Sister Canisia Hockensmith, Age 94
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Sister Canisia spent most of her years in ministry in her home diocese of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Focused on her vow of service, wherever an extra pair of hands was needed, you would find her willing and able to assist. For 30 years, Sister Canisia’s ministry was at the former Mercycrest Convent in Harrisburg, where she was known for her patience and kindness.
When Mercycrest Convent closed, Sister Canisia continued her ministry for nine years at St. Margaret Mary Convent, also in Harrisburg. In 1994, Sister came to Mercy Center in Dallas, Pennsylvania. She volunteered in the transportation office there for the next eight years and was quick to learn the location of many medical offices, finding alternate routes as needed. Sister was greatly appreciated by all those she accompanied. Sister Canisia eventually decided to dedicate her remaining years to prayer, faithfully remembering all those she met along her life’s journey.
Her quiet manner and generosity of spirit were gifts to be cherished and will not be forgotten.Donate in memory of Sister Canisia Hockensmith