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, proclaim the Good News to all cultures, and promote the regeneration of a more just and humane society.

#Big Give: Emergency Relief

During this time of health crisis, we are holding strong to our faith in Jesus and Mary and are keeping you and your loved ones in our prayers. We thank you for your support of the Salesian Sisters throughout the years and ask you to assist us with your generosity to care for our Sisters during this time of need. Many of our prescheduled fundraisers have been postponed at this time, so your kindness will be a true blessing for us. Please consider making a donation today at

Trust in Mary Help of Christians and Jesus

The Salesian Family worldwide is encouraged to renew their trusting faith in Mary Help of Christians, following the example of St. John Bosco for many graces in difficult times. Please join us in praying the Extraordinary World Novena to Mary Help of Christians for this heath emergency to be eradicated and for all the suffering people in our world. Typically, this novena is prayed from the 15th– 23rd of every month, but at this time you are encouraged to pray the novena every day with greater confidence in the presence of Jesus and in the powerful intercession of Mary.

"Don Bosco always entrusted himself to Mary Help of Christians. During cholera he invited his young people to live in God's grace, to confess and to wear the medal of Mary Help of Christians. On various occasions and in particular moments - as during the cholera of 1854 - he expressed the belief that Mary is our help. It is time to make the figure of Mary our Mother even more beautiful, remaining calm in the awareness that She walks by our side. I would say that, as Don Bosco himself said, we must have a lot of faith in Mary Help of Christians and in Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, and thus we shall see what miracles are” says Fr. Cameroni, World Delegate of the Association of Mary Help of Christians (ADMA).

Click here for the Novena and Consecration to Mary Help of Christians
Read more on the Salesian News Agency website.

Friend a Sister

The Salesian Sisters hearts are full of love for all their friends, young people and those most in need. When you Friend a Sister, you are embraced by all our Sisters, thus having the prayerful support of our whole community. Experience positive encouragement and the virtue of Christian friendship when you Friend a Sister. Friending a Sister will strengthen your spiritual life while contributing to the vitality of the Sisters and their daily needs.

Suggested sponsorship: $15 - $100 monthly or $180 - $1,200 annually

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The Strenna 2020 highlights Don Bosco's approach for youth formation and accompaniment. The Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, emphasizes that “as a Salesian Family we must be attentive to the great human challenges of our world, such as honesty as people, living as a committed citizenship that seeks the good, making the Church’s social Doctrine present in everyday life, the option for the most disadvantaged, ensure that Christians and our young people are at the service of the people…”

Click on this link for an outline for the 2020 Strenna: