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Providence on the air presents "Open Book," a weekly spiritual book club designed to open minds about questions of spirituality. We believe that if you're looking for God, all you need to do is open a book!

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What does Jesus' Ascension signify? How is it relevant to our lives today? Andrew Stone Porter's incisive and poignant reflection on this vital celebration puts a whole new spin on what it means to live one's faith in today's world — and the only place you can hear about it (outside of St. William Church in Louisville) is here on "Open Book"! Join Lori and Alice as they discuss social justice, Christ's commitment to the marginalized, and what you ought to be doing instead of asking, "What would Jesus do?"
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Most of us have tried meditation at some point — heck, even Don Draper had a go at it! But have you ever meditated like a mountain? Or a poppy? Or like the ocean or a bird? Find out what all this means (and how to meditate like a... more

Do you feel free to speak out? Are there times when you feel unable to express a deeply held belief? Do you have a secret in your life that you are afraid to share? Have you ever considered yourself beyond God's grace and salvation? Do you... more

Krista Tippett's deeply enriching public radio program "Speaking of Faith" is now a book. And that means it is perfect for Lori and Alice's on-the-air book club! Join us as we dive deep into spirituality, focusing on what we all have in common,... more

Do you ever feel like a squirrel? Every little distraction, noise or change of scenery grabs your attention and pulls you to a new rabbit trail? Do you find being still and attentive impossible? Are you glued to your electronic devices? Do you try to do... more

Many of us know Thomas Merton as a spiritual writer of great depth, but few of us know his poetry. So what better opportunity to get to know it? Join Lori and Alice as they discuss the value of wisdom versus learning, the limits of... more

"We need monastic rules for our ordinary lives....." Pay attention to your reaction to this opening line from Paula D'Arcy's reflection! Does this feel like a warm invitation to something lovely? Are you terrified? Perhaps a little curious to... more

Rock journalist Steve Turner turns a serious eye on Holy Week with a poem that's sure to challenge your perception of the crucifixion. How are we complicit in Jesus' death? What significance does this death have for us today? And how... more

St. Peter hears the cock crow three times and knows that Christ's prediction of his action comes to pass...... Have you ever wondered.....why a rooster? Do I get confirmation of my sinfulness in such clear ways? Can I do anything to avoid the... more

Poet Gwendolyn Brooks paints an alarming picture of charity. What is charity? Who decides who gives it and who needs and receives it? And what does this kind of rationalizing do to us as human beings? Lori and Alice take on the tricky... more

"It is not possible to interfere spiritually in the life of a person", Pope Francis in 2013. Sam Albano's essay references this recent quotation by Pope Francis as he shares a very personal journey as a gay man in the Catholic Church. Sam's... more

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