Category Archives: Championship

For the Golden Halo: Harriet Bedell vs. Charles Wesley

We embarked upon this Lent Madness journey over five weeks ago on “Ash Thursday.” With your help we have whittled the field of 32 saints down to two: Harriet Bedell and Charles Wesley. Who will walk away with the coveted Golden Halo of Lent Madness 2014? Only 24 hours and your voting participation will reveal […]

For the Golden Halo: Frances Perkins vs. Luke the Evangelist

Well, friends, we began this Lent Madness journey over five weeks ago on “Ash Thursday.” We started with 32 saints and have now whittled the field down to two: Frances Perkins and Luke the Evangelist. While there’s been lots of talk about modern saints vs. “bedrock” saints and the “fairness” of it all, in the […]

Mary Magdalene Wins 2012 Golden Halo!

Congratulations to 2012 Golden Halo Winner — Mary Magdalene! The Holy Gospel of Lent Madness, according to the Supreme Executive Committee. Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. But Mary stood weeping […]

For the Golden Halo: Mary Magdalene vs. Emma of Hawaii

We began this Lent Madness journey over five weeks ago on “Ash Thursday.” We started with 32 saints and have now whittled the field down to two: Mary Magdalene and Emma of Hawaii (who staged a wild comeback against Dietrich Bonhoeffer yesterday). Along the way we’ve met some truly remarkable holy women and men. Perhaps […]