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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The Salesian Educational Approach as a personal spirituality

The Salesian Educational Approach as a personal spirituality

A new presentation by Fr David O'Malley SDB, sets out the concept of an inner Salesian...

Posted: 27th May 2020

What does it mean to ‘have devotion to Mary’?

What does it mean to ‘have devotion to Mary’?

As we celebrate the feast of Mary Help of Christians, (transferred from 24 May this...

Posted: 25th May 2020

Celebrating St Mary Mazzarello

Celebrating St Mary Mazzarello

On the afternoon of the Feast of St Mary Mazzarello, many of the Salesian Family...

Posted: 13th May 2020

Latest Resources

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...

A school Chaplaincy's lockdown tips for students

A school Chaplaincy's lockdown tips for students

Pray, be kind, be imaginative, be positive! Down-to-earth lockdown tips for students from a Chaplaincy Assistant.

Stations of the Cross for Good Friday 2020

Stations of the Cross for Good Friday 2020

The Stations of the Cross with reflections from Salesian Youth Ministry GBR animators and SDBs from across the Province. This booklet was created for the...

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31st May 2020

Pentecost

When the Holy Spirit came down and filled the disciples and the first followers of Jesus,... Read More »

31st May 2020

Pentecost Sunday Morning Mass from Bolton

Celebrate Pentecost Sunday Mass with the Salesians from the Thornleigh Community at 11:30... Read More »

1st June 2020 - 7th June 2020

Volunteers' Week

Celebrating the gifts and commitment of all who offer their time and skills as volunteers.... Read More »

5th June 2020 - 7th June 2020

Women's Prayer Weekend

This planned event may alter due to the COVID-19 situation closer to the date. Please watch... Read More »

7th June 2020

The Most Holy Trinity

A celebration of the three Divine Persons of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

20th June 2020

Salesian Spirituality Retreat Day

Join Salesian Youth Ministry online for a day of reflection and sharing for the whole Salesian... Read More »

21st November 2020

Encounter

Youth event organised by youth ministry workers in the north-west.

Saints of Don Bosco

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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.