Category Archives: Lent Madness 2014

Harriet Bedell vs. Thomas Gallaudet

Since they were both teachers, among other things, Harriet Bedell vs. Thomas Gallaudet can mean only one thing: Educational Armageddon! The winner of this penultimate (we just love saying that word) match-up of the Saintly Sixteen will square off against Harriet Beecher Stowe in the next round. Yesterday Phillips Brooks defeated Catherine of Siena by […]

Phillips Brooks vs. Catherine of Siena

Today’s match-up features two saintly souls with devilish potential for misspellings. Calling Phillips Brooks “Philip” is like calling Johns Hopkins “John” while spelling Catherine’s home of Siena with two “n’s” rather than one is like spelling Saint Monnica with one “n” rather than two. Wait, what? Anyway, there’s a lot of spelling on the line […]

Lent Madness love from NPR

If you woke up to the sound of Tim’s voice this morning, we apologize. If your commute was rudely interrupted by talk of Lent Madness, we’re sorry. If you spilled your skinny latte all over yourself and nearly drove your Volvo off the road at the mention of the Golden Halo, we’re not liable (according […]

Lydia vs. John of the Cross

It’s hard to believe but we are now officially halfway through the Round of the Saintly Sixteen. Four more battles and we’re on to the Elate Eight. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves just yet. To savor each day and immerse ourselves in the match-up at hand is part of the Lent Madness discipline. […]

Marketing Deal Announced

The following article first appeared on Episcopal Cafe’s The Lead. While we’re generally grumpy about the fact that this “cafe” still hasn’t delivered our double espressos, we’re impressed with their nose for news. They scooped every other media outlet to get this story, including the SEC. Tim and Scott did want to squash one rumor, […]

Anna Cooper vs. J.S. Bach

In a 2014 bracket quirk, Celebrity Blogger Heidi Shott is shepherding her “Killer B’s” through the Saintly Sixteen this week. Bach, Bedell, and Brooks are all doing battle over the next few days. Today we begin Heidi Week with J.S. Bach taking on Anna Cooper in a contest between an activist and a musician. One […]

Harriet Beecher Stowe vs. Alcuin

You know what’s great about today? (Well, besides the fact that it’s Monday and a lot of clergy — and half of the Supreme Executive Committee — have the day off). We begin an entire week of Saintly Sixteen match-ups! We kick things off with a 19th century laywoman taking on an 8th century deacon. […]

Update from the Archbishops and Something for the Kids

Before we bring you this week’s update from everyone’s favorite deceased archbishops, we’d like to alert you to some excellent resources for children (or children at heart). Yes, one could view this as a shameless advertisment from Forward Movement, the sponsors of Lent Madness. Or one could choose to view this as a helpful advertisement […]

Pastoral Epistle from the Archbishops

To: Our Well-Beloved Viewers in Christ From: The Archbishops — Colour Commentators of Lent Madness Heaven via The Clairvoyatron 2100 Maple Anglican’s Basement [Redacted] Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Greetings, It is with great joy that we wish to announce that our well-beloved in Christ, Mary Ann Grennen, has been drawn as the winner of the contest […]

F.D. Maurice vs. Julia Chester Emery

With their life spans overlapping by 20 years, today’s battle sees F.D. Maurice take on Julia Chester Emery as both vie to advance to the next round. The pairing of contemporaries in Lent Madness is rare (unless they happen to be siblings) so there’s that. They’re also closely identified with initials: “F.D.” Maurice and Julia […]