Ready for Lent Madness? Pick out your golden halo winner with help from the 2016 SaintlyScorecard. Inspired by college basketball tournaments, Lent Madness pits 32 saints against each other in a bracket, as each saint seeks to win the coveted Golden Halo. This indispensable guide includes biographies of the thirty-two saints vying for the golden halo, tips on how to use Lent Madness as a tool for formation, a handy fold-out bracket with all the pairings, and Saintly Sprinkles recipes for saints-related sweet treats and tasty breads. New this year is Pocket Lent Cards of previous Golden Halo winners with key vital stats.
Lent Madness was initiated by Episcopal priest Tim Schenck in 2010 and found its home at Forward Movement in 2012. Lent Madness engages thousands of people each season of Lent as they learn together about the lives of amazing men and women—and have a lot of fun!
“There is a deep benefit to learning about the saints. As we learn more about the ‘great cloud of witnesses’ — those saints who have gone before us — we invite the communion of saints to pray with us for our needs and the needs of the world,” says the Rev. Canon Scott Gunn, executive director of Forward Movement.
“This is the third year we’ve put out the Saintly Scorecard and it’s a terrific resource for guiding Lent Madness veterans and first timers alike,” Schenck adds. “After all, you can’t know the 2016 saints without a scorecard!”
The 2016 Saintly Scorecard is available now, with a cover price of $3. Bookstore and bulk orders receive additional discounts. To order, call 1-800-543-1813 or visit www.forwardmovement.org. Ebook is available on Kindle, Nook, and iBook platforms.