The field of health was the first area of our service. Since then, depending on the needs of times and places, we have been present in hospitals, nursing homes, nutritional centers for children and health centers. Believing that Christ is present in each sick person, we contemplate his face in them and we try to serve them with kindness, care, patience, and understanding. We promote respect and defense of human life and from faith in the Gospel, we accompany those who are preparing to meet the Father so that, together with their families, they may live this moment, with peace and hope (cf. Dir. 45 , 46 and 47).