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.

Lent Madness T-ShirtWhat 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.


FlyingGoldenHaloEnjoy 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.

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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 websiLM2015 Brackette 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!


Charles Wesley mugCommemorate 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!

Who will win the Golden Halo?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!

Francis Perkins MugDo 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.


Lent Madness playing cardsPass 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.


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.


Stars in a Dark World coverThis year we’ve partnered with the Order of Julian of Norwich to make their fantastic book of hagiographies (fancy word meaning “saintly write-ups”) available to the Lent Madness faithful.

“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.

You can buy it in print, Kindle, Nook, or iTunes. The massive book is $30 or $9.99 in ebook form.

53 Comments to "Lentorium"

  1. Susan's Gravatar Susan
    February 11, 2012 - 6:27 pm | Permalink

    When will we see more Lent Madness goodies? We need more of this stuff!

    • Patty Small's Gravatar Patty Small
      February 15, 2013 - 5:12 pm | Permalink

      How long should I hold out for a coffee mug larger than 15 oz , a NON white travel mug, or perhaps something with a catchy phrase…”Lent Madness…Running for the Halo….Do you know where your Saint is? ” feel free to send this Roman Catholic a large mug and use the ideas :) peace!

      • LadyGator's Gravatar LadyGator
        February 19, 2013 - 6:34 am | Permalink

        Patty – thanks for playing with us ‘crazy’ Episcopalians – What wonderful ecumenical outreach!

        • MsLadyLib's Gravatar MsLadyLib
          February 23, 2013 - 7:52 am | Permalink

          I’ve emgaged a few Roman Catholics into playing Lent Madness. They like the book, Holy Women, Holy Men.

  2. Scott's Gravatar Scott
    February 25, 2012 - 10:36 pm | Permalink

    Logo birettas!

  3. Sara Lee Macdonald's Gravatar Sara Lee Macdonald
    February 28, 2012 - 12:29 am | Permalink

    I would like a Lent Madness T-Shirt with the bracket on the back!

  4. Harry Moncelle's Gravatar Harry Moncelle
    February 28, 2012 - 3:18 pm | Permalink

    I am in need of a Lent Madness T-Shirt, Please note I am a “Wide Body” Episcopalian, ( many parish suppers, coffee hours, etc) so please make sure there is at least one in size 3 XL!

  5. Susan Allen's Gravatar Susan Allen
    March 1, 2012 - 10:19 pm | Permalink

    A local coffee shop created “Bruton Blend” for us here at Bruton Parish Church in Williamburg. Perhaps you could have a “Lent Madness Blend” created, then we would have something appropriate to put in our mugs!

    • Timothy Rich's Gravatar Timothy Rich
      February 14, 2013 - 2:13 am | Permalink

      Bruton Parish, I loved your church when we visited it, I use to live in Virginia Beach.

    • Verdery's Gravatar Verdery
      March 9, 2013 - 11:30 pm | Permalink

      I have more than enough mugs, but “Lent Madness Blend” coffee I could certainly go for!

  6. Diane Amison-Loring's Gravatar Diane Amison-Loring
    March 1, 2012 - 11:33 pm | Permalink

    I’d love a tote bag, please.
    It needs to be a solid canvas bag. None of this flimsy material, please.

  7. Becky Masterman's Gravatar Becky Masterman
    March 27, 2012 - 11:41 am | Permalink

    How do I buy the Mary Magdalen Christmas ornament?

  8. Mary Alice's Gravatar Mary Alice
    March 28, 2012 - 8:10 pm | Permalink

    I love the kitsch! As an R.C. I have to find the Jerome/lion doll.

  9. aleathia nicholson's Gravatar aleathia nicholson
    March 30, 2012 - 1:28 pm | Permalink

    Dear Schenk and Gunn: By now, I hope you realize that there is a real and, as of this very day and hour, a true need , bordering on greed of a maniacal bent for pure, unadulterated kitsch. Some of these good Christian folk, even clergy who should be setting a better example, ain’t playing here. We…I mean they…are ready to part with some serious ducats and only a mug to date? Puh-leeze !!!!!

