Health service

“It seems to me that it would be very pleasing to our Lord if the Institute should devote itself to the relief of the poor sick”

(St Bartolomea)

With the spirit of Bartolomea and Vincenza who with tender care served Jesus himself in his suffering members and attended to all their needs, we keep up in so many different forms of service their dedication to the sick and the aged.

In human solidarity and through competent service, we strive to help them find meaning in life, be restored to a sense of their dignity as human persons and made capable of living their painful situation in a manner befitting their Christian calling. We are at work:

•   in hospitals, clinics and rest homes through rofessional work and pastoral healthcare

•   in leprosy centres and dispensaries

•   in centres for TB and AIDS patients

•   in centres for the physically or mentally disabled

•   in families and villages through nursing work.

Our mission today

Wherever we are, we try to bring to fruition the “talent” given us for the benefit of our neighbour, through educational work, health care and formation to faith, while remaining alert to particular demands of our times and seeking ways most suited to the context in which we live.

We realize that inculturation is “a path we all must go by in order to be true neighbours” and do works of mercy with the same attitude of Jesus who “emptied himself, taking the form of a servant”.

In communion with him, who “came to serve”, and is always at work in human history, we take care of our neighbour putting to good use our typically-womanly resources and the virtues proper to our spirituality, training ourselves in dialogue and sharing and in collaboration with other ecclesial strengths.