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.

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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Alex’s Prayer from the Choir Loft

On tiptoes and whispering, we were all trying to make as little noise as possible. We didn’t want to distract the priests and brothers praying below. During the Rome pilgrimage in April, our Northwoods Catholic School students and families had … Continue reading

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La Pace Inizia con un Sorriso

Seventeen 8th graders from Houston, Texas were intent on sparking a fire of enthusiasm for Christ, the Pope, and the Church. And they weren’t alone. The Northwoods Catholic School students and families on pilgrimage in Rome were joined by over … Continue reading

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Rome-ward Bound

In less than a month, I’ll be in Rome for the summer, preparing for final vows. The reality hasn’t quite sunk in yet, but something in my heart feels ready. It’s been three years since I renewed my temporary vows. … Continue reading

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What Do You See, Mary

What do you see Mary? What does the world look like through your eyes? How do you see pain, suffering, and loneliness? How do you see struggle and difficulty? How did your life change from the experience of holding baby … Continue reading

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Making All Things New

“See, I am doing something new! Now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? In the wilderness I make a way, in the wastelands, rivers” (Isaiah 43:19). I am making all things new… Do you not perceive it? Where … Continue reading

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He Takes My Breath Away

What is it that happens when I contemplate Christ crucified? Something in me- deep in my being, my soul- is activated. I no longer experience fear, worry, and passing things weighing me down. Somehow I am lifted above that because … Continue reading

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Refiners Fire

Putting sacristy items away one morning after mass, something caught my eye as I passed by the tabernacle. Was I imagining something, or had I seen a reflection? Those 10 seconds of curiosity became the source of days of prayer: … Continue reading

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