  10. Jennifer's Gravatar Jennifer
    April 3, 2012 - 12:55 pm | Permalink

    Speaking of serious ducats, even though it was going to be pricey I was enticed to buy a mug…until I encountered the shipping (int’l), which pretty much doubled the price of the pricey mug. So I have been sipping my tea (pace Underhill) from my regular plain beige mug as I LOOK at the XL LM mug online. I have too much stuff anyways.

    I don’t know how sales have been going but in case you have too much stuff too by the end of this week, I propose that any leftover LM 2012 mugs be donated to the Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii for use at their next synod. I’m writing this before the final results — Emma is currently poised to take down two of my favourite faith heroes — but I must say the people of Hawaii have demonstrated an effective spirit of unity which is almost unheard of in Anglican circles! ; ) They have been inspirational. I think every one of them deserves a Golden Halo (on a LM mug) for their example of grace, gratitude, and what can be accomplished by people working together with a right spirit!

    You could ship the mugs but it’s probably cheaper for you buy plane tickets and take them out there yourselves with suitcases. Plus you guys deserve the vacation, after a whole Lent’s worth of gruelling fun.

  11. Robyn's Gravatar Robyn
    April 5, 2012 - 11:36 am | Permalink

    Y’all need to get an award for this – i have learned so much during this Lent Madness that i didn’t know before. Ok, and i’ve laughed a lot too and that is something we all need more of. Thank you so much and i am looking forward to 2013.

  12. Susan Allen's Gravatar Susan Allen
    April 5, 2012 - 1:55 pm | Permalink

    Now for the T-shirt!

  13. Reese Garza's Gravatar Reese Garza
    April 5, 2012 - 2:12 pm | Permalink

    Now that we know the winner of the Golden Halo, can we get a mug with the portrait of Mary Magdalene on the back? So we can remember how saintly she IS every time we drink our coffee (or …).
    Thanks for your efforts! You are awesome!

  14. Jenni's Gravatar Jenni
    April 5, 2012 - 3:33 pm | Permalink

    Yes, I want a Mary Mag mug too!! Thank you so much for this season of Lent Madness!

  15. Mary-Elise's Gravatar Mary-Elise
    April 5, 2012 - 5:34 pm | Permalink

    What about the tattoo design ?

  16. Jennifer's Gravatar Jennifer
    April 5, 2012 - 5:35 pm | Permalink

    I want a Mary Mag doll…that can turn inside out to become a lion!

    Will settle for (next year?) a big sturdy “green” Lent Madness 2013 grocery tote bag with a grid of portraits of ALL the saints on the back, that comes with a tiny DIY iron-on halo to put on the winner, or on ‘the winner in your heart’ for people who object to the voting results. Or a t-shirt of same. The artwork has indeed been beautiful – esp. love the icons of moderns saints – may not translate well to t-shirt size – may have to settle for just a list of names (and places?) like concert dates on band tour souvenir shirt — but the iron-on halo is non-negotiable….oh Supreme Ones…

  17. Toni's Gravatar Toni
    April 16, 2012 - 12:16 pm | Permalink

    Can I still order mug and book? It might help with LMW

  18. June 30, 2012 - 6:49 pm | Permalink

    How about pajamas and nightshirts with the 2013 bracket so we can sleep on our decisions? And an indelible pen to write in the winners of the brackets as we go.

  19. Susan's Gravatar Susan
    July 6, 2012 - 10:22 am | Permalink

    I, too, desire a Lent Madness T-shirt with the bracket on the back. Now, during the summer months would be especially swell. I’m a lay Franciscan (TSSF) and a runner and such a shirt would look great flying around the Astoria (Queens) Park or the Central Park Reservoir. Also, it’d be good advertising for 2013.

    Also, I would love to see the book in a paper form for those of us who don’t use electronic media for reading! I have a 10-y-o son, with whom I’d love to read the book!

  20. Daniel Horne's Gravatar Daniel Horne
    February 10, 2013 - 5:33 pm | Permalink

    I also would like a copy of “Calemdar of the Saints” in paper format, rather than digital. Not everyone has an e-reader.

  21. Tessa Lucero's Gravatar Tessa Lucero
    February 11, 2013 - 2:44 pm | Permalink

    I agree. Paper as well as e-reader format. Some of us are not sold on electronic readers.

  22. Elizabeth Byrd's Gravatar Elizabeth Byrd
    February 14, 2013 - 8:22 pm | Permalink

    Yes. Paper, please.

