Written on: April 4, 2016
Sister Anne Marie Gastle spent many of the years of her religious life at Holy Angels Academy in Buffalo, New York where she taught art and design. She was a gifted artist and teacher. Her artistic talent extended to photography and her photographs are like a National Geographic illustration. She retired to the Motherhouse where she spent many hours driving sisters needing transportation to appointments. Sister Anne Marie now resides at St. Joseph’s Manor in Meadowbrook, PA where she enjoys many of the activities provided by the facility and is challenged by a good jigsaw puzzle.
In my 75 years as a Grey Nun, I have taught almost every grade level. At Holy Angels Academy, I taught young women the beauty of art, design, watercolor, oil and other mediums. These were blessed years. Now it is time to slow down. I spend time in prayer and reading and enjoy the challenge of jigsaw puzzles. I muse often at how blessed we all are to have each other. Being a Grey Nun and sharing my everyday life for these 75 years is a blessing. I consider myself fortunate! My vocation is a treasure to me. I am proud to be part of the community of Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart.