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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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The writings of Thomas Merton never lose relevance! Frequent listeners know that we visit the well of his words pretty often. This week we are getting together to talk about solitude - funny to think that we don't have to be alone to do that!... more

175 years ago, a small group of French nuns reached their destination after weeks of travel — a forest in southern Indiana. What they did there — and specifically, the life of their leader, Saint Mother Theodore Guerin... more

Find yourself missing the forest for the trees? Ever realize that an hour ago the sun was up and now it's not and you blew another sunset opportunity? Do you get angry at our stapler when it runs out of staples? If YOU see YOU in any of... more

C.S. Lewis, renowned for his children's books, was also a serious poet, and one of the great Christian thinkers of modern times. So you just know his poetry is going incite some deep thinking for you, too! Join Lori and Alice, your hosts, as... more

What a privilege to spend time in our weekly show sharing the Gospel message that was so clearly articulated and modeled by the recent CUBA/US visit by Pope Francis. We hope you will join us as we pick out some wisdom that speaks to... more

What will people say about you after you die? What does your life stand for? Edgar Lee Masters' acclaimed book of poetry, "Spoon River Anthology" provides a backdrop for this week's discussion on "Open Book," your weekly spiritual book... more

Leadership seems to be a very popular concept in our world - lots of best sellers discuss successful leadership, top leadership, women's leadership, men's leadership.....and yet there seems to be no major shift in how we live out our... more

"'Not that I live a moral life, but I do expect it of others. Don't we all?'" So says a character in Timothy Findley's haunting novel "Pilgrim." Is this so? Do we expect more of other people than we do ourselves? Why? And how can we change this... more

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... more

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

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