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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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Lori and Alice read and discuss two selections by a favorite poet, Mary Oliver. Join us as we explore beautiful poetic imagery and great big ideas about God, creation and our human journey on earth. We miss you when you're not with us!

So much to say about a woman about whom so little (in the Bible, anyway) is written! We're talking about Mary, mother of Jesus, and in particular the things said about her by the early Cistercian monks whose patient study of scripture... more

What do we know — really — about a woman who only speaks seven times in all of the Bible? Such is the mystery of Mary, mother of Jesus. The Cistercian monks, who have claimed a special devotion to Mary for hundreds of... more

As we journey through Lent to Holy Week.....as we individually reflect on our lives and the areas where we most need to feel God's closeness....as we struggle through our human feelings of loss, aloneness, fear, abandonment.....we wonder... more

Would you believe me if I told you that George Herbert — a 17th century poet — had ideas about prayer that you've never considered before? Ideas and images so new and revolutionary, we could spend an entire show... more

Ash Wednesday begins a 40 day journey called Lent. Lent is a time of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. It is a time of reflection, forgiveness, change, mercy - the list goes on and on. Perhaps this year, it can be a time to spend time in deep... more

God as bread. God as a laboring woman. God as a dog. Sound heretical? These are all metaphors for God that are used in the Bible! Lauren Winner's stunning book "Wearing God" brings some of these images forward for... more

If you haven't read ANYTHING by Pope Francis but have always been meaning to....if you want to share in the struggles of other people trying to understand and live the gospel message....if you have a few minutes to join us today,... more

God as bread. God as a laboring woman. God as a dog. Sound heretical? These are all metaphors for God that are used in the Bible! Lauren Winner's stunning book "Wearing God" brings some of these images forward for new... more

Are we the only humans who find ourselves turning toward thoughts of what is to come in the new year? What new habits of body, mind or heart could be possible for us? How do we mark the days of our lives so that they are not lost?... more

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