About Me

I am a 50 year-old woman traveling on this journey of life with my husband of almost 25 years. I come from a non-traditional Mexican-American family. My upbringing consisted of many celebrations at our home, not much reinforcement on school participation (studies, clubs, sports, etc.), nor was there emphasis on faith. What I did receive was love for family.

I was fortunate to receive the Sacraments, however absent was the nurturing as I grew into my teenage years.

We have no children but are busy in the lives of my nephews and nieces. And now my Mom lives with us, so we are all adjusting to the seasons of change.

In my blog posts, I would like to share my journey from childhood through now.

I’m not an expert! I do not have a degree in theology.  I am probably like most women my age who have much to share and just found the courage to do it.  This is about my Catholic faith and how it is my compass and how I believe it can be yours too.

I’m truly blessed in that I have a husband who loves and cares for me. In 2000, I was diagnosed with Lupus (SLE).  Since then I have learned to cope with it and come to know it was a path to getting to know Jesus.


As for the blog name “Catholic and Chocolate”, two things I love…my faith and food. I was given the nickname Chocolate Breath at a very young age by my Aunt and really, nothing has changed with my love for chocolate.

My hope is that my posts will encourage you to go deeper in your Catholic faith.  What I’ve come to realize is that you will learn something new everyday! As they say “ever ancient, ever new!”

Matthew 7:7-8   The Answer to Prayers.
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

Thanks for stopping by!

Leticia Ochoa Adams

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