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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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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

If you have ever experienced a moment of spiritual awakening in the presence of nature, this show is for you! Writer Wendell Berry has compiled a book of poetry inspired by his walks on his Kentucky property on Sundays, his way of giving... more

Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the liturgical season of Lent. Alice and Lori will talk about a spiritual exercise called "The Examen" and how it can have impact on supporting our Lentern journey and bring us closer to God. We hope... more

Anyone who's listened to our show knows that Alice and Lori are Providence Associates. But what on earth does this mean? What is an Associate and what does he or she do? And what is it about the Sisters of Providence that... more

We love Pope Francis! Doesn't everyone? Let's talk about LOVE people! Okay, we WILL! After all, Pope Francis talks about LOVE all the time! What a novel concept! We hope you will join us for this show!

Therese of Lisieux, or The Little Flower, is a fascinating saint. Lori and Alice return to her memoirs, "The Story of a Soul" to talk about women in the Catholic Church, how small actions can lead to great holiness, maintaining faith in difficult... more

Lori and Alice share with listeners this link to an interview with Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke. His interviewer is Matthew James Christoff of the New Emangelization Project. Our candid discussion will include quotations from Cardinal Burke's... more

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