Mug Shot Winner Announced!

Ever since we announced our Mug Shot contest, we have been inundated with photos of Lent Madness fans and their mugs. While we Lent Madness mugsusually put things to a vote around here, the Supreme Executive Committee is pulling rank and simply pronouncing a winner. Supremity does have its privileges after all.

But before we announce the winner -- who will receive the famous cardboard cutout of 2015 Golden Halo winner, Francis of Assisi (as seen on Monday Madness) -- we thought we'd share some of our favorite Mug Shots. These are just a few of the many we received! Check out more by searching for "#LentMadness #MugShot" on Facebook or Twitter. We also received quite a few by email. We really enjoyed seeing how creative the Lent Madness Global Viewing Public can be.

Thanks to everyone who submitted photos on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. You may not have won the grand prize but you are, as we understand it, still a winner in God's sight.

So, enjoy scrolling through some of these pictures and note that in our benevolence, we have awarded prizes to the top three. The First Runner Up will receive an "evergreen" (okay, ever-purple mug). The Runner Up will receive a mug featuring the to-be-determined 2016 Golden Halo winner. And, of course, the Grand Prize gets to live with an actual saint!








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The HONORABLE MENTION goes to Christ Episcopal Church Springfield, MO (and St. Helena).12803038_10153945891194476_4024226990469742262_n

The FIRST RUNNER UP goes to Sunday School at Church of the Holy Cross in North Plainfield, NJ.12829502_790698954369978_8477529857860363325_o

The RUNNER UP goes to Church of the Good Shepherd in Acton, MA.10550090_790702034369670_8410895598968875255_o

And the GRAND PRIZE goes to...

Francis at GC

Just kidding. The SEC isn't eligible.

The GRAND PRIZE really goes to...Oliver_eight years old!


CONGRATULATIONS! And thanks to everyone for playing along.

Now we're off to attempt to somehow jam St. Francis into a box...


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85 comments on “Mug Shot Winner Announced!”

  1. A shout-out to all the saints-in-the-making who participated in this event. Congratulations to all the winners, and extra-special congratulations to Oliver, the Grand Champion of Lent Madness 2016 (Mug Shot edition).

  2. We couldn't have asked for a more appropriate result. Cheers to the SEC! And congratulations to Oliver!

  3. Oliver, congratulations! Your posts, done so promptly every morning, have been a joy and an inspiration. I haven't always agreed, but I admire how you reach your conclusions c

  4. Congratulations, Oliver!
    It is nice to see you after reading your thoughtful and faithful posts!

  5. How wonderful that Oliver won! And I'm so pleased to be able to put a face to the person whose posts make me smile all during Lent. Good choice, SEC.

  6. Woo hoo, Oliver!!! Congratulations for winning the mug shot grand prize! I think it's neat that you also have been a faithful voter & I love reading your comments! You rock!

  7. Way to go, Oliver. I enjoy reading your posts every morning and congratulate you on your win! I am in Arizona.

  8. The Sunday School of The Church of the Holy Cross North Plainfield, NJ thank you for the honor of First
    Runner Up. Our kids and teacher Robyn have done a fantastic job this year - and had a grate time doing it. They set a high bar for our congregation.

  9. Congratulations, Oliver. You always know how to get to the heart of the matter re any matchup.