Sr. Kathleen Gazie, aci, died peacefully at 69 years on Wednesday, July 3, 2024, surrounded by her sisters at Bryn Mawr Hospital. 

Kathy was born on January 20, 1955 to parents Ralph and Beverly in Michigan and entered the Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus after meeting the congregation in Florida. 

Kathy served as a loving educator at Ancillae Assumpta Academy in Wyncote, a community she adored teaching first grade and working in the art department. Most recently, Kathy lived and worked with a spirit of true hospitality at St. Raphaela Center in Haverford. She delighted in welcoming retreat groups and worked in the laundry room with a joyful spirit. She also shared her gifts with the Prayer Shawl Ministry group, crocheting blankets for those in need of healing. 

Recently when Kathy was interviewed about her ministry, she shared, “For me, hospitality is emptying myself for the other so that I can become more attentive to those who come to our home (our retreat center or our classrooms). It’s welcoming the stranger, it’s being generous with an open heart, it’s anticipating the needs of others and providing – it is being Eucharist. Hospitality is both giving and receiving.”

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on July 8th at 10:00 AM at St. Raphaela Center in Haverford, PA. Relatives and friends are invited for Visitation preceding the Mass beginning at 8:30 AM. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in Sister Kathy’s memory are most appreciated to:
Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
616 Coopertown Rd.
Haverford, PA 19041