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These priests and lay brothers were founded in 1859. On the go, often in a hurry, practical and ingenious they are fully consecrated religious joyfully living their vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. They are from different nationalities and cultures. They work in schools, in parishes, in youth centers, in mission territories...

They are where young people hope or despair, building futures and sharing their struggle or suffering. Reminding youth of their noble heritage of being children of God, Salesians help them regain joy and hope in life.

They are now 17,460 present in 120 countries. Their focus is charity in action, loving kindness among themselves, prayer and trust in Mary. It's an ideal that they carry in their heart; offering it to the world so that youth might enter and become part of this new hope.

In Canada
37 Brothers and Priests
11 houses


In North America
796 Brothers and Priests
96 houses


In the world
17, 460 Brothers and Priests
2066 houses
130 countries