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

Read the latest news from the Salesian Sisters below or click here to visit our news page

The dynamic care of St Mary Mazzarello

The dynamic care of St Mary Mazzarello

A reflection for the Feast of St Mary Mazzarello (13 May), co-founder of the Salesian...

Posted: 6th May 2021

St Dominic Savio: listening to the young

St Dominic Savio: listening to the young

I love this modern painting of two great Salesian saints, Laura Vicuña and...

Posted: 6th May 2021

Youth Presence - new charity for children & young people

Youth Presence - new charity for children & young people

Youth Presence is a new charity, based in Kendal, Cumbria, that is dedicated to working...

Posted: 5th May 2021

Latest Resources

A Camino through Lent 2021 - Easter Sunday

A Camino through Lent 2021 - Easter Sunday

A final reflection from Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB to bring our Camino to a close, and inspire us with the hope we have as an Easter people.

Stations of the Cross 2021

Stations of the Cross 2021

A new 'Way of the Cross' created for Holy Week 2021 by Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB

A Camino through Lent 2021 - Holy Week

A Camino through Lent 2021 - Holy Week

Our Lenten journey culminates this week in this series of Holy Week reflections from Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB.

What's On

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9th May 2021

Sunday morning Mass

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

9th May 2021

Adoration and Good Night

Spend half an hour with the Blessed Sacrament.

12th May 2021

Wednesday evening Mass

Join the Salesians for Mass each Wednesday evening at 5:30 pm, live on Facebook.

13th May 2021

Feast of St Mary Mazzarello

Feast St Mary Mazzarello (1837-1881), the co-founder of the Salesian Sisters

16th May 2021

Sunday morning Mass

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

16th May 2021

Adoration and Good Night

Spend half an hour with the Blessed Sacrament.

19th May 2021

Wednesday evening Mass

Join the Salesians for Mass each Wednesday evening at 5:30 pm, live on Facebook.

23rd May 2021

Sunday morning Mass

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

23rd May 2021

Adoration and Good Night

Spend half an hour with the Blessed Sacrament.

26th May 2021

Wednesday evening Mass

Join the Salesians for Mass each Wednesday evening at 5:30 pm, live on Facebook.

Saints of Don Bosco

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Salesian Saint
Salesian Saint
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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.