“Let us live in such a way that people will have ample reason to speak well of us.” – Don Bosco
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The Salesian Family:

Our Salesian Family is a caring group of people from all walks of life and all corners of the earth who are dedicated to making life better for the world's poorest and neediest children and families.  We are led by nearly 34,000 priests, brothers and sisters who serve as Salesians of Don Bosco (S.D.B.), the second largest order in the Roman Catholic Church. We are joined by thousands of passionate volunteers, committed lay staff, and generous donors.


If you are already a member of the Salesian Family, we would like to thank you for your outstanding support of our mission and dedicate this website to you.  If you would like to become part of our family, we welcome you with open arms. There are a number of ways you can become involved and we invite you to learn more by contacting us.


A Salesian’s prayer

We thank you O Lord for Don Bosco, Our Father and Teacher
Thank you for inspiring him to minister to the young in an enthusiastic, joyful and prayerful way.
Thank you for his style and spirit of youth ministry.
Help us to make expicit proposals to the young that they may become your disciples.
Help us to challenge them to become saints.
Help us, O Lord, to make our ministries authentic Salesian Oratories where the young can find a Home that welcomes,
a Parish that evangelizes,
a School that prepares for life, and
a Playground where friends can gather.
We make this prayer through Christ, Our Good Shepherd, who lives and reigns forever and ever. Amen.

There are 28 groups that are officially recognized as members of the Salesian Family
Past-Pupils of the FMA 130,000
Past-Pupils of Don Bosco 97,357
Association of Mary Help of Christians 80,000
Salesian Co-operators 30,000
Salesians of Don Bosco 16,092
Daughters of Mary Help of Christians 14,655
Association Damas Salesianas 2,083
Women Volunteers of Don Bosco 1,308
Missionary Sisters of Mary Help of Christians 1,011
Caritas Sisters of Miyazaki 990
Witnesses of the Risen Lord TR 2000 750
Catechists Sisters of Mary Immaculate Help of Christians 500
The Disciples - Secular Institute  400
Daughters of Sacred Heart 378
Congregation of St. Michael the Archangel 357
Sisters of St Michael the Archangel (Michaelites)  261
Salesian Oblates of the Sacred Heart 221
Sisters of Maria Auxiliatrix  110
Daughters of the Divine Saviour 109
Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary 109
Apostles of the Holy Family 69
Congregation of Sisters of the Resurrection 50
Daughters of the Queenship of Mary Immaculate 37
Sisters of Jesus the Adolescent 26
Sisters Announcers of the Lord  23
Don Bosco’s charisma continues to inspire people of good will. There are presently 27 more groups that are seeking membership within the Salesian Family.