The Institute takes its name from charity and consists of faithful Christians who wish to fulfil as perfectly as possible the Lord's own precept to love God above all things and their neighbour as themselves. Many founders of Religious Orders have special inspirations and their Congregations are founded to meet special needs. Rosmini had no such inspiration
The Institute relies solely on the Providence of God and not on human means in its service of the Church. The Church is Christ's instrument of all good. The Institute is the handmaid of the Church and its actions must never conflict with it. Its existence is not necessary for the Church.
The preferred state of members of the Institute is one of prayer and contemplation. Only when the Lord calls through providential signs will the Institute embark on works of charity. Such signs are the manifest needs of others and the will of the Church expressed through bishops and especially through the Pope. Then the Institute must respond if it has the appropriate personnel and resources