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.
Want a giant Lent Madness 2017 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 ELEVEN BUCKS or buy two or more and then they’re only TEN BUCKS. By the way, they ship folded, so there’s no pesky poster tube to deal with. Get yours today!
The Saintly Scorecard, our guide to Lent Madness 2017, 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.
Find exclusive, all-new Pocket Lent cards, which you can trade with others. Each cut-out card contains a portrait of a Golden Halo or Silver Halo winner or maybe a random Lent Madness competitor, along with vital stats. Just like a baseball card, but more fun and holier!
* Some copies may feature printed signatures instead of hand-signed names. Or maybe every copy has a printed sig. Whatever. Buy it.
DIETRICH BONHOEFFER MUG
Featuring the Lent Madness 2016 Golden Halo winner, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, along with the words “2016 Golden Halo Winner”, this mug is a perfect gift for you and all your Lent Madness friends (and archnemeses). Grace might not be cheap, but this mug is a steal! Pre-order today and get your mug when they start shipping in early May. Pairs well with the 2016 Dietrich Bonhoeffer Golden Halo Pint Glass.
DIETRICH BONHOEFFER PINT GLASS
Raise a glass to the 2016 Golden Halo Winner of Lent Madness with a Dietrich Bonhoeffer pint glass. Enjoy this custom glass (yes, it’s 16 ounces, a real pint) with Bonhoeffer’s likeness sporting a golden halo, along with the words “2016 Golden Halo Winner” and the Lent Madness web address. This pint glass is the perfect way to celebrate your favorite saint winning, and pairs well with the 2015 Brigid of Kildaire Silver Halo Pint Glass, or the 2016 Dietrich Bonhoeffer Golden Halo Mug. Pre-order today and get your glass when they start shipping in early May.
JULIAN OF NORWICH SOUP MUG
Enjoy a steaming bowl of soup and a giant cup of tea in this 24-ounce ceramic mug featuring Julian of Norwich, the 2016 Silver Halo Winner. Or, be like Julian, who probably would let her cat use the bowl for food and refreshment. Pre-order today and get your mug when they start shipping in early May.
This mug features Francis of Assisi, the Lent Madness 2015 Golden Halo winner, along with the words “2015 Golden Halo Winner” and “Lent Madness.” This is the perfect gift for every Episcopalian or any Lent Madness fan. Because it’s dedicated to St. Francsis, why not order one for yourself, for your friends, and for all your pets? Just $11. Five or more are $9.00 each. Get yours today!
Raise a glass to the first-ever Silver Halo of Lent Madness with a Brigid of Kildare pint glass. Brigid may have promised a heavenly lake of beer, but we’re pretty sure she’d also support a lake of root beer or any other beverage. Enjoy this custom glass (yes, it’s 16 ounces, a real pint) with Brigid’s likeness sporting a silver halo, along with the words “2015 Silver Halo Winner” and the Lent Madness web address. A bargain at $12. Order now!
What better way to show your Lent Madness spirit than with a purple t-shirt? It’s not the purple hair-shirt you’ve always dreamed of, but it is a high-quality 100% pre-shrunk cotton shirt. Emblazoned on the front left with “Who will win the Golden Halo?” and the Lent Madness logo and website; everyone will want to talk with you about their favorite saints. Available in small, medium, large, extra-large, and double-extra-large.
FLYING GOLDEN HALO
Enjoy Lent Madness in a totally new way with a Golden Halo Flying Disc. These bright yellow flying discs are easy to toss and catch. Emblazoned with Lent Madness purple ink, each disc says “Who Will Win the Golden Halo?” with the Lent Madness logo and URL, along with mention of Forward Movement, the official sponsor of Lent Madness. Measuring 9.5″ in diameter, the discs are sure to please every Lent Madness fan in your family or church. At the bargain price of only three bucks, buy one for everyone on your Lenten shopping list.
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. Order now for just $11. Buy five or more for just $9 each. 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 four years ago, but in only 46 more years, you’ll be able to say you own a mug that’s 50 years old. Or something.
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.
MEET THE SAINTS STORY BOOK
Forward Movement publishes an entire curriculum about the saints, and it’s available free of charge! Designed for use in a congregation, it takes adults, youth, and children through a full year of learning about saints. Download now (adult/youth or children). You can also get the most excellent family story book, Meet the Saints, in print form. A bargain at $12, this book will take your family on a journey which unveils how Christ’s light has shone brightly in the lives of men and women through centuries. Learn more about the monks, missionaries, prophets, doctors, evangelists, and more who have led us on our way. Buy now!