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From darkness into light

I saw how a flower grew
from seed to bloom
from darkness into light
And I knew that could happen
to our world too —
This growing in
and emerging from
Darkness into Light:
A Light that illuminates
Hope;
Whose beams radiate
Healing, Renewal and
Transformation;
Whose rays shine
on the promise
of Life again.

And what of our world?
It will be flowering
for all to see!

— Cathy Lamperski Dearing,
Providence Associate

(Originally published in the Summer 2021 issue of HOPE magazine.)

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Cathy Lamperski Dearing

Providence Associate Cathy Lamperski Dearing was taught by the Sisters of Providence in Indianapolis growing up. Cathy works as a physical therapist at A Caring Place Adult Day Services in Indianapolis, a program of Catholic Charities. She is also an adjunct faculty member at University of Indianapolis in the physical therapy doctoral degree program. Cathy is married and has three young adult children. She is a member of St. Barnabas Parish in Indianapolis and enjoys reading, writing poetry, playing the flute, attending retreats, walking and going out to breakfast.

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