets open and know that whatever money is raised will go to defray the costs of keeping Lent Madness up and running.
Want a giant 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!
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). You can still buy a mug featuring the Lent Madness 2012 winner, Mary Magdalene, who challenged the next year’s crop of saints: “Good luck filling my shoes!” and the Lent Madness 2013 logo. Rumor has it these mugs also work for tea. Enjoy 11-ish ounces of your favorite beverage in these outstanding collectors’ mugs. Buy a Mary Magdalene now for just $10, or get two for $18. Quantities are limited, and Mary’s mugs are imported.
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 two years ago, but in only 48 more years, you’ll be able to say you own a mug that’s 50 years old. Or something.
CELEBRITY BLOGGER AND SUPREME EXECUTIVE 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.
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.