Following the example of our Father Founder, we feel sent to heal, protect, and instruct those who need us, and especially the poorest, in solidarity with them and sharing their reality to help them discover their dignity as children of God and promote them comprehensively. Committed to incarnating Christ in history and collaborating in the construction of human society, we seek to announce Jesus and His Gospel, through all our activities, which we always carry out on behalf of the community and sent by it (cf. Const. 58 and 59). We carry out our mission in communion with the Church, attentive to the challenges that the historical moment presents us (cf. Const. 60).
In the first Constitutions, our Father Founder outlined the mission fields of the Congregation the hospitals, asylums, education centers, orphanages and missions but specified that they were “preferential” areas and thus left open the possibility of engaging in another type of service ( cf. OCLA 2293; Const. 60). This is what we have been doing, discerning in each time and place what and how we can go out to meet the needs of our brothers and meet them in harmony with our charism. For this we try to keep up to date in what relates to our work (cf. Dir. 39).
We develop our mission in our own works or those belonging to other entities and in each place we try to be an evangelizing and charismatic presence. In many of our works we share our mission with lay people who we try to form in our charism to work in greater communion and complementarity (cf. Const. 64 and Dir. 51).