Salesian Sisters

Welcome to the Salesian Sisters of St John Bosco (Daughters of Mary, Help of Christians). We were founded by St John Bosco and St Mary Mazzarello. The Sisters currently number 14,000 worldwide, working in over 93 countries.

Salesian Sisters

The Salesian Sisters Congregation

97

Countries

11,532

Salesian Sisters

42

UK Sisters

7

Communities in UK

Salesian Sisters

Our Mission

By their lives the Sisters witness the words of Jesus, "Whatever you do to the least of my people, you do to me." St. Mary Mazzarello said, "Joy is the sign of a heart that loves the Lord!" Her Sisters live by this motto today.

Worldwide, there are 11,532 Salesian Sisters, and 309 Novices in training. Our Congregation is living and working in 26 nations in Africa; 23 nations in America; 22 nations in Asia; 22 nations in Europe; and 4 nations in Oceania.

About The Salesian Sisters

In 1872 the first group of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (Salesian Sisters) made their profession in the Congregation founded by St. John Bosco and St. Mary Mazzarello. Both founders shared a dream to work for the good of young people and lead them to God.

Don Bosco wanted the Sisters to be a living sign of his gratitude to God for all that he had led him to be and do in his life. Our Lady continues to guide her Sisters today.

St. Mary Mazzarello

Latest News

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Lent activities for 2021

Lent activities for 2021

Many of you are following the Camino for Lent 2021, created by Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy...

Posted: 25th February 2021

‘One community, one mission’ – Sr Gill talks about URSpace, vocation and change

‘One community, one mission’ – Sr Gill talks about URSpace, vocation and change

This week, Sr Gill McCambridge FMA talked about her vocation, inspiration, and the...

Posted: 25th February 2021

Caring for all of God's creation

Caring for all of God's creation

In a Lenten Salesian Goodnight video from URSpace this week, Sr Gill McCambridge...

Posted: 23rd February 2021

Latest Resources

Camino with Don Bosco - a new novena

Camino with Don Bosco - a new novena

Join the Salesian Family as we pray a new novena to prepare for the feast of our founder, St John Bosco, on 31 January. The reflections, prayers and activities...

Advent Camino: a Christmas Eve Vigil Service

Advent Camino: a Christmas Eve Vigil Service

As the closing activity of our Advent Camino, we offer a beautiful Christmas Eve Vigil Service, created by Sr Susan Richert PVBM for families to use at...

Returning to school: a Salesian Perspective

Returning to school: a Salesian Perspective

As schools move towards bringing back more pupils with the easing of lockdown, our Province Salesian Education and Schools delegate, Fr David O'Malley,...

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7th March 2021

Sunday Morning Mass from Bolton

Sunday morning Mass from the Thornleigh Salesian College Chapel, livestreamed on our Facebook... Read More »

Saints of Don Bosco

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Saint John Bosco has inspired thousands of people, young and old, priests, brothers, sisters and lay people, to strive for holiness in their lives. The Church has recognised many of them as outstanding in holiness and deserving the titles of Saint, Blessed, Venerable or Servant of God.