Category Archives: Lent Madness 2019

Hrotsvitha vs. Gobnait

Yesterday, in a surprising rout, Phillips Brooks was relegated to the O Little Town of Lent Madness Infamy, as Marguerite d’Youville trounced him 70% to 30% to advance to the Saintly Sixteen. She’ll face the winner of Damien of Molokai vs. Pandita Ramabai in the next round. But life, like Lent, moves on. And today […]

Phillips Brooks vs. Marguerite d’Youville

In yesterday’s Biblical action, Tabitha nailed Dismas 76% to 24% to advance to the Saintly Sixteen, where she’ll face the winner of Ananias vs. Photini. Today we leap forward nearly two millennia to encounter a nineteenth century Boston preacher and the second Canadian to appear in Lent Madness 2019. Phillips (don’t call me Phillip) Brooks […]

Monday Madness — March 18, 2019

Gather up the children, wheel in the elders, procure a giant bucket of purple popcorn, and settle in for this week’s all-new episode of Monday Madness. That’s right, folks, this is not the Lenten equivalent of a Law & Order rerun from 2002. This is a brand new episode filmed live on this very day! […]

Tabitha vs. Dismas

After a weekend in which people around the globe wore green, marched in parades, celebrated Irish heritage, and wondered how in the world St. Patrick could have lost to Constance in the first round of Lent Madness 2011, we’re back for another full week of saintly thrills and spills! Believe it or not, we’re halfway […]

Mellitus vs. Ephrem of Nisibis

In perhaps the first true resounding upset of Lent Madness 2019, Marina the Monk swept aside Dominic 62% to 38% to secure a spot in the Saintly Sixteen against Ignatius of Loyola. In the last matchup of the first full week of the saintly season, it’s Mellitus vs. Ephrem of Nisibis. Or Bishop vs. Deacon […]

Dominic vs. Marina the Monk

In yesterday’s saintly action, Richard Allen defeated Hannah Grier Coome 61% to 39% to advance to the Saintly Sixteen, where he’ll face William Wilberforce for a shot at the Elate Eight. Today it’s Dominic vs. Marina the Monk in this intriguing battle of monastics. The winner of this matchup will square off against Ignatius of […]

Hannah Grier Coome vs. Richard Allen

In the closest battle of Lent Madness 2019 to date, Nicodemus edged James the Greater 51% to 49% yesterday to advance to the Saintly Sixteen where he’ll face Martha of Bethany for a shot at the Elate Eight. See? Every (single) vote counts! But be aware that multiple voting will get you cast out into […]

Behind the Purple Curtain

On rare occasions, we offer the Lent Madness public a brief glimpse into the men behind the madness. Tim Schenck and Scott Gunn, the self-appointed Supreme Executive Committee of Lent Madness, prefer to remain shrouded in purple mystery. This week, however, both of them engaged in non-SEC related conversations and we thought we’d share them. […]

James the Greater vs. Nicodemus

After a day in which two ascetics battled it out in the wilderness, John Chrysostom emerged victorious over Margaret of Cortona 53% to 47% — despite a late push by Margaret — to advance to the Saintly Sixteen. He’ll face the winner of Mellitus vs. Ephrem of Nisibis. Today we return to the Biblical quadrant […]

Monday Madness — March 11, 2019

It’s Monday, and that means it’s time for another epic episode of Monday Madness, in which Tim and Scott bring you Oscar-worthy* weekly updates on Lent Madness action. As the name would indicate, the Supreme Executive Committee is extremely humble. In today’s episode, which they filmed on their knees, they leave their comfort zone to […]