“August rain: the best of the summer gone, and the new fall not yet born. The odd uneven time.” ― Sylvia Plath, Journal entry from August 1952. We may be nearing the end of summer, but August is also a month of festivals, carnivals and celebrations as well as the long-awaited summer holidays for those at schools and colleges. Make the most of the last month of summer and take a look at our books.

Mary Mazzarello

Mary Mazzarello

Paul Aronica SDB


Part of our Pocketbook Series

A brief account of the life of Mary Mazzarello, who, with Don Bosco, founded the the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (the Salesian Sisters).

Paperback portrait 105mm x 148mm



This highly readable little book is an excellent introduction to St Mary Mazzarello.

She was co-founder of a global religious congregation, yet she lived most of her life in Mornese, a small farming village in Piedmont, Italy.

Like Don Bosco, she had a vision of being entrusted to care for poor young people - in her case, the girls of her rural area, and together with him, she founded the Salesian Sisters, to give education, training and hope to young women using the principles Don Bosco had formulated in his work with the boys of Turin.