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We are all called
to live Fully our
"Discernment Opportunities 2015- 2016"
Come and See Weekends
January 8- 10, 2016 Bellflower, CA
June 17- 19, 2016 San Antonio, TX
Come and See Days
December 5, 2015 Colorado Springs, CO
March 5, 2016 Colorado Springs, CO
Open Discernment Week
January 24 - 31, 2016 San Antonio, TX
(flexible days within the week)
For more information contact:
Sr. Jeanette Palasota, FMA
FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING "COME AND SEE" WEEKENDS WITH THE SALESIAN SISTERS PLEASE VISIT THE VOCATIONS PAGE ON THIS WEBSITE
We, the Salesian Sisters, Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, are a Religious Community of Women founded by St. John Bosco and St Mary Mazzarello. Our mission is to provide Christian education and formation to the young, especially the poor, and women at risk, joyfully proclaim the Good News to all cultures, and promote the regeneration of a more just and human society.
lIVING A lIFE BASED ON THE PRINCIPLES OF
Who We Are
The Salesian Sisters, also known as the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, are a Religious Community of Women known for their dedication and commitment to educating youth of all ages, serving the poor, and assisting women at risk. The Community,which numbers nearly 14,000 world-wide, is the 2nd largest Community of Religious Women in the world.
"The Work of Their Hands,
The Gift of Your Heart"
Retirement Building Expansion
Our retirement building expansion project, Phase I has come to completion! We are fortunate to have your love and support, which has made this project a success! On behalf of each of our Sisters, we want to say "Thank you" and we "Love you" for giving generously and ensuring the future of our Sisters!
As Phase I is being wrapped up, construction of Phase II will begin. This will include construction of the Province offices for our VIDES (Volunteers International, for Development, Education and Solidarity) program, an assembly room, additional parking, and a therapeutic lap pool. Total estimated cost for completion of Phase II stands at $2 million.
If you are interested in helping us purchase a specific item for any of the rooms, please contact the Development Office and we can go over what is available, and that will accomodate your budget. We also invite you to consider making a "group" gift with the help of your friends, family, parish, place of employment, etc.. Making a combined "group" gift makes funding a bedroom, for example, more cost effective and manageable. If you would like more information on this and other options to help us complete the project please contact Esmeralda Castillo, Director of Development at (210)431-4999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Thank you to everyone who has already joined us in getting this project to where it is with their "gifts from the heart"!
The Pathway to Mary Project is now open for all to participate in, so please consider purchasing some bricks today!
A shrine of Mary Help of Christians, Our Path to Mary, will be erected at the corner of West Commerce and 36th Streets in San Antonio, Texas. These are the grounds of the Provincial House, which is the centr of our Salesian presence in the WEstern United States and the place where you can always find the same welcoming Salesian environment you experienced as you grew and developed as a pupil, long ago, or as part of our Salesian Family. This initiative will work along side our Retirement Building Expansion, and has been extended for all to help support and get others to help as well. The initiative was first focused on our past pupils, but we have now opened it up to any and all in order to help us complete this beautiful project.
The Shrine of Mary Help of Christians will be elevated upon a mound 4 feet above street level. The Shrine will be supported by 4 brick columns and will have a roof and skylight dome. The statue of Mary Help of Christians will stand 7 feet tall and will be illuminated at night. The Shrine will be surrounded by flowers and shrubs. A brick pathway will lead the pilgrim to the feet of Our Lady.