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Lent Madness kicks off today

Lent Madness kicks off today

It’s Lent, and for some of us, that means Lent Madness. This annual event is in its (theologically appropriate) seventh year pitching 32 saints against each other between “Ash Thursday” and Easter, a project shepherded by the Reverends Tim Schenck (its founder) and Scott Gunn. It features celebrity bloggers, weekly videos, a scorecard, bios and vocabulary lists.

Which saints ends up with the Golden Halo? The voting narrows down 32 saints to one (see the bracket below), and the first pair are: Stephen, the church’s first martyr, and Alban, Britain’s first.

You can find out more at the Lent Madness site (they’re also on Twitter and Facebook):

We can assure you this will be a wild, joyful, educational, occasionally gut-wrenching ride. We’re delighted to share this journey with you. Let the Madness begin!

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