The founding charism of the congregation is to collaborate with priests in the ministry of evangelization in a spirit of simplicity and joy. The congregationisdevoted to apostolic life. It offers moral and material support and assistance to seminaries, presbyteries and priests' residences. The congregationalso pays particular attention to young people and in awakening vocations. The spirit of the congregationisexpressed by activelyparticipating in pastoral, parish and diocesanwork, as well as in teaching. The congregationconsiders the Lay Antonian Association a grace, a blessing and a privilegedway of sharing itscharism. It istruly the work of the Spirit.