  23. Sally Duernberger's Gravatar Sally Duernberger
    February 15, 2013 - 9:53 pm | Permalink

    Yes, yes. A book, please!

  24. Margret's Gravatar Margret
    February 16, 2013 - 9:36 am | Permalink

    That mug needs some Resurrection Blend coffee.


  25. February 16, 2013 - 12:53 pm | Permalink

    I’m in full support of frontal brackets, Lent Madness blends, and t-shirts. But maybe we could add saintly bobbleheads? Proudly display your favorites on your dash or pulpit?

  26. Victoria's Gravatar Victoria
    February 19, 2013 - 8:03 pm | Permalink

    How about a selection of 32 chocolate saints for next year’s madness? Oh, wait no this is Lent, huh? Dagnabbit I was envisioning a box or something with indentations for the foil-wrapped chocolate saints set up like the bracket poster… as each day passes, the winning saint moves inward on the poster, leaving the poor, lonely, losing saint behind… what to do, what to do with the los…

    OM NOM NOM. Problem solved. :)

  27. Kathie Killen's Gravatar Kathie Killen
    February 21, 2013 - 1:03 pm | Permalink

    I received my Lent Madness 1013 mug yesterday and noticed that it is made for right-handed imbibers. As a leftie, when I drink from it, instead of seeing Mary Mags, I see a blank canvas. Hoping that the next mug design will make it all the way around. I love Lent Madness and am having great fun reading and learning about the holy women and men on whose shoulders we stand.

    • Diane Lynch's Gravatar Diane Lynch
      March 9, 2013 - 4:47 pm | Permalink

      discrimination!!! ;)

  28. Nancy Evans's Gravatar Nancy Evans
    February 23, 2013 - 1:48 pm | Permalink

    I agree we need a wider selection. I like the idea of travel mugs!

    • Diane Lynch's Gravatar Diane Lynch
      March 9, 2013 - 4:49 pm | Permalink

      I love the travel mug idea as well…in the shape of a McDonalds cup.

  29. Velma Race's Gravatar Velma Race
    February 27, 2013 - 3:16 am | Permalink

    I was happy when my mug arrived, but sad when opening to find the handle in many pieces.

  30. Katie's Gravatar Katie
    March 1, 2013 - 12:56 pm | Permalink

    I wish there were a book not for kindle or nook–I know that’s super old fashioned. Even an electronic version I could read on my computer would be great. I just haven’t invested in an e-reader yet.

    • March 19, 2013 - 6:37 am | Permalink

      I too would like the book in a non-Kindle/Nook version – if not on paper, at least in an iBooks compatible format.

  31. Diane Lynch's Gravatar Diane Lynch
    March 9, 2013 - 4:46 pm | Permalink

    I’d love a button next year that says, “Ask Me About Lent Madness” :) I LOVE my cup, btw. THANK you!

  32. March 28, 2013 - 9:28 am | Permalink

    Will Frances’s face be featured on a mug, now that she’s won the golden halo? Please, for those of us who really liked the 20th century, would you make the book available in a paperback edition as well?
    In addition, please give serious consideration to making purple LM T shirts that we can show off to our clergy and “inspire” everyone to get in the “spirit” of Lent.
    Let’s hear it for the ladies! Go Francis, go!
    Maybe I can bake and decorate some golden halos out of sugar cookie dough…hmm.
    This has been fabulous! Painless spiritual education! Kudos to Fathers Scott and Tim.

  33. March 28, 2013 - 11:50 am | Permalink

    Have any mug owners had their handles fall off? Mine came off in the dishwasher. :-(

  34. Kristin's Gravatar Kristin
    March 28, 2013 - 4:15 pm | Permalink

    When will the Frances mug be available?

  35. Patty Small's Gravatar Patty Small
    April 2, 2013 - 5:00 pm | Permalink

    large more generic travel mug ( 16oz or greater! ) perhaps with the bracket and the last few winners? website , purple color

  36. Terry's Gravatar Terry
    April 5, 2013 - 9:22 am | Permalink

    How do I nominate a “saint” for next year? “Holy Women Holy Men” commemorates Pandita Mary Ramabai today, April 5. If ever there was a contender for the golden halo, it is she! Please powers that be, consider her for 2014’s bracket.

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