Lent Madness: Jackson Kemper vs. Margery Kempe

March 4, 2015 Comments Off on Lent Madness: Jackson Kemper vs. Margery Kempe

Lent Madness 2015Elizabeth won in no uncertain terms on the Lent Madness site,  sending  Brigid home 68% to 32%. On the St. Luke’s site, however, we had a dead heat between these two women reflecting the difficulty of voting between such two formidable women.

Today’s match up is Jackson Kemper vs. Margery Kempe. “Sometimes matchups exist solely because the SEC likes the names involved.” It’s hard to contain the mirth of the Supreme Executive Committee, folks.

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.


unnamed-222x300Jackson Kemper

The seemingly inexhaustible Jackson Kemper served as the first missionary bishop in The Episcopal Church,working over the course of a thirty-five-year ministry in such untamed wilderness territories as Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, and especially Wisconsin, where he established the Nashotah House seminary and eventually made his home.....Read more here.


unnamed2Margery Kempe

The first autobiography written in English is something of a mystical revelation, travel diary, opinion essay, theological discourse, and personal diary all in one. Margery Kempe, who lived in the late-fourteenth to early-fifteenth century, was a middle-class woman living in Norfolk in eastern England.

She began The Book of Margery Kemperecalling a series of crises during and after her pregnancy. She felt tempted by the devil not to confess her sins. In response, she fasted, performed acts of charity, and…Read more here.

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