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Posted: Feb. 8, 2021

Learning about the Saints through Lent Madness

We have all probably heard about “March Madness” before, but did you know that in The Episcopal Church we have something called “Lent Madness” too? Lent Madness is an offering of Forward Movement, a publishing ministry of our church, and it blends the fun and competitive nature of March Madness with the opportunity to learn about the various saints listed in the prayer book.

Each year, before the start of the saintly smackdown, a bracket of 32 is saint is set up in a single elimination format. Making your own bracket for Lent Madness at home is a free and easy way to help your family learn more about the saints of God who came before us. Not only is there biographical info accompanying each competing saint, but Lent Madness also introduces quotes and quirks from each saint, saintly legends, and more about the lives of those battling for the Golden Halo.

Forward Movement says that Lent Madness is all about “allowing people to get to know some amazing people who have come before us in the faith and reminding one another that there’s no reason for a dreary Lenten discipline. If this helps people connect with the risen Christ during this season of penitence and renewal, and have a bit of fun in the process, then it continues to be worthwhile.” And to add our own bit of fun to this annual tradition, if you register your pick for Golden Halo winner as a GHTC parishioner then you can win a free mug featuring them straight from Forward Movement in you are right!

Check out these Lent Madness links below, and join in with us in some saintly competition this Lent.

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