Roger imagined a place where anyone “distressed of conscience” could find peace, acceptance, and happiness. People have come to Providence in droves to live out his vision and continue building upon this bay-side haven.
Admit it: you’re guilty of using your phone and headphones as a “do not disturb” sign when out in public, aren’t you?
While having the ability to block out the outside world can be convenient in many scenarios, it also makes it incredibly difficult to approach you.
They had escaped persecution in Massachusetts and hoped to find a home where all would be welcome.
Roger thought a city situated on the edge of Narragansett Bay was nothing short of God’s merciful Providence, so that’s what he named his new sanctuary.
The next time you’re tempted to crawl into your own little bubble at a coffee shop or on the CTA, pull out a book instead.