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Happy Birthday, Salesian Sisters!

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On 5th August 1872, the first fifteen Salesian Sisters were clothed in their religous garments, and eleven of them (including St Mary Mazzarello) made their first professions. Don Bosco and the Bishop of Acqui were present on this joyful occasion at Mornese, Italy. Mother Mazzarello, who had worked with Don Bosco to establish the new society, was elected as their first superior on the same day.  
 
From the start, the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (Figlie di Maria Ausiliatrice - FMA) worked in the Salesian charism to support and educate girls, using the Oratory model - a home, playground, church and school. They taught trades to girls and young women, enabling them to support themselves, and participated in social justice works to improve the lives of young people, especially girls and the poor.
 
Today, there are more than 14,000 Salesian Sisters in 89 countries, across five continents. We give thanks for them and their work, as we celebrate their 145th birthday. 
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