About Us

Welcome to the Hail Marry blog where we hope to share our experiences on our journeys, including topics like marriage and family (and everything in between!) with a side of laughter. Here’s a bit about us!

 

BRIDGETTE

“Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” ~ Philippians 4:6-7

This is the first verse I ever formally memorized (via VBS as an adult) and it’s been a blessing to have it written on my heart. I’m the newest addition to the Hail Marry team as a contributing writer.

I’m a stay-at-home mom to two darling boys and two loving kitties. I’ve known my husband of nine years since high school and we share a love for theatre and a military family background.

I come to Hail Marry to share a slightly new perspective of marriage and family, since I’m not really a newlywed anymore. God is always teaching us and calling us outside of our comfort zones, and I hope (by sharing my experiences) to encourage, inspire, and grow. Maybe even laugh a bit.

 

KRISTI

“Charm is deceptive and beauty fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.” Proverbs 31:30

This verse always sticks out for me. I’m a newlywed wife (yay marriage!) and mom to a kindhearted daughter. Here at the blog, I am a contributing writer and a FIAT: Faith in All Things podcast co-host, as well as one of Hail Marry’s co-founders.

I am a Texan by birth and breeding and I love the smell of rain in the summer, firewood burning, and the combination of books and coffee (oh yeah, I’m talking to you, Barnes and Noble!). When I’m not hanging out with my family or blogging here with my bestie, Rachel, I’m probably being an office manager extraordinaire at work.

My goal for this blog is to build a community of people who can live out this vocation of wife and mother together through challenges and inspirations.

 

RACHEL

 “Your adornment should not be an external one: braiding the hair, wearing gold jewelry, or dressing in fine clothes, but rather the hidden character of the heart, expressed in the imperishable beauty of a gentle and calm disposition which is precious in the sight of God.” 1 Peter 3:3-4

I’m Rachel, and this verse is my personal motto. A co-founder of Hail Marry, I’m also a contributing writer and co-host on FIAT: Faith in All Things.

When I got the opportunity to start this blog with my best friend Kristi, I didn’t hesitate to jump in. I love being married and spending my life the past two years with my Husband. I want to honor him everyday with my heart, words, and the way I represent myself.

This blog is something that has been on my heart for awhile now. I see the need in young Catholics beginning in marriage and struggling with the first couple of years learning to be the wives and husbands that we all  strive to be. I wanted a place where all of us can come to learn, pray, and be with God on our amazing journeys with our beloveds.

 

For more about us and our mission, please listen to our premiere episode of Fiat: Faith in All Things and see our Catholic Women Bloggers Network post Getting to Know You: Why We Blog.