The Salesian Sisters

Also called Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, they were founded in 1872 by Don Bosco and Mary Domenica Mazzarello.

Today, they are 16 230 around the world and they beam with the joy of living. They are women totally for the Lord, at the service of young people, especially the most unfortunate. We find them in 88 countries in the world.

They are women like all other women in the world. Women in the colors of the five continents deeply rooted in their native land or their adopted land. In their eyes and in their hearts these women carry the profound hopes and aspirations of all peoples. Women consecrated by God for the service of young people linked in a bond of love by their vows, they live happily for and with young people, seeking only their salvation in Jesus Christ. 


In Canada 

26 religious women

6 houses




In North America

239 religious

31 houses


In the world

16 104 religious

1603 houses

89 countries

The Salesian Family - The Salesians of Don Bosco -
The Salesian Sisters - The Salesian Cooperators -
The Don Bosco Volunteers

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