Lent Madness: William Laud vs. Kamehameha

February 25, 2015 § 2 Comments

Lent Madness 2012On the Lent Madness site, Thecla kicked John Keble to the curb with a 58% win over Keble’s 42%. On the St. Luke’s site, however, a complete draw between Thecla and Keble with each capturing 50%!

Today’s match up is William Laud vs. Kamehameha.

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.


William_Laud-226x300William Laud

William Laud was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1633–1640 and remains among the most controversial figures in the history of Anglicanism. Heralded by many as a martyr and condemned by others as a tyrant and bigot, Laud was among the most visible proponents of a uniquely English brand of anti-Calvinism in the seventeenth-century Church. As such, he was in near constant conflict with English Puritans of his day..…Read more here.



On January 11, 1855 Hawaii crowned a new, young monarch — King Kamehameha IV.

With his wife Queen Emma, Kamehameha set forth to transform the Hawaiian islands by offering his people a new way, new healthcare methods, and a new faith — Christianity.

Kamehameha was born on February 9, 1834. As a young man, he toured the United States, Central America, and Europe, and he discovered Christianity — and Anglicanism in particular....Read more here.

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§ 2 Responses to Lent Madness: William Laud vs. Kamehameha

  • Judy Williamson Batson says:

    This is a tough one, but given the hard time those Calvinists stirred up, something I learned about previously on Lent Madness, I’m going with Laud. Sharing at unrelenting2015.wordpress.com, my first attempt at learning how to blog (and also one of my Lenten practices for 2015).

  • Judy Williamson Batson says:

    Reblogged this on UnreLENTing and commented:
    Reminder to check out Lent Madness and vote. My saint “won” yesterday, but I’m still sad that Theresa of Avila didn’t win in her bracket! That’s madness for you!

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