I Entrust Them To You!
Ethiopia, Sudan,
South Sudan
I Entrust Them To You!
Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan

Daughters of Mary Help of Christians

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The Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, also known as the Salesian Sisters, are a Religious Family born from the heart of St. John Bosco and from the creative fidelity of St. Mary Domenica Mazzarello.  We are consecrated to God to serve Jesus Christ in community, dedicate their life to the human, Christian, and Salesian education of the young people. The community, which numbers over 12,000 world-wide, is the largest community of women religious in the world.

 On August 5, 1872, Mother Mazzarello with the first group of eleven young women pronounced their ‘Yes’ to be helpers among the young people like Mary

“Through a gift of the Holy Spirit and with the direct intervention of Mary,
St. John Bosco founded our Institute as a response of salvation
to the profound hopes of girls and young women.
He endowed it with a spiritual heritage inspired by the charity of Christ, the Good Shepherd,
and imparted to it a strong missionary characteristic.” (Const. FMA 1)

Don Bosco chose for them Mary, Help of Christians, who knew how to incarnate and live the pedagogy of ‘taking care’, which concretizes their educative passion for the young and makes them women who generate life in the heart of Contemporaneity.

Don Bosco wanted the Sisters to be a living sign of his gratitude to God for all that he had led him to be and do in his life. Our Lady continues to guide her Sisters today.

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The Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, also known as the Salesian Sisters, are a Religious Family born from the heart of St. John Bosco and from the creative fidelity of St. Mary Domenica Mazzarello.  We are consecrated to God to serve Jesus Christ in community, dedicate their life to the human, Christian, and Salesian education of the young people. The community, which numbers over 12,000 world-wide, is the largest community of women religious in the world.

 On August 5, 1872, Mother Mazzarello with the first group of eleven young women pronounced their ‘Yes’ to be helpers among the young people like Mary

“Through a gift of the Holy Spirit and with the direct intervention of Mary,
St. John Bosco founded our Institute as a response of salvation
to the profound hopes of girls and young women.
He endowed it with a spiritual heritage inspired by the charity of Christ, the Good Shepherd,
and imparted to it a strong missionary characteristic.” (Const. FMA 1)

Don Bosco chose for them Mary, Help of Christians, who knew how to incarnate and live the pedagogy of ‘taking care’, which concretizes their educative passion for the young and makes them women who generate life in the heart of Contemporaneity.

Don Bosco wanted the Sisters to be a living sign of his gratitude to God for all that he had led him to be and do in his life. Our Lady continues to guide her Sisters today.