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

93

Countries

13,500

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.

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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Cardinal welcomes return of collective worship from 4 July

Cardinal welcomes return of collective worship from 4 July

Responding to the Prime Minister's statement on 23 June announcing that collective...

Posted: 23rd June 2020

'Jesus is the real thing!'

'Jesus is the real thing!'

In this week's Salesian Sundays video, Sr Ella Flynn FMA talks about Corpus Christi,...

Posted: 14th June 2020

Cardinal speaks about re-opening of churches for individual prayer

Cardinal speaks about re-opening of churches for individual prayer

In a podcast this week, Cardinal Vincent Nichols spoke from Westminster Cathedral...

Posted: 10th June 2020

Latest Resources

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,...

A Novena to the Sacred Heart for our special times

A Novena to the Sacred Heart for our special times

A novena to the Sacred Heart is usually prayed in the nine days preceding the Feast, but can be prayed at any time for your special intentions. This new...

A Rosary: Mary in May

A Rosary: Mary in May

Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB and Sr Sr Susan Richert PBVM offer a new way to use your rosary to honour Our Lady in her month of May:

Using your rosary beads...

What's On

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5th July 2020

Sunday evening Mass from Chertsey

The Chertsey community's Sunday evening Mass is live-streamed on Fr John Dickson's Facebook... Read More »

6th July 2020 - 10th July 2020

Morning Prayer from Chertsey

Morning prayer from Chertsey is streamed by Fr John Dickson SDB at 8:45am Monday - Friday,... Read More »

8th July 2020

Mid-week Mass from Bolton

Mass is live-streamed on our Facebook page by the Salesian community at Thornleigh House,... Read More »

12th July 2020

Sunday Morning Mass from Bolton

Celebrate Sunday Mass with the Salesians from the Thornleigh Community

12th July 2020

Sunday evening Mass from Chertsey

The Chertsey community's Sunday evening Mass is live-streamed on Fr John Dickson's Facebook... Read More »

13th July 2020 - 17th July 2020

Morning Prayer from Chertsey

Morning prayer from Chertsey is streamed by Fr John Dickson SDB at 8:45am Monday - Friday,... Read More »

15th July 2020

Mid-week Mass from Bolton

Mass is live-streamed on our Facebook page by the Salesian community at Thornleigh House,... Read More »

19th July 2020

Sunday Morning Mass from Bolton

Celebrate Sunday Mass with the Salesians from the Thornleigh Community

19th July 2020

Sunday evening Mass from Chertsey

The Chertsey community's Sunday evening Mass is live-streamed on Fr John Dickson's Facebook... Read More »

20th July 2020 - 24th July 2020

Morning Prayer from Chertsey

Morning prayer from Chertsey is streamed by Fr John Dickson SDB at 8:45am Monday - Friday,... Read More »

Saints of Don Bosco

Salesian Saint
Salesian Saint
Salesian Saint
Salesian Saint
Salesian Saint

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.