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Lent Madness, a blog started by Episcopal Rev. Tim Schenck to help people “learn about the men and women comprising the Church’s Calendar of Saints,” is featuring our very own Philander Chase today. The blog is a takeoff on March Madness:
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 Final Four; two to the Championship; and the winner is awarded the coveted Golden Halo.
Today, Bishop Chase (“with what just might be the best name in Lent Madness”) is going up against Thomas Merton, a “20th century monk/best-selling author” who apparently “died from an electric shock from a faulty fan in Bangkok while attending a meeting of religious leaders.”
Well, sorry, Thomas, but Philander is totally going to beat you, just like that electric fan did. As Lent Madness predicted might happen, Kenyon College is going to rally to put the first of Kenyon’s goodly race over the top. The Thrill calls on all Kenyon students, alumni, faculty, staff and any other various Philander supporters out there to click here and cast your vote for our founder (scroll down the page to the voting section). Currently, Philander is neck in neck with Thomas, so help him pull ahead!