Lent Madness: Swithun vs. Molly Brant

February 21, 2015 § 1 Comment

Lent Madness 2012

Interesting results in from yesterday! On the Lent Madness site, a complete upset with David Oakerhater capturing 60% to Teresa of Avila’s 40%. St. Luke’s reflected perhaps a more expected response of Teresa of Avila taking 64% to David Oakerhater taking only 36%. And this is why we compare, folks.

Today’s match up is between Swithun vs. Molly Brant. It’s the ONLY Saturday match up, so enjoy!

Remember: vote at Lent Madness here AND ALSO below the saint bios here so we see how the readers of the St. Luke in the Fields blog compare! Results of this match up will be reported the next day.


Saint Swithun, often humorously referenced as the patron of the generic country church “in the field” or “in the swamp,” was an actual Anglo-Saxon bishop and was enshrined at Winchester Cathedral. He is revered for posthumous miracle working and is believed to hold sway over the weather, especially the rain. According to tradition, the weather on his feast day of July 15 continues for forty days. And Californians, take note: Saint Swithun can also be prayed to for the relief of drought.…Read more here.




Molmbrant-bio-portraitbly Brant (Konwatsijayenni “Someone Lends Her a Flower”)

Molly Brant was born in 1736 along the Mohawk River in present-day central New York. In an age when women, much less Native American women, rarely had a voice in public discourse, Molly Brant became a well-regarded Mohawk leader, helping to promote peaceful relations between the Iroquois nation and the British government during the Revolutionary War era. A dedicated Anglican, she came to be known by the Church as the “Witness to the Faith Among the Mohawks.”…..Read more here.




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§ One Response to Lent Madness: Swithun vs. Molly Brant

  • Tony Irwin says:

    Despite her Loyalist sympathies, I voted for Molly Brant. Two of my great, great grandparents emigrated from Edinburgh to Kingston in the early 19th Century. Although as rock-ribbed Presbyterians, I doubt they put tootsie one in the Anglican Church, she helped found.

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