Lent Madness: Theresa of Avila vs. George HerbertPosted: March 26, 2010
Who will face Julian of Norwich in the Championship? That’s what this match-up between Theresa of Avila and George Herbert will determine. Will it be an all women’s final? Or will George Herbert be able to pull off the upset? So far he’s been the cinderella of Lent Madness. But midnight is soon approaching.
To get to the Final Four, Theresa defeated Bartholomew, Richard Hooker, and Hildegard of Bingen. George Herbert marched past Aiden, Joseph, and John Chrysostom. View the full tournament bracket here: Lent Madness 2010
Herbert’s run has been assisted by prolific (and astute, amusing, etc) blogger Scott Gunn. Father Gunn blogs at Seven Whole Days, a phrase which comes straight out of Herbert’s poetry — “Seven whole days, not one in seven, I will praise thee” — and is incorporated into the hymn “King of Glory, King of Peace.”
As we did with the other Final Four match-up, I’m posting a single hideous work of art depicting the saint in question. The medium doesn’t matter — painting, sculpture, stained glass. It just has to be ugly. Or bizzarre as is the case with this representation of Theresa. Okay. Ugly and bizarre. Am I the only one worried that she’ll ruin her white dress?
I’m afraid there’s no bad art of George Herbert. He just doesn’t lend himself to it — which is either a plus or minus depending on your perspective. A bad painting of George Herbert Walker Bush will have to suffice.