Category Archives: Lent Madness 2021

Absalom Jones vs. Catherine Booth

Hey, look! You survived the first round of the Elate Eight and have returned for more Saintly Kitsch. Kudos to you! Yesterday, in a hotly contested battle, Benedict the Moor narrowly defeated Camillus de Lellis 52%to 48% to nail down the first spot in the Faithful Four. Today Absalom Jones faces Catherine Booth. To get […]

Camillus de Lellis vs. Benedict the Moor

And then, believe it or not, there were eight! Today, and for the rest of the week, we will work our way through the Elate Eight, aka the Round of Saintly Kitsch. Not long from now, one of these saintly souls will be crowned with the 2021 Golden Halo: Camillus de Lellis, Benedict the Moor, […]

Monday Madness — Elate Eight Edition

We love alliteration here at Lent Madness HQ. So naturally, we’re bringing you the Elate Eight Edition of Marvelous Monday Madness. Tim and Scott are back with another award-winning* episode of Monday Madness, in which they partake in a couple of annual traditions. And not just because they’ve run out of fresh material. First, there’s […]

Isidora vs. Catherine of Genoa

Welcome to the first matchup of the week AND the last battle of the Saintly Sixteen. The first will be last, and the last will be first, apparently, and all that. Today we return to the ever-confusing Confusion Corner quadrant of the bracket as Isidora the Simple faces Catherine of Genoa. You’ll recall that to […]

Ives of Kermartin vs. Dunstan

In the last battle of the week — and the penultimate matchup of the Saintly Sixteen — Ives of Kermartin faces Dunstan. To get here, Ives beat Jacapone da Todi while Dunstan took out Maryam of Qidun. In a hotly contested battle yesterday, Absalom Jones snuck past Marianne Cope 52% to 48% to snag a […]

Marianne Cope vs. Absalom Jones

Welcome to another day in this long and winding saintly road that is Lent Madness. Today we get Marianne Cope taking on Absalom Jones with the prize being a date in the Elate Eight with Catherine Booth. Yesterday, in the greatest margin of victory thus far in our fair little Lenten bracket, Benedict the Moor […]

Euphrosyne vs. Benedict the Moor

With Melangell no longer in the bracket, the most-difficult-name-to-pronounce award gets handed over to Euphrosyne, who takes on Benedict the Moor in today’s Saintly Sixteen action. To get here, Euphrosyne made it past Evagrius the Solitary while Benedict took down Nino of Georgia. The winner of this matchup will face Camillus de Lellis in the […]

Albert the Great vs. Theodora the Empress

Sure, Confusion Corner is a bit less confusing in the Saintly Sixteen, but it’s no less compelling. Today Albert the Great, who defeated Leo the Great, faces Theodora the Empress, who took down Theodora of Alexandria. Who will be victorious, the Great one or the Empress? That’s the question of the day. Yesterday Arnulf of […]

Monday Madness — March 15, 2021

In the go-go world of Lent Madness, the fun never ends. Don’t believe us? Tune in to this week’s episode of Monday Madness, which is both action-packed and fun-filled. OK, there’s not much action. Anyway, Tim and Scott are back with plenty to talk about as the Saintly Sixteen rolls on. You’ll learn about a […]

Egeria vs. Arnulf of Metz

Who’s ready for a full week of madcap Saintly Sixteen action? Well, ready or not, it’s coming your way as Lent Madness 2021 continues in earnest. Today it’s Egeria vs. Arnulf of Metz as they vie for a shot at the Elate Eight. To get here, Egeria made it past Tarcisius while Arnulf took down […]