Posted by: vftmom247 | 2013/04/03

Chocolate and Catholicism- Blogging from A-Z

‘C’ Day for the Blogging from A-Z Challenge. So many things that I like that start with a ‘c’. Children, cats, caffeine, calm, clarity, Chaucer, Covecrest to name a few. I was seriously torn between chocolate and Catholicism though. Then a (perhaps divine?) inspiration struck. Why not both? Oh, YEAH!!!

Chocolate and Catholicism are both very important to me. Both keep me somewhat sane some days, lend me new energy, lead me to mental leaps, restore my soul. I have gone to cities in Belgium and the Netherlands in search of both a beautiful cathedral or basilica and a kick-butt chocolate store. And searched all over til I found both. In Maastricht, the search for chocolate also led me to a few great shopping streets.

I can do without chocolate, though. I mean, it makes me gain weight too quickly! And if I eat too much of it, I will get sick or even form new ¥€££ kidney stones. True, chocolate can make a bad day better. But I have never hungered for chocolate the way I have hungered for Holy Hour with God. Been known to drag my heels to Mass, but to scheduled one-on-one time with God, not so much. My Catholic religion lets me get rid of my sins, get absolved of them, and gives me the strength to get up and try again. My Catholicism gives me Mary to intercede for me. At Mass, I receive the Body and Blood of Jesus. The best chocolate anywhere fails to come within continents of this. I have given up chocolate for Lent, for my Catholic faith. Ain’t no how, no way I’d swap my religion on in for chocolate.

Sorry, Godiva. Thank you, and hello God.



  1. Reblogged this on The Taylor Family Deutschland Mission.

  2. I am Catholic and I like chocolate so I am right here with you on this post! 🙂 Happy C Day!

    • :). Both good for the soul!


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