Harriet Tubman wins 2020 Golden Halo!

Harriet Tubman Gold Halo winner

The Supreme Executive Committee of Lent Madness congratulates Harriet Tubman for winning the 2020 Golden Halo. Harriet became the 11th saint to wear the highly coveted crown by defeating the always-inspiring and statuesque runner up, St. Joseph. She joins previous Golden Halo winners George Herbert (2010), C.S. Lewis (2011), Mary Magdalene (2012), Frances Perkins (2013), Charles Wesley (2014), Francis of Assisi (2015), Dietrich Bonhoeffer (2016), Florence Nightingale (2017), Anna Alexander (2018), and Martha of Bethany (2019).

Harriet Tubman mugWhat’s nearly as important as announcing the Golden Halo winner? Sharing the Lentorium link to the winner’s swag! Be the first one on your block to order the official Harriet Tubman 2020 Golden Halo mug. Your brand new mug will ship later this spring in plenty of time for you to serve your friends warm beverages (from a safe distance and without touching anything).

Want to nominate a saint for Lent Madness 2021? Tim and Scott will be opening up the week-long nomination process (aka Nominationtide) in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!

Finally, blessings to all as we head into the Triduum and enter into the death and resurrection of our Lord. It’s been a privilege to have you join us on our Lenten pilgrimage. Stay safe out there, folks, and know that you remain in our prayers.


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97 comments on “Harriet Tubman wins 2020 Golden Halo!”

  1. Loved doing Lent Madness, as always! Thank you, bloggers, and thank you, Revs. Tim and Scott for your wry commentary. Kudos to Harriet Tubman! And thank you to Brother Lawrence, who helps us to remember to thank God for the mundane, the everyday, the tedious, and to the blogger who advocated for him. Stay healthy, one and all!

  2. I was pretty sure it would come down to Harriet and Joseph. I can't imagine anyone else on the list beating either of them...and I was pretty sure Harriet would win. Hopefully Joseph will get another chance...he was pretty amazing in the strength of his faith and he is so often overlooked and treated as peripheral.

  3. Thanks SO much for another Lent Madness--appreciate your initial idea, time, work, creativity & humor so much, Tim & Scott, the Celeb. Bloggers & all the staff! Stay safe & in good health!

  4. Think the result was influenced by a very USA base of the electorate, rather than a reflection of a broader Christian base. Very interesting . . .

  5. So happy this 2020, that my second visit to lent madness ‘and I have picked the two winners! Hip hip horray! I have learned a lot spiritually, emotionally, and a lot about my own strengths and finding my voice! Something a lot of women do not realize that they are important, not just as mothers and feeders, but, we do have a brain, thoughts and feelings! On another note, I have been trying to order the two mugs for 2019 & 2020, cannot seem to finalize my order, but I will persevere!
    Thank you and praise for all involved in this madness and for me personally, the work put into this very special Lenton Study! Be safe, social distancing is the only way to stop, the spread of this deadly virus!
    Happy 2020 Easter from afar, and I pray we all can celebrate together in 2021! On a personal note, I will be 77 years young Easter Sunday 2020my husbands Gary Anthony will be the only one singing HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!

    1. Happy birthday. My mother was born on Easter Sunday but it nevrr fell on it again. So celebrate one for mom

      1. My daughter was also born on Easter and it has recurred at least once. Her birthday is now Earth Day every year.

  6. Be sure to let Michael Curry (the Presiding Bishop) know that his prediction was right-on!

  7. Thanks, SEC, and Celebrity Bloggers for the most exciting, evocative and moving writing I've read throughout any Lent Madness season. Miguel's write up of Hildegard still echoes in my head and heart. Everyday brought a smile, a chuckle, and an education in the wide variety and depth of people to strive to do good in their everyday lives. I've loved all the comments as well and am happy to have you all included in my social distancing circle. Happy Easter, all! See you next year!

  8. Goodbye, friends! See you next year. Stay safe—wear your masks—wash your hands—keep apart. I will miss y’all and this daily conversation. Thank you, Scott and Tim!

  9. And that’s a wrap on yet another fun and fabulous Lent Madness season! Many thx to Tim and Scott as well as the Celebrity Bloggers. Stay safe and healthy. A blessed Triduum to all. See y’all next year.

  10. Thank you for helping to keep me sane during these weeks of self-isolation. Thank you for introducing me to some saints of whom I had never heard. I have a couple of saints I want to nominate for the 2021 Lent Madness, by which time, I hope, the world will be coronavirus-free. I wish everyone a blessed Triduum, and a joyful and glorious Day of Resurrection. In the meantime, stay home, stay safe, stay well. The life you save may be your own.

  11. Wow, social media is something else, wishes from people we probably in this Life. Will Never meet! Till we meet again, thanks you ✝️❤️❤️

  12. Thank you for this daily bit of levity in the midst of so much confusion. Looking forward to next year. I already have a candidate in mind.

  13. This made my heart leap with joy! Yay, Harriet!
    Lent Madness has been something to look forward to during this unsure time. Thanks for all of your hard work to make this a reality.

  14. Thank you for all your hard work and efforts. I have enjoyed every Lent Madness year since the second run. [That's when my fellow office mate told me about it.] You've given me all sorts of insights into people whom I had never known along with a distraction this year from the YouKnowWhat.

  15. I would like to join with many others in this Lent Madness community in offering such thanks for the 2020 season. The celebrity bloggers were AWESOME this year -- thank you all so much for your instruction and insights. I know Tim and Scott work very hard to keep this going -- again, thank you both so much. And I know there are many people behind the scenes without whom this would never happen -- thanks to you as well, most of whose names I have never "heard." I was going to close by quoting the countdown clock -- only ___ days to wait for LM 2021. The clock hasn't been reset yet as I write. Oh well, I can get out my BCP and look up the date of Ash Thursday. Wait -- that's not on the movable feasts list! How is it possible? Hasta la proxima from Nicaragua.

  16. Is this photograph retouched? I have seen this photograph numerous times, but before the left side of Tubman's mouth did NOT turn up, but was pointing down just like the right wide of her mouth. Is this truly a different photographed, or has it been photo-shopped? If so, shame!

  17. Thank you for Lent Madness. It was especially helpful this year whilst we are in the midst of self isolation.

  18. Thank all of you very much for the hard work that went into Lent Madness for another year. I enjoy reading about the saints and have learned a lot! Long may the program continue. Prayers for good health all around abound. Easter blessings to all.
    Sincerely, Jan Curtis

  19. Tim and Scott, thank you for another exciting Lent Madness!!!! Now what am I going to do all day?

    1. I sing a song of the saints of God,
      patient and brave and true,
      who toiled and fought and lived and died
      for the Lord they loved and knew.
      And one was a doctor, and one was a queen,
      and one was a shepherdess on the green:
      they were all of them saints of God, and I mean,
      God helping, to be one too.

      They loved their Lord so dear, so dear,
      and God’s love made them strong;
      and they followed the right, for Jesus’ sake,
      the whole of their good lives long.
      And one was a soldier, and one was a priest,
      and one was slain by a fierce wild beast:
      and there’s not any reason, no, not the least,
      why I shouldn’t be one too.

      They lived not only in ages past;
      there are hundreds of thousands still;
      the world is bright with the joyous saints
      who love to do Jesus’ will.
      You can meet them in school, or in lanes, or at sea,
      in church, or in trains, or in shops, or at tea;
      for the saints of God are just folk like me,
      and I mean to be one too.

  20. Thank you to Fr. Tim and Fr. Scott, all the fabulous Celebrity Bloggers and the Bracket Czar for yet another inspiring Lent Madness. This is my seventh LM and it never fails to educate, inspire and uplift me. I appreciate the virtual community of all the commentators and wish all of you a most blessed Holy Triduum and a glorious Easter. Be safe and well until we meet again.

  21. Dear Supreme Executive Committee- I have thoroughly enjoyed Lent Madness, learned about a great group of saints, and thank you. Congratulations to Harriet Tubman!

  22. Thank you Tim and Scott for another wonderful season! Especially meaningful this year in such a strange time for our world. LM 2021 seems so far away... you will be missed!

  23. Congratulations Harriet! Thank you to Tim and Scott, all the Celebrity Bloggers, the Bracket Czar, Maestro Shiloh Roby, the staff at Forward Movement, Sr. Diana Doncaster, Michael W, all the Saints, the Lent Madness Global Playing Community and Commentariat-this year's Lenten journey has been especially meaningful. A Blessed Triduum and Glorious Easter to all! Stay safe and well!

  24. I want to thank all my new computer friends and for the wishes you have sent for my 77th! EASTER SUNDAY, God Bless, keep safe, be kind, and continue in our Faith of Who is in Charge of all of us!
    Still trying to get over the sudden passing of our 56 year old niece last Sunday! I can hear you a lot of our friends and family have passed with this a Covid-19, but Susan had just come thru stem cell therapy and it was working and was transferred to another hospital and put in Isolation to keen,her safe , well 2 weeks later a Blood clot from her leg sent straight to her lungs!
    My father a WW11 Juno Survivor always told my brother and I — it is printed on our foreheads when we will come and when we will leave this place we called home, to go HOME with HIM!✝️

  25. This was the first season I didn't receive the voting by email. I tried and tried to get on the email list by clicking on the page to sign up for emails but it didn't work. I just now (4/11) put in my email on the subscribe link so I hope it works. I missed several days because I forgot to log in. Anyway, thanks for your work and humor--always a wonderful Lenten experience.