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Tag Archives: lent madness
Lenten Devotions: It’s Not Too Late!
It’s already the first Saturday of Lent – maybe you never settled on a devotion or spiritual discipline to take on this Lent, and you’re feeling awkward or ashamed or defeated. But fear not! It’s not too late. It’s never … Continue reading
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Ready for Lent?
Ready or not, here we go: Lent starts this Wednesday. Are you ready? Have you got a Lenten practice in mind, a particular form of the traditional Lenten practices prayer, fasting, and almsgiving? Are you giving something up? Taking something … Continue reading
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Holy Week Potpourri
A jumble of things that have been going on this week: – On Monday, Pope Francis sent a Passover telegram to the Chief Rabbi of Rome: A few days on from our meeting, and with renewed gratitude for your having … Continue reading
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Special Saturday Round: Vote for Ignatius!
This is the only Saturday during Lent that will offer us an opportunity to vote in Lent Madness. And it’s a tough call for me today: Ignatius of Antioch, one of the earliest figures of the church in the post-apostolic … Continue reading
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Vote for Macrina!
I’m a bit late with this post since there’s been so much else going on, but it’s not too late to vote for Macrina the Younger in the first round of Lent Madness. We studied Macrina in my Early Church … Continue reading
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Play-in Round Today! John Donne, or T. S. Eliot?
Contrary to the statement made in my previous post, the 2013 bracket has not, in fact, been finalized yet: the remaining open slot will be determined today. It’s certain that Agnes of Rome will face off against an English poet, … Continue reading
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Lent Madness is Coming!
Lent Madness is back for 2013! with a new bracket of 64 saints and new theme song music for the “Monday Madness” color commentary videos. If you have no idea what I’m talking about… let me explain. Lent Madness is … Continue reading
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Lent Madness celebrity blogger Meredith Gould shared her Pinterest board of images of Mary Magdalene in her writeup (aka lobbying) for today’s match. Thanks, Meredith – these are beautiful! (I voted for Mary Magdalen, in case you couldn’t guess. 😉 … Continue reading
Lent Madness: the Faithful Four
Don’t forget to vote this Monday and Tuesday in the Faithful Four round: Monday: Mary Magdalen vs Margaret of Scotland Tuesday: Dietrich Bonhoeffer vs Emma of Hawaii There are already two blog posts up with some devotional reflections on their … Continue reading
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The Elate Eight, and some saintly Stuff
So I haven’t been posting regularly about Lent Madness, but I’ve been following along and voting every day. The Round of Saintly Sixteen concluded on Monday, and yesterday began the Round of Elate Eight: Tuesday: Mary Magdalen vs Evelyn Underhill … Continue reading
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