Author Archives: Rachel Peach

About Rachel Peach

Rachel Peach is based in Houston. She is from Ohio, and renewed her temporary promises of poverty, chastity, and obedience within Regnum Christi consecrated life on August 18, 2013.

Discovering the Gifts

John Paul II had a meditation on “givenness” that is based on the overarching premise that “Every person, in some way, is a gift to us.” When I first read through it a few years back, I was struck by … Continue reading

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The Kingdom is Little, Near, Real

When Pope Francis was in Poland this past July, he gave a  beautifully simple and rich homily on the Kingdom. When I was preparing for the Feast of Christ the King, I clicked around online to find his homily again … Continue reading

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Mercy Hasn’t Petered Out

The Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy isn’t over. Yet. This week in Challenge, the team leaders and I were talking to our ECyD girls about the year of mercy and how we’re going to finish strong- live it to the … Continue reading

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I Met A Disciple!

Last Saturday I was accompanying a group of high school boys and girls for a monthly service project. This first one of the year was visiting a local nursing home. On the back of their missions t-shirt was the quote … Continue reading

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“An International Encounter”

We had the realization all at once. Out of the 9 people in the room, there were 6 countries represented: United States, Mexico, Spain, Hungary, France, and El Salvador. Each week for our Encounter with Christ, during our final vows … Continue reading

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“The Red Pen”

It finally died. Six years of faithful service. It was the same red pen that I first received when I arrived to our formation center in Greenville, RI: Mater Ecclesiae College, entering consecrated life in Regnum Christi. I found it … Continue reading

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The Last Month of 23

I was able to spend the last month of being 23 years old, alone with God, letting Him probe my heart and draw me deeper into Himself. My month-long spiritual exercises started May 27th and ended June 26th, my 24th … Continue reading

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Don’t Give…Me Up

A few days before heading to Rome for the summer, I stopped through Hartville, Ohio to visit my family. Twelve-year-old Miriam and ten-year-old Isaiah had a piano concert Sunday afternoon, and we went as a family to see them perform. … Continue reading

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When all the World is on Your Shoulders

I was sitting on a chair outside one morning, praying my morning meditation, when I noticed an ant on the ground by my feet. More than noticing the ant, I noticed the huge piece of smashed popcorn it was carrying…dragging … Continue reading

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I am Sent Forth

“Your community sends you forth!” Although it’s partly now a community joke, I say it in all sincerity. Whenever I catch someone leaving home for an apostolic activity- a challenge meeting, a women’s morning of reflection, a retreat, etc- I … Continue reading

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