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.

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

i Love You Mis Queen

“ i Love You mis Queen” A very energetic kindergarten student marched up to me one morning, holding out her hand with a wrinkled post-it note. I was just popping my head into their classroom, but as soon as she … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Secret Angel

We had already gone 4 days without ink in the community printer. The first “to do” for my Saturday morning was to go out and get some more. After breakfast, Patricia came up to me and mentioned wanting to go … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Making Conversation with a Three Year Old

Making conversation with a three year old can be a little interesting. Especially when you’re trying to walk them back to their classroom while distracting them from the fact they’re separated from their parents. Their insights, however, are often off … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment