Meet Our New Associates: Dee Mansi
By AJ Keith, Communications intern
As the Sisters of Charity have proven time and time again, their mission and charism transcends borders and impacts lives across the world. Such is the case with Dee Mansi who made her commitment as an Associate in Mission to the Sisters of Charity after being inspired by the great charities that the Sisters have become synonymous with over the years.
A member of the global Vincentian Family, Dee only knew the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati as one of the branches of the Vincentian Family. Though she lives in London, England, her family resides in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she discovered the Sisters of Charity who are known for their impact in education and health care. In addition, Dee met Sister of Charity Caroljean (Cj) Willie while she was working for the United Nations in New York City, New York. Initially meeting her in Paris, France at an international Vincentian Family Gathering, S. Cj helped Dee to understand the SC charism. “I came to understand and greatly appreciate the Sisters of Charity concentration on their mission of eco-spirituality, diversity and inclusion of religions and their care of the earth through her work,” Dee says.
Cj later became Dee’s mentor that guided her through the Associate program; this only heightened her sense of community in the Congregation. More so, Dee’s faith was nurtured and revitalized by her mentorship as she studied the founders of the Sisters of Charity. Stating that the call to become an Associate is an “emotional and spiritual charge,” Dee is excited to become part of such a reputable tradition of service. As she said in her application letter to the Sisters of Charity, “[The founders] are a constant source of inspiration and encouragement to live my life as a prayerful practitioner of social justice.”
Leadership and communication skills are some of the strengths that Dee possesses and she is eager to share these skills in service with the Sisters of Charity. Because she was inspired by the Sisters’ care for all people, she will continue to advocate for social justice to enact systemic change. “I will serve in any capacity I am called to do,” Dee says.
Dee made her commitment as an Associate on Aug. 11, 2019, a moment that she has been looking forward to since meeting the Sisters of Charity. Driven by a desire to help the poor and vulnerable, Dee hopes that becoming an Associate will present opportunities for her to use her skills in leadership for the benefit of others. Like God’s love and the service of the Sisters of Charity, she will serve unconditionally as a citizen of the world and Associate of the Sisters of Charity.
Associate in Mission Dee Mansi first met the Sisters of Charity at the United Nations, and her encounter with S. Caroljean Willie convinced her to become an Associate.