You’ve heard of March Madness, but have you discovered Lent Madness?
This popular annual competition to see who will get the Golden Halo – and be the reigning saint (by popular vote) of the year? Join with 4000+ Episcopalians and their friends, who have gotten into the fun of daily voting between two great persons in Christendom throughout the days of Lent. Last year’s winner? Frances Perkins. Who will it be this year? Cast your vote each day,
The format is straightforward: 32 saints are placed into a tournament-like single elimination bracket. Each pairing remains open for a set period of time and people vote for their favorite saint.
16 saints make it to the Round of the Saintly Sixteen;
eight advance to the Round of the Elate Eight;
four make it to the Faithful Four;
two to the Championship;
and the winner is awarded the coveted Golden Halo.
The first round consists of basic biographical information about each of the 32 saints. Things get a bit more interesting in the subsequent rounds as we offer quotes and quirks, explore legends, and even move into the area of saintly kitsch.