We are diverse, we come from different continents, different cultures, we cannot be recognised by our dress, we speak different languages, each of us may have a different profession, we may be in the company of different people, and yet there is something that unites us: sharing the conditions of life of all lay people, we profess chastity, poverty and obedience. Our consecration simultaneous with secularity and the same concern that accompanied St Dominic: "what will happen to sinners?" is realised in the Dominican spirituality that we live in the Institute affiliated to the Dominican Order. Although each of us lives separately, we form a Community. These sisterly bonds strengthen us on our daily journey. We are also united by a history made up of rich experiences and a tradition that has been built up uninterruptedly for more than 130 years.