The Salesian Congregation
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Our mission is to be signs and bearers of the love of God for young people, especially those who are poor.
Each year, our Rector Major chooses a theme to help us focus on a particular aspect of our mission. The Strenna (Italian for gift) in 2020 is Good Christians and upright citizens, a phrase Don Bosco used to describe the aim of the Salesians in guiding and educating young people to become active participants in society by living the values of the Gospel.
About The Salesians
In 1872, Don Bosco and St Mary Mazzarello founded the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians - the Salesian Sisters - to support and befriend disadvantaged girls and young women and offer them an education, skills and a home.
You will find us in schools of all kinds; in youth clubs; in homes for homeless or abandoned children; working with street children; supporting volunteers; working as missionaries; as chaplains in schools, colleges and universities; and in parish work.
The Salesian Sisters UK
The Salesian Sisters of St John Bosco (Daughters of Mary, Help of Christians) were founded by St John Bosco and St Mary Mazzarello. The Sisters currently number 14,000 worldwide, working in over 93 countries.
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8th January 2020
Blessed Titus Zeman (1915-1969) was a Slovakian Salesian priest.
16th January 2020 - 19th January 2020
The annual gathering in Turin open to all members of the 32 organisations who form our Salesian... Read More »
19th January 2020
Pope Francis's message for Peace Sunday 2020 is: 'PEACE AS A JOURNEY OF HOPE: DIALOGUE,... Read More »
22nd January 2020 - 23rd January 2020
A gathering of the Heads of the 7 non-Salesian schools who are part of our Salesian Schools... Read More »
24th January 2020
St Francis de Sales is the Patron of the Salesians of Don Bosco
27th January 2020
Holocaust Memorial Day 2020 marks 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
31st January 2020
The feast of our founder, Don Bosco.
1st February 2020, 12:00
The annual Mass and lunch for all members of the Salesian Family to celebrate our founder's... Read More »
7th February 2020
As Pope, Blessed Pius IX played an important role in the creation of the Salesians.
8th February 2020
St Josephine Bakhita was kidnapped as a child and sold into slavery. Her feast is an international... Read More »
Saints of Don Bosco
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.