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.

Rachel Peach reports from Houston

“Houston Heroes” Amidst the loss and suffering caused by Hurricane Harvey and the floods here in Houston, I have been repeatedly amazed and edified to see how this crisis situation has been able to bring the best out of people. … Continue reading

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Houston: oceans rise, prayers comfort

SUNDAY:  “When oceans rise, my soul will rest in your embrace, for I am yours, and you are mine” The rain continued throughout all last night, and so this morning, it became even more evident that flood levels are rising. … Continue reading

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Reporting from Hurricane Harvey’s Houston

FROM FRIDAY: “Preparation for the Storm” When Harvey was still just a level 1 hurricane out at sea, headed towards the Texan coast yesterday, my community made the decision to head home to Houston from our vacation days to avoid getting … Continue reading

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Gift #4: Eric

Eric works at the Dodge dealership, and I met him when one of our mini-vans had a part recall back in January. He works at the counter, so deals with customers coming in and out. He seemed to be in … Continue reading

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Gift #3: Nikki

Nikki works at Macaroni Grill. She is a beautiful African-American woman in her late thirties, and I met her when my community was invited to join a family for dinner there last month. Right away I realized that she wasn’t … Continue reading

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Gift #1: Elsa

EDITOR’S NOTE:  This is the first in a series of reflections of people writer Rachel Peach encountered in everyday life. Reading John Paul II’s meditation on “givenness” both inspired and challenged me on my outlook on life; am I able … Continue reading

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Gift #2: Joshua

Joshua works at Lowe’s. I met him back in December when I needed to get more a more specific type of light bulbs for some of the light fixtures in my community’s home. It was at the end of the … Continue reading

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A House or Home?

This past weekend I was visiting a Regnum Christi family for dinner. They are one of those amazing families who always edify you by their testimony and example, in such simple ways. The meal was delicious; the conversation was full … Continue reading

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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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