Our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy have changed. We think you'll like them better this way.

Providence on the air

Providence on the air


Follow This Show

Stay in the know about new episodes and updates.
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!

On-Demand Episodes

Does God just sit back and let us work things out when life gets hard? Is there some "God cure" that is sent down when cancer strikes or unemployment happens in our lives? Lori and Alice discuss a quote from "The Friday Night... more

Delve into the words of the greatest poet you may never have heard of! This week, Alice and Lori take on the works of Sufi poet Rumi. Find out why so many people find comfort and inspiration in his universal themes and beautiful language.

Walt Whitman was an incredibly prolific essayist and poet who lived in the mid-1800's. Lori and Alice discuss an excerpt from his best-known poem "Song of Myself" during this week's show.

Though better known as a scholar, St. Thomas Aquinas also wrote passionate poetry that remains as vital and relevant today as it was in his time. On this show, Alice and Lori will examine some of this poetry and discuss themes such... more

Lori and Alice discuss Anita Diamant's novel, "The Red Tent". The novel retells the Genesis story of Dinah. Look forward to some edgy discussion!

Do marriage, parenthood and life impose harsher strictures on women than men? Do churches ameliorate or exacerbate the situation? Are feminism and religion diametrically opposed? These questions and more will be discussed as Alice... more

Lori and Alice discuss a quote from Gregory Boyle's book "Tattoos on the Heart". Boyle is a Jesuit priest who has spent his life working with the gangs in Los Angeles, CA.

Join Lori and Alice as they discuss this well-known gem from Romantic poet Leigh Hunt. They'll explore topics ranging from the transfiguration of the ordinary to the debate over which religion is "the one true faith." Don't miss it!

This week Lori and Alice discuss a topic about institutuional church from the book "The Habit of Being" by Flannery O'Connor.

What impact does marriage — and sex — have on spirituality? Are they compatible? Alice and Lori discuss ideas from C.S. Lewis' book "The Four Loves," touching on the edicts of St. Paul, the purpose and power of sex, and... more