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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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Are you still under the impression that the only way to lead a life of contemplation, prayer and regular encounters with God can come along for those who live in cloistered monasteries or go off from the world? If you have even a glimmer of this old style thinking, please throw open the windows of your daily life and join us for some new insights! Lori and Alice are glad to be discussing "I Am What I Do: Contemplation and Human Experience" by Dr. Barbara Doherty, S.P.
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Love conquers all. Or does it? Take the case of young Pinkie Brown, teenage mobster and lead character in Graham Greene's searing novel "Brighton Rock." He marries Rose, a shy waitress, in order to prevent her from testifying... more

Have you missed us? Lori and Alice have spent the summer on sabbatical from our show! We feel renewed, refreshed and ready to be back together on our weekly shows! Today we will talk about sabbatical - what it means, what it has... more

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... more

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

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