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Author - Rachel Peach

Rachel Peach is from Hartville, Ohio. She has been a Consecrated Woman of Regnum Christi since 2010. She is currently serving in Houston, Texas in youth work with Challenge/ECYD and with high school youth ministry at Sts. Simon and Jude Catholic Church.
Gift #4: Eric

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 his early-mid twenties. The parts ended up taking...

Gift #3: Nikki

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 just a typical waitress...

Gift #1: Elsa

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 to...

Gift #2: Joshua

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 day; it was already dark out, and I wasn’t the only...

A House or Home?

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 of laughter and...

Discovering the Gifts

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 this idea, realizing that if I live this way, it...