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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 are excited to have a discussion today about the annual Letter Circular that is an official communication sent to all members of the congregation Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary of Woods, Indiana. The General Superior... more

It's a prayer that's familiar to most of us...the only prayer Christ himself gave us. Isn't it time to take a fresh look at it? Lori and Alice do just that, casting a discerning eye on everything from differences in wording to the difficulties the... more

James Martin, SJ has written a lively and very accessible book about what is interesting and attractive to him about saints and saintly people. Join Lori and Alice in a great discussion about what makes a saint and why we love saints.

Anne Sexton's poetry speaks to a deep longing for connection to God. Join Lori and Alice as they once again take on three of her works: "Snow," "Not So. Not So.," and and excerpt from "The Play." We'll discuss hope and how to hang... more

Lori and Alice are looking forward to discussing several poems from Abayomi Animashaun's Hudson prize-winning book "The Giving of Pears". How often do you get to read a poem that references the little known archangel, Uriel?? We... more

How did poet Mary Karr go from unrepentent atheist to Catholic? She charts her journey in the book "Sinners Welcome," which is full of spiritual poetry that packs a punch. Tune in and hear Alice and Lori discuss two of her poems and a... more

Many of our listeners will already be familiar with St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuit order, and his spiritual exercises. Today's discussion will focus on a helpful guidebook by Fr. Timothy Gallagher that explains these Ignatian... more

"Oryx and Crake" is a book of speculative fiction...so what better to do than speculate! Lori and Alice will discuss the value of the arts to humankind, the inevitability of spirituality, and whether or not we are wise enough to know when... more

Who doesn't LOVE Mary Oliver's poetry? Lori and Alice explore this Oliver poem as early Fall comes to the midwest. We hope you will join us for today's show as we discuss the inevitable seasonal ebb and flow of our lives and spiritual... more

After Mrs. Leontina Scales is conked on the head by a statue of Our Lady, strange things start happening, and no one will ever be the same! Join Lori and Alice as they delve into Gregory Maguire's novel "The Next Queen of Heaven,"... more

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