My Struggle as a Catholic in a Modern World

In a world where Christianity is not in vogue and Catholicism is the most unfashionable in the realm of Christian faiths, it can be challenging to be a practicing Catholic.  Throw in an undersized city such as Halifax, Nova Scotia where self-proclamations of atheism, new ageism and agnosticism prevail, and the few Christians who do …

Shopaholic gives up shopping Update – One Month Down; 11 More to Go!

It has been 33 days since I made the promise to give up “pleasure shopping” for one year.  I recently slipped and fell prey to the shopping gods at Value Village and spent a whopping $13.00 for a cute Channel inspired jacket (cost was $6.99), a hand knit toque ($1.99) and hand knit mittens ($2.99). …

Shopaholic Gives Up “Shopping” for 2015

Happy New Year! I am finally beginning to feel human once again after suffering from the never ending cold from hell. I am the shopaholic who is going to attempt to give up shopping or perhaps to be more specific “pleasure shopping” for 365 days. So, let’s define what “pleasure shopping” is; it is anything …

New York City over Thanksgiving 2014

Recently, I had the privilege to visit NYC during the American Thanksgiving.  Ever since I was a little girl and discovered the movie “Miracle on 34th Street” I have dreamt of seeing the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.  Finally, as a full-grown adult, my dream was coming true.  The parade was as impressive in person as …

A Little Bit about Rachel Jacques

  I crossed the Tiber River in 2010, and despite it being the best decision I have made thus far in my life, it has come with a plethora of challenges. From Dogma to dating, this is a blog about a woman living as a practicing Catholic in a modern world, which isn’t easy!My goal …