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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Mama Margaret's - helping women in Kenya earn a living

Mama Margaret's - helping women in Kenya earn a living

Recently, we've shared news of how the Salesian Sisters in Dagoretti Market, Nairobi,...

Posted: 22nd October 2020

Sr Pauline is our new Provincial

Sr Pauline is our new Provincial

On 5 August 2020, the anniversary of the founding of the Daughters of Mary Help of...

Posted: 14th October 2020

Sr Ella on praying the Rosary

Sr Ella on praying the Rosary

In her 'Salesian Sundays' video this week, Sr Ella Flynn FMA offers a guide to praying...

Posted: 13th October 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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2nd December 2020

Mid-week Mass

Join the Thornleigh Salesian Community on the Province Facebook page at 17:45 each Wednesday... Read More »

6th December 2020

Sunday Morning Mass from Bolton

Celebrate Sunday Mass on 2nd Sunday of Advent with the Salesians from the Thornleigh Community.... Read More »

12th December 2020

Advent Retreat Day (online)

Join the Salesians of Don Bosco and the Presentation Sisters on Zoom for an interactive... 